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'''GamerGate''' is a consumer revolt against unethical practices in video game journalism and entertainment media, including (but not limited to) [[Corruption|corruption and conflicts of interest]], [[collusion]], and the [[Censorship|censorship of ideas and discussion]]. It is comprised of video game enthusiasts all over the world working together to eliminate ethical misconduct by industry professionals and promote fair and balanced video games media.
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#GamerGate is a consumer revolt triggered by the overt politicization, ethical misconduct, and unprecedented amounts of censorship targeted at gamers and video games as a whole that is presently being perpetrated by many entities within the industry.
  
As a group, GamerGate is leaderless and unstructured so all efforts and projects are collaborative endeavors agreed upon and fulfilled by the group’s majority.
 
  
==The Three C's of GamerGate==
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The multiple journalistic failings that GamerGate has exposed and challenged can be summarized and sorted into the following three categories:
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* [[1 Origins]]
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** [[4.1 Consumer Revolt]]
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== Origins[edit] ==
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''For a more detailed account of the origins and history of GamerGate, please read the [[Timeline]] article.''
  
*'''[[Corruption]]'''
 
**Conflicts of interest (COIs), including the non-disclosure of personal relationships (romantic and otherwise), non-disclosure of direct financial support and/or investments, and the non-disclosure of Patreon contributions.
 
**Cronyism
 
**Bribes and similar enticements (or threats and similar intimidation tactics) towards reviewers to grant games a better score then they deserve.
 
  
*'''[[Collusion]]'''
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The events leading up to the creation of #GamerGate began on August 16, 2014, with the publication of "thezoepost" by Eron Gjoni, a programmer and ex-boyfriend of indie game developer Zoe Quinn.<sup>[[[1]]]</sup> In it, he claims that Quinn emotionally manipulated him and cheated on him with 5 other individuals over the course of their relationship. Three of these individuals were listed by name - among them are Joshua Boggs, Quinn's employer, and [[Nathan Grayson]], a gaming journalist associated with [[RockPaperShotgun]] and [[Kotaku]].
**Secret cooperation of supposed competing outlets to push (or silence) a message or narrative.
 
**Industry-wide blacklisting
 
  
*'''[[Censorship]]'''
 
**Wide-spread prohibition of GamerGate and GamerGate-related topics on forums and comment sections.
 
**Abuse of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown measures
 
**Social media blockbots and shadow-bans
 
**Attempts to ban or censor video games based on content
 
  
==Endeavors, Achievements, & Criticism==
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On August 17, YouTuber MundaneMatt published a video in which he discussed thezoepost. The video was taken down by Quinn using a DMCA copyright claim, as the video contained a publicly-available screenshot from her game Depression Quest. Soon afterwards, InternetAristocrat published his own video about thezoepost, titled "The Five Guys Saga".<sup>[[[2]]]</sup>
  
GamerGate strives to find and expose unethical practices in video game journalism, communicate the desire for better ethics and representation, and inspire and foster positive change in the video game industry.  The #GamerGate hashtag on Twitter is the primary medium for communication and collaboration, and websites like 8chan, Reddit, and Tumblr boast high numbers of participants and supporters as well.
 
  
Because GamerGate has no defined structure, much of the communication and messages directed towards developers, publishers, and journalists are done on an individual basis. However, GamerGate participants will frequently come together to collaborate on campaigns, referred to as [[Projects:Hub|operations]].
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On August 19, YouTube video game reviewer TotalBiscuit made a post on Twitlonger criticizing the use of DMCA takedown requests to censor critical works,<sup>[[[3]]]</sup> which was interpreted by many to be a veiled reference to MundaneMatt's video. The post was submitted to the subreddit /r/gaming on the same day. Over 25,000 comments on the /r/gaming post were later deleted by the moderators of the subreddit,<sup>[[[4]]]</sup> and various users were shadowbanned (a ban that makes a user's posts invisible without informing them they are banned) for upvoting posts discussing the scandal.
  
The largest and most successful operation, [[Operation Disrespectful Nod]], resulted in many different companies pulling their ads from sites that practiced unethical journalism, made no efforts to improve upon confrontation, and/or directly insulted their customer base through open disdain and mockery of gamers.  Other operations have resulted in the direct improvement of gaming journalism.  The [[Rebuild Initiative]] has given greater exposure to quality gaming media sites and strengthened the relationship between developers and gamers, and [[Operation UV]] directly influenced the enhancement of FTC rules regarding affiliate advertising and prompted websites to place disclaimers on paid advertisements disguised as articles.{{cite|site=Reddit|url=http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2nb3hw/important_update_the_ftc_heard_our_complaints|title=Important Update: The FTC Heard Our Complaints. They Are Going to Issue Revised Disclosure Guidelines for Affiliate Links and You Tubers. We've Been Instrumental in Making Real, Lasting Positive Changes to Online Journalism - TheChiefLunatic - November 14 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/Pbwwb}}{{cite|site=TechRaptor|url=http://techraptor.net/content/ftc-forces-gawker-make-disclosures-affiliate-links|title=FTC Forces Gawker’s Kotaku To make Disclosures for Affiliate Links - Georgina Young - November 27 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/WsxLf}}
 
  
Despite GamerGate’s positive changes on the industry, it has been met with heavy criticism from the journalists and publications under fire and their supporters, as well as third-wave feminists involved who have attributed the harsh criticism towards female offenders to misogyny and sexism. Additionally, due to the unstructured and anonymous nature of GamerGate, many individuals have taken advantage of the lack of accountability and have trolled and displayed abusive behavior towards members of the video game industry, notably women.  As a result of all of this, GamerGate’s detractors have commonly referred the revolt as a "misogynistic hate campaign" run by straight white males who want to drive women out of gaming.  However, statistics{{cite|site=Medium|url=https://medium.com/@cainejw/an-actual-statistical-analysis-of-gamergate-dfd809858f68|title=An Actual Statistical Analysis of #GamerGate? - jw - October 25 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/eWgbg}} show that this interpretation is patently false, and the existence of [[NotYourShield|#NotYourShield]] suggests that GamerGate's demographics are far more diverse than its critics imply.
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As the scale and impact of the scandal increased, gaming journalists were placed under increased scrutiny by their readers. It was eventually discovered that several prominent gaming journalists had been donating money to Quinn's Patreon account,<sup>[[[5]]]</sup> among them [[Polygon]] editor Ben Kuchera<sup>[[[6]]]</sup> who had been donating to her Patreon account for several weeks before he wrote an article about Depression Quest. It was also discovered that Kotaku writer Patricia Hernandez was in a romantic relationship with indie game developer Anna Anthropy, and had written several articles which were favorable towards her and her games.<sup>[[[7]]]</sup>
  
== Origins ==
 
  
''For a more detailed account of the origins and history of GamerGate, please read the [[History of GamerGate]] article.''<br>
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On August 21, [[The Fine Young Capitalists]] posted an interview<sup>[[[8]]]</sup> in which they described how Zoe Quinn shut down their website,<sup>[[[9]]]</sup> citing issues with their policies involving transwomen. On the same day, many users of 4chan's /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) and /v/ (Video Games) boards decided to help fund TFYC through their IndieGoGo page.<sup>[[[10]]]</sup> Over the next few days, 4chan users raised more than $23,000 for TFYC.<sup>[[[11]]]</sup> On the same day, InternetAristocrat released his second video about the controversy, titled "Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition".<sup>[[[12]]]</sup> Two days later, on August 24, TFYC's IndieGoGo page was hacked and changed to appear as if the campaign had shut down. TFYC later restored their page and announced that no money was lost as a result of the hack.<sup>[[[13]]]</sup>
''For a comprehensive timeline of GamerGate, please refer to the [[Timeline/Full|Timeline]].''
 
  
The events leading up to the creation of GamerGate began on August 16, 2014, with the publication of "thezoepost" by [[Eron Gjoni]], an ex-boyfriend of indie game developer [[Zoe Quinn]].{{cite|site=Wordpress|url=http://thezoepost.wordpress.com|title=thezoepost – Eron Gjoni – August 16 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/4d3CK}}  The blog post outlined Quinn’s emotional abuse and infidelity, but what gamers took immediate notice of was the fact that Quinn, a developer, had engaged in romantic/sexual relations with industry professionals who had the potential to promote her and her work, including [[Nathan Grayson]] and Joshua Boggs.  Discussion erupted on social media and various gaming websites, as suspicions of [[corruption|corruption and cronyism]] in the video game industry had already been present and thezoepost seemed to be a solid confirmation of those suspicions.
 
  
Most attempts to discuss these revelations online were [[censorship|silenced]] through thread deletions, DMCA video takedowns, and shadow-banning, but the attempts to silence conversation on the subject inadvertently caused a Streisand Effect and the topic spread.  The publication of thezoepost, the impact it made in gaming circles, and the internet-wide attempts at smothering discussion of it is referred to as the [[Zoe Quinn Scandal]].
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On August 26, Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo announced that journalists affiliated with Kotaku would no longer be allowed to contribute to the Patreon accounts of video game developers.<sup>[[[14]]]</sup> On the same day, Polygon made a similar announcement, stating that their writers are permitted to donate to the Patreon accounts of developers, but must disclose these contributions when relevant.<sup>[[[15]]]</sup> Critics quickly pointed out that this policy fails to follow the standards set by the Society for Professional Journalists, which explicitly states that journalists must ''"remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility"''.<sup>[[[16]]]</sup>
  
As the scale and impact of the scandal grew, gaming journalists were placed under increased scrutiny by their readers, and many conflicts-of-interest were discovered and spread.  In late August, actor [[Adam Baldwin]] coined the hashtag "#GamerGate" in response to the deluge of exposed breaches in video game journalism{{cite|site=Twitter|url=https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/504801169638567936|title=#GamerGate: - Adam Baldwin - August 27 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/L37RL}}, a hashtag that was quickly adopted by those arguing for better ethics.  Shortly after, the coordinated [[Gamers are Dead]] media campaign began, with several different outlets posting articles decrying gamers, gamer culture, and the gamer lifestyle all within the same 24 hour period.  The timing of the articles and the united message they spread caused #GamerGate supporters to immediately suspect [[collusion]], which was all but confirmed in September 2014 with the revealing of the secret [[GameJournoPros]] group.{{cite|site=Breitbart London|url=http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/17/Exposed-the-secret-mailing-list-of-the-gaming-journalism-elite|title=Exposed: The Secret Mailing List of the Gaming Journalism Elite. - Milo Yiannopoulos - September 17 2014|aurl=http://archive.is/gqlKc}}
 
  
Over time, the hashtag #GamerGate evolved to become the consumer revolt known as ''GamerGate''.
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On August 27, actor Adam Baldwin tweeted the first two videos of the Quinnspiracy Theory series, coining the hashtag '''#GamerGate''' in the process.<sup>[[[17]]]</sup> Some critics of #GamerGate insist that it was a coordinated effort by 4chan and the #burgersandfries IRC channel but these claims are baseless or factually incorrect.<sup>[[[18]]]</sup> The name "GamerGate" is used by the public to describe the scandal at large, the consumer revolt that formed as a result, and (inaccurately) the gamers behind the revolt.
  
==Further Reading==
 
  
===Articles===
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On August 28, the coordinated [[Gamers are Dead]] campaign begun, with several gaming journalism outlets, including (but not limited to) [[Kotaku]], [[Gamasutra]], [[RockPaperShotgun]], and [[Destructoid]], posting ten different articles all decrying "gamers", "gamer" culture, and the "gamer" lifestyle to be "dead" within the same 24 hour period.
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After the 28th, the #GamerGate hashtag would become the de facto way of communicating the desire for better ethics and representation in gaming journalism. Several campaigns, referred to as "Operations" within the #GamerGate community, would become more common and well-organized. The largest and most successful of these, [[Operation Disrespectful Nod]], has resulted in many different companies pulling their ads from sites such as [[Gamasutra]] and [[Kotaku]], including companies like [[Intel]], Mercedes-Benz, Adobe, and Dyson. The operation also revealed that multiple companies listed as "advertisers" with Gawker were either not currently advertising with them, were going to pull out due to Operation Disrespectful Nod, or had never advertised with them at all.
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Other operations are currently in effect, such as [[Operation Baby Seal]], [[Operation UV]], and the [[Rebuild Initiative]]. Operation UV has already succeeded in changing FTC rules regarding affiliate advertising<sup>[[[19]]]</sup> and has prompted Gawker to place disclaimers on articles containing affiliate links.<sup>[[[20]]]</sup>
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The GamerGate revolt has also been the focus of heavy criticism from influential feminists within the gaming industry, as multiple reports of third party trolling and other forms of abusive behavior, mostly directed towards prominent women in the video game industry, are common. As a result, GamerGate is commonly referred to as a "misogynistic hate campaign" by its detractors, although statistics suggest that this view of GamerGate is inaccurate.<sup>[[[21]]]</sup>
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== The Three C's of #GamerGate[edit] ==
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The core of the GamerGate revolt can be summarized by these three tenets:
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* [[Corruption]]
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* [[Collusion]]
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* [[Censorship]]
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== Resources[edit] ==
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=== Consumer Revolt[edit] ===
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* [[#GamerGate Is Not A Hate Group, It's A Consumer Movement]]
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* [[https://i.imgur.com/0C8rmUZ.png]]
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* [[Gamergate: Why gaming journalists keep dragging Zoe Quinn’s sex life into the spotlight]]
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=== Five minute intro to #GamerGate[edit] ===
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* [[https://i.imgur.com/qJetJIQ.png]]
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* [[https://i.imgur.com/tvTzYuS.png]]
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* [[http://i.imgur.com/8iAPNvT.png]]
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=== Core Reading[edit] ===
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* [[A People's History of #GamerGate]], 2 November 2014
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* [[My letter to Jason Schreier about GamerGate & ethics]]
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* [[5 Indicators You’ve Been Misinformed About #GamerGate]]
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* [[#GamerGate: Part I: Sex, Lies, and Gender Games (recommended to read comments)]]
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* [[#GamerGate: Primer/Finale]]
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* [[#GamerGate – An Issue With Two Sides]]
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* [[#GamerGate: What do you want?]]
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=== Core Watching[edit] ===
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* [[David Pakman interviews TotalBiscuit on Gamergate]]
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- See [[David Pakman]]
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* [[A Game by Any Other Name: Assessing the Conflict in Discourse]]
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* [[#GamerGate Crush Saga: Episode One (feat. TotalBiscuit)]]
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* [[HuffPost Live: 3 Strong Women Of #GamerGate Fight Back!]]
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* [[#GamerGate Part 1: The Path We've Taken]] - (NOTE: This is merely a mirror not IA himself)
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* [[#GAMERGATE! Gamer's fight back! Guest video by TheInvestigamer!]]
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* [[I will now ramble about games media for just under 30 minute (TotalBiscuit)]]
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* [[Greg Lisby Interview]]
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=== See Also[edit] ===
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* [[The ABCs of Gamergate]], George, 2 November 2014
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- [[Archived Version of The ABCs of Gamergate]]
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* [[The ABCs of Game Journalism]], George, 19 February 2014
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* [[The Gamergate Culture War: Big Picture Edition]], Plexico Gingrich, 23 November 2014
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- [[Archived Version of The Gamergate Culture War: Big Picture Edition]]
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* [[Opinion: Opening the gates of #Gamergate]], Kyle Arsenault, 27 November 2014
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- [[Archived Version of Opinion: Opening the gates of #Gamergate]]
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* [[NEVER Stop Supporting #GamerGate]], Blake Foxx 8 October 2014 8:02 PM
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- [[Archived Version of NEVER Stop Supporting #GamerGate]]
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== References[edit] ==
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# [[↑]] [[The Zoe Post]]
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# [[↑]] [[Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga (Mirror)]]
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# [[↑]] [[@TotalBiscuit What the hell just happened?]]
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# [[↑]] [[r/gaming 25k deleted comments]]
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# [[↑]] [[Zoe Quinn's Patreon]]
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# [[↑]] [[Zoe Quinn's Questionable Patreon Donors]]
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# [[↑]] [[Patricia Hernandez's Journalistic Integrity]]
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# [[↑]] [[TFYC Interview]]
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# [[↑]] [[Zoe Quinn and the Fine Young Capitalists]]
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# [[↑]] [[The Birth of Vivian]]
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# [[↑]] [[The Fine Young Capitalists Funded With 4chan’s Aid]]
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# [[↑]] [[Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition (Mirror)]]
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# [[↑]] [[Indiegogo Campaign Hacked This Weekend, But Wasn’t Part Of A Widespread Attack]]
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# [[↑]] [[Statement from Stephen Totilo regarding ethics]]
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# [[↑]] [[Polygon statement regarding ethics]]
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# [[↑]] [[Polygon vs SPJ regarding ethics]]
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# [[↑]] [[@AdamBaldwin First use of #GamerGate for the consumer revolt]]
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# [[↑]] [[A Narrative of #GamerGate and Examination of Claims of Collusion with 4chan]]
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# [[↑]] [[Important Update: The FTC Heard Our Complaints]]
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  1. GamerGate is a consumer revolt triggered by the overt politicization, ethical misconduct, and unprecedented amounts of censorship targeted at gamers and video games as a whole that is presently being perpetrated by many entities within the industry.




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Origins[edit]

For a more detailed account of the origins and history of GamerGate, please read the Timeline article.


The events leading up to the creation of #GamerGate began on August 16, 2014, with the publication of "thezoepost" by Eron Gjoni, a programmer and ex-boyfriend of indie game developer Zoe Quinn.[[[1]]] In it, he claims that Quinn emotionally manipulated him and cheated on him with 5 other individuals over the course of their relationship. Three of these individuals were listed by name - among them are Joshua Boggs, Quinn's employer, and Nathan Grayson, a gaming journalist associated with RockPaperShotgun and Kotaku.


On August 17, YouTuber MundaneMatt published a video in which he discussed thezoepost. The video was taken down by Quinn using a DMCA copyright claim, as the video contained a publicly-available screenshot from her game Depression Quest. Soon afterwards, InternetAristocrat published his own video about thezoepost, titled "The Five Guys Saga".[[[2]]]


On August 19, YouTube video game reviewer TotalBiscuit made a post on Twitlonger criticizing the use of DMCA takedown requests to censor critical works,[[[3]]] which was interpreted by many to be a veiled reference to MundaneMatt's video. The post was submitted to the subreddit /r/gaming on the same day. Over 25,000 comments on the /r/gaming post were later deleted by the moderators of the subreddit,[[[4]]] and various users were shadowbanned (a ban that makes a user's posts invisible without informing them they are banned) for upvoting posts discussing the scandal.


As the scale and impact of the scandal increased, gaming journalists were placed under increased scrutiny by their readers. It was eventually discovered that several prominent gaming journalists had been donating money to Quinn's Patreon account,[[[5]]] among them Polygon editor Ben Kuchera[[[6]]] who had been donating to her Patreon account for several weeks before he wrote an article about Depression Quest. It was also discovered that Kotaku writer Patricia Hernandez was in a romantic relationship with indie game developer Anna Anthropy, and had written several articles which were favorable towards her and her games.[[[7]]]


On August 21, The Fine Young Capitalists posted an interview[[[8]]] in which they described how Zoe Quinn shut down their website,[[[9]]] citing issues with their policies involving transwomen. On the same day, many users of 4chan's /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) and /v/ (Video Games) boards decided to help fund TFYC through their IndieGoGo page.[[[10]]] Over the next few days, 4chan users raised more than $23,000 for TFYC.[[[11]]] On the same day, InternetAristocrat released his second video about the controversy, titled "Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition".[[[12]]] Two days later, on August 24, TFYC's IndieGoGo page was hacked and changed to appear as if the campaign had shut down. TFYC later restored their page and announced that no money was lost as a result of the hack.[[[13]]]


On August 26, Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo announced that journalists affiliated with Kotaku would no longer be allowed to contribute to the Patreon accounts of video game developers.[[[14]]] On the same day, Polygon made a similar announcement, stating that their writers are permitted to donate to the Patreon accounts of developers, but must disclose these contributions when relevant.[[[15]]] Critics quickly pointed out that this policy fails to follow the standards set by the Society for Professional Journalists, which explicitly states that journalists must "remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility".[[[16]]]


On August 27, actor Adam Baldwin tweeted the first two videos of the Quinnspiracy Theory series, coining the hashtag #GamerGate in the process.[[[17]]] Some critics of #GamerGate insist that it was a coordinated effort by 4chan and the #burgersandfries IRC channel but these claims are baseless or factually incorrect.[[[18]]] The name "GamerGate" is used by the public to describe the scandal at large, the consumer revolt that formed as a result, and (inaccurately) the gamers behind the revolt.


On August 28, the coordinated Gamers are Dead campaign begun, with several gaming journalism outlets, including (but not limited to) Kotaku, Gamasutra, RockPaperShotgun, and Destructoid, posting ten different articles all decrying "gamers", "gamer" culture, and the "gamer" lifestyle to be "dead" within the same 24 hour period.


Consumer Revolt[edit]

After the 28th, the #GamerGate hashtag would become the de facto way of communicating the desire for better ethics and representation in gaming journalism. Several campaigns, referred to as "Operations" within the #GamerGate community, would become more common and well-organized. The largest and most successful of these, Operation Disrespectful Nod, has resulted in many different companies pulling their ads from sites such as Gamasutra and Kotaku, including companies like Intel, Mercedes-Benz, Adobe, and Dyson. The operation also revealed that multiple companies listed as "advertisers" with Gawker were either not currently advertising with them, were going to pull out due to Operation Disrespectful Nod, or had never advertised with them at all.


Other operations are currently in effect, such as Operation Baby Seal, Operation UV, and the Rebuild Initiative. Operation UV has already succeeded in changing FTC rules regarding affiliate advertising[[[19]]] and has prompted Gawker to place disclaimers on articles containing affiliate links.[[[20]]]


The GamerGate revolt has also been the focus of heavy criticism from influential feminists within the gaming industry, as multiple reports of third party trolling and other forms of abusive behavior, mostly directed towards prominent women in the video game industry, are common. As a result, GamerGate is commonly referred to as a "misogynistic hate campaign" by its detractors, although statistics suggest that this view of GamerGate is inaccurate.[[[21]]]


The Three C's of #GamerGate[edit]

The core of the GamerGate revolt can be summarized by these three tenets:


Resources[edit]

Consumer Revolt[edit]

Five minute intro to #GamerGate[edit]

Core Reading[edit]

Core Watching[edit]

- See David Pakman


- See TotalBiscuit


- See TotalBiscuit


- See TotalBiscuit


See Also[edit]

- Archived Version of The ABCs of Gamergate


- Archived Version of The ABCs of Game Journalism


- Archived Version of The Gamergate Culture War: Big Picture Edition


- Archived Version of Opinion: Opening the gates of #Gamergate


- Archived Version of NEVER Stop Supporting #GamerGate


References[edit]

  1. The Zoe Post
  2. Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga (Mirror)
  3. @TotalBiscuit What the hell just happened?
  4. r/gaming 25k deleted comments
  5. Zoe Quinn's Patreon
  6. Zoe Quinn's Questionable Patreon Donors
  7. Patricia Hernandez's Journalistic Integrity
  8. TFYC Interview
  9. Zoe Quinn and the Fine Young Capitalists
  10. The Birth of Vivian
  11. The Fine Young Capitalists Funded With 4chan’s Aid
  12. Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition (Mirror)
  13. Indiegogo Campaign Hacked This Weekend, But Wasn’t Part Of A Widespread Attack
  14. Statement from Stephen Totilo regarding ethics
  15. Polygon statement regarding ethics
  16. Polygon vs SPJ regarding ethics
  17. @AdamBaldwin First use of #GamerGate for the consumer revolt
  18. A Narrative of #GamerGate and Examination of Claims of Collusion with 4chan
  19. Important Update: The FTC Heard Our Complaints
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