Kyle Orland

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Kyle Orland
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Aliases: @KyleOrl
Occupation: Senior Gaming Editor
Affiliations: Ars Technica

Kyle Orland is a video gaming journalist for Ars Technica and has written for Joystiq, Crispy Gamer, Gamasutra, MSNBC, NPR, EGM, Gamespot, and The Escapist. [1]

He was the creator of the Google Group GameJournoPros, a private mailing list for video game journalists that has fueled accusations of corruption, collusion, and narrative framing occurring in the American video game journalism industry.

Creation of GameJournoPros

Orland created GameJournoPros on August 31, 2010, stating that it was inspired by the original JournoList, [2] a private mailing list among left-leaning journalists that closed in 2010 upon its controversial reveal. [3]

Role in GamerGate

On August 19, 2014, Orland sent an e-mail regarding the Zoe Quinn Scandal to fellow members of GameJournoPros. In it, he proposed the idea of sending Zoe Quinn words of support and considered giving her game, Depression Quest, more attention in response to the scandal.

Maybe we should get a public letter of support going around decrying these kinds of personal attacks, signed by as many sympathetic journalists/developers as we can. Maybe we should just use this as an excuse to give more attention to her work… I know I’ve been meaning to review Depression Quest since its Steam release.
However, his ideas, as well as a proposal to send Quinn a group letter of support, were opposed by most responders of the e-mails and thus never came to fruition. [4]

See Also

Game Journo Pros