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Joystiq
Editor-in-Chief: Ludwig Kietzmann
Boycott: Yes

Corporate overview

Key staff

History

Created by Peter Rojas.[1]

Member of AOL Brand Group.

Closed in 2015.

Pre-Gamergate Controversies

  • Justin McElroy's non-review of Nier, were he missed an early-game quest marker and spent an hour fishing in the wrong area. Calling the game as "hazardous to his sanity." [2][3][4][5]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqQ5QQGCAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-W8fiPhJzE

  • Reddit user otimus reported being banned by Joystiq's Chris Grant in June 2011 for a comment describing an interview with a publisher as having "basically served to regurgitate cooperate PR".[13][14]

Role in GamerGate

On 26 Aug 2014 Joystiq's Alexander Sliwinski‏ wrote: [6]

Before I'm asked, @Joystiq standard policy is for writers not to contribute to game related Kickstarter, Patreon, etc.

In 2014, Ludwig Kietzmann penned the "We Are Always Fighting" article were they recognizes that Gamergate Twitter hashtag is a "harassment" campaign. [7][8]

In that same year, Joystiq was spreading around a fake anti-harassment petition signed by hundreds of video game developers.[9][10][11]

[12]

Sometime in February 2015, Joystiq was shut down and its staff let go, though Engadget absorbed it.[13][14]

GameJournoPros Memebers

Trivia

Joystiq has a Steam curator/group: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/37332/?appid=220440

See Also

References

  1. Work Inspiration With Peter Rojas, http://workspiration.org/peter-rojas/
  2. (Deepfreeze/archive) -[1]
  3. Hook, LIne, and Stinker (Joystiq/archive)-[2]
  4. Nier Review: Not Without His Daughter (Kotaku/archive) -[3]
  5. Joystiq (Deepfreeze)-[4]
  6. https://twitter.com/sliwinski/status/504345523445579780
  7. We Are Always Fighting by Ludwig Kietzmann (Joystiq/archive)-[5]
  8. Joystiq (KiA/archive) -[6]
  9. Thousands of Game Devs Sign Open Letter Against Harassment (Joystiq/archive) -[7]
  10. Open Letter to the Gaming Community (Medium/archive) - [8]
  11. Game Devs of the Open Letter to the Gaming Community (Twitlonger/archive)- [9]
  12. Anita Sarkeesian Dissects the Hoaxes, Campaigns Against Her (Joystiq/archive) - [10]
  13. Joystiq is Closing and I'll Miss Them Like Hell (Polygon/archive) - [11]
  14. Polygon's article about Joystiq's death is really something (KiA/archive) -[12]