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The Support List is an informal list of websites that #GamerGate supports as part of its ongoing effort to combat unethical behavior in video game journalism. The following websites adhere to acceptable policies of disclosure, transparency, and objectivity in reporting and discussing video games and video game industry related news.

Websites

Website Reason
APGNation Interviewed several key players of #GamerGate, including TFYC,[1] Milo Yiannopoulos,[2] Adam Baldwin,[3] and William Usher.[4] Additional anti-corruption/pro-GamerGate articles,[5][6] interviews,[7][8] and opinion pieces[9][10] have been published over the course of #Gamergate.
Attack on Gaming Has written factual articles on #GamerGate[11] and includes disclaimers of personal bias.
BluesNews
Brutal Gamer
Christ Centered Gamer Separation of ideology from reviews
Cubed³ No politicized reviews or known ethical issues
DualShockers
#Egmr
Elder Geek Updated review and behaviour policies, such as including disclaimers in the video itself and details on transparency.[12]
The Escapist Adopted ethical disclosure policy. Edited article on Quinn harassment to reflect that it was never confirmed by an independent source. See: The Escapist. As of February 2015, hired two Pro-GG commentators.[13]
Everybody Plays Has made a comment against the idea that all gamers are sexist[14] and separates warnings of questionable content under the Parental Reviews instead of in their main reviews.
Evil Avatar Allows all types of GamerGate discussion on their forums and many of the factual submitted GamerGate news pieces have made it onto the front page.
Gamesnosh Reported on the initial scandal[15] and put the piece up after they were told to remove it by their webhost. They have reported on The Fine Young Capitalists[16] and discussed the pro-GamerGate side repeatedly.[17][18][19][20] They also have an ethics policy.[21]
GamesRadar
Gamer Headlines Gaming news website that published articles on the initial scandal at the height of censorship.[22][23] Recent #GamerGate articles vary between supportive[24][25] and neutral[26][27] depending on the writer.
Gamerevolution
Gamersyde
GameTrailers
Game Zone
Gamnesia
Gather Your Party Alternative to mainstream gaming sites, pro-consumer with ethical standards.[28]
Gematsu
GoodGamers Founded in response to GamerGate with ethical policies and rules against click-bait articles and editorials never being on the front page.
Highland Arrow Has published pro-GamerGate and pro-NYS opinion pieces (2), unbiased coverage of the Depression Quest scandal, ethics policies, and a full disclosure statement.
Incgamers Allows GamerGate discussion on their forums.
Indiejuice Editor in Chief responsible for the interview with an ex-reddit mod exposing corruption in the moderating process. Has vowed to instate a formal ethics policy in the future with a draft already provided. EiC also actively discusses GG on twitter.
Invision Game Community
JustPushStart
My Nintendo News No politicized reviews or known ethical issues
NicheGamer Pro-GamerGate,[29] has given balanced reporting on the corruption and has ethical standards.[30][31][32] They have also interviewed pro-GG developers.[33] See : NicheGamer
Nintendolife
OperationRainFall
One Angry Gamer Numerous GamerGate Articles can be found within the GamerGate section of his site[34]
Original Gamer Supported GamerGate since the beginning,[35][36] and has produced numerous podcasts supportive of GamerGate's call for ethical reform.[37][38][39]
PixelJudge
PowerGamer Has a code of ethics[40] and pro-gamergate.[41][42]
RealGamerNewz Has written a balanced and factual piece on GamerGate.[43]
RPGamer Neutral coverage of GamerGate,[44] supporter of egalitarian feminism.[45]
Science Vs. Feminism Pro-GamerGate science blog. Has written a heavily-referenced scientific article on gender politics in video games, video game development and ethics.[46] Founder is listed as "a developer of simulators for training industrial, medical and military personnel." Was featured in One Angry Gamer's recent article on GamerGate.[47]
TechRaptor Provides up-to-date news, informational articles, interviews, and editorials on #GamerGate and the events that surround it. Also revised their ethics policies in response to #GamerGate.[48] See: TechRaptor.
Twentyoz Has written a pro-GamerGate article.[49]
Two Dash Stash Has written a few Pro-GamerGate articles. Founder and writer heavily supportive of movement.
VR World Formerly Bright Side of News, several supporting articles by Derek S.

Developers

Developer Games Reason
Adrian C The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Twitlonger: "I could not understand..."
AlephZero

Kyle M

Project Assembly Pro-Gamergate
Christopher A Freak Twitlonger: 'A Personal Statement from an Indie Dev on why #GamerGate Is Important'
Bastendorf E

Bennehh Callum

Unity (2014)
Codingteddybear Developing an unnamed game about GamerGate. Opposition to the deception and malice of SJWs in the games media.[50]
Jennifer D'aww Illutia: Fantasy MMORPG, SeedScape (joint with Dapper Swine) Pro-GamerGate[51]
DIADG A pro-GamerGate future dev, supporting GamerGate on Twitter, as well as openly and directly opposing SJWs in GamerGate matters.[52]
DQN Superstar
Dream Boy Games
PipeWords on iOS and Android Blogpost: Shanghai of the Nerds
Gaben
Stew H
Recovery FPS Has made pro-GamerGate tweets[53] and was blocked by the IGDA blocklist.[54]
I lua C++
Pekka K Prisonscape Pro-GamerGate[55]
Vincent L Gangster Tactics : Pile Them In
Danielle M Afterlife Empire Winner of TFYC game design competition
Michael M Rosary at the Witch Tower Account has since been deleted, Archive
Ondrej M Kingdom Come: Deliverance Supported GamerGate on twitter.[56]
Tallulah M
Coven
Michael M Commodious Downfall (2013), Invictus (2013)
'ⒼⓊⓃⒼⓃⒾⓇ-ⒹⒺⓋ on Twitter:'
Brandon M Top Secret Sci-Fi topdown game
Matthew M Brunelleschi: Age of Architects Pro-GamerGate.[57]
Jason M Polar Roller Nights (2014)
Mister A Mister Armory on Twitter
Overloaded Top Secret 2D Turn-Based RPG Devs of GamerGate on Twitter
Pixel Metal Sombrero Against opinion-based censorship and moral panic-mongering for attention; for real diversity and games as art.[58]
Radamier
Matt R Past Creations: Epic Battle Fantasy 4 (2014) [https://twitter.com/KupoGames/status/506999744770871296 Matt R on Twitter
SajBear
Franklin I

Army Men III

Strong and vocal supporter of GamerGate. Openly opposes disingenuous indie developers and ideologues with an agenda and strongly adheres to the "by gamers, for gamers" principle.
Sargon of Akkad Necromancer Has made numerous anti-corruption and pro-gamergate videos, tweets and video comments.
Simone T
Daniel V Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002), Mafia II (2010), Kingdom Come: Deliverance Has been pro-GG and anti-censorship in interviews[59][60] and on twitter.[61]
Slade V FleetCOMM: Operation Vigrior
Brad W Galactic Civilizations (2003), Galactic Civilizations II (2006), Sins of a Solar Empire (2008), Elemental: War of Magic (2010), Elemental: Fallen Enchantress (2012) Galactic Civilizations III, Sorcerer King Supports GamerGate due to his own experirences with unethical game press[62]
Whale

Wrecksey

Unannounced horror title. Pseudonymous, vocal game developer greatly supportive of fellow GamerGate developers.[63]
David S The Moon Silver

Development Studios

Developer Games Reason
Autobotika Afterlife Empire Participant in TFYC's contest, developing Danielle M's winning game
Dapper Swine Blasted Fortress, SeedScape (with Jennifer D'aww) Pro-GamerGate.[64][65]
GravTech Games Nora Pro-GamerGate and anti-censorship.[66]
Rasam Concept Out Quest, Gear Guts Pro-GamerGate[67][68] and has done pro-GG stream appearances.[69]
Running With Scissors Postal (1997), Postal II (2003) Pro-GamerGate[70] and anti-censorship.[71]
Snazzlebot Games Coins & Stuff (2014), Dream Candy Planet (2014)
Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team Pro Zombie Soccer (2011)
Trek Industries Orion: Prelude (2012) Made a long post explaining GamerGate and what's wrong with gaming journalists.[72]
Windy Hill Studio Orphan Pro-GamerGate.[73]
Destructive Creations In the process of developing Hatred. Hatred is a third person shooter that was recently banned from Steam after nearly being Greenlighted in a day because it was judged to be too "edgy". More information can be found on the developers website. The game has since been added back to the Steam Greenlight program.

Youtubers

Personality Videos Reason
TotalBiscuit

I will now talk about game reviews for just over 30 minutes Ethics in Games Media: Stephen Totilo of Kotaku comes to the table to discuss

History of supporting ethical practices in Game Journalism.
Nerd³ No videos directly relating to GamerGate Supportive of GamerGate's goals of rooting out corruption.[74] Condemned censorship of TechRaptor's interview with Allistair Pinsof.[75][76]
Thunderf00t #Gamergate: when 'Feminists' and Gamers collide! Has created a series of videos debunking the anti-GG position and calling for fair and balanced gaming journalism
MundaneMatt Majority, if not all of his videos are pro-GamerGate Has supported GamerGate since the beggining.
AlphaOmegaSin Anita Sarkeesian & ABC News Suck Critical of Anita Sarkeesian in the past and has not retracted position under political pressure.

Games

These are games that are not attached to any one individual or studio.

Game Reason
Gods and Idols (twitter) Supports GamerGate on their website
HuniePop (twitter) Supports GamerGate on twitter[77][78]



Writers and Reporters

Writer Reason
David Auerbach
Oliver Campbell Has talked about Gamergate [79]
Liana K Has given some coverage[80][81]
Erik Kain Fair coverage on Forbes [82][83]
Lance Liebl
Sean Winnett Interview key players
Milo Yiannopoulos Broke story of GameJournoPros. See: Milo Yiannopoulos
Georgina Young
William Usher Former member of GameJournoPros and the leaker that provided Milo with the info for his GJP story. See: William Usher

Broadcasters

Writer Reason
David Pakman Balanced interviews with both pro-GamerGate and anti-GamerGate people. See: The David Pakman Show
Ricky Camilleri

Steam Curators

Group Recommendations Reason
GamerGate Rebooted Games that were wrongly criticised for their depictions of women, games made by people who support #GamerGate and games from developers that were shunned by journalists because of their personal views. An attempt to restart the GamerGate Recommends curator group, which has not been maintained for over 5 months. Overtly pro-GamerGate
Cynical Brit Gaming My name is TotalBiscuit and I run youtube.com/cynicalbrit. I work fulltime as a PC gaming critic and focus on PC specific issues. I create lengthy videos on indie and AAA titles. Curator group of John Bain, prolific GamerGate supporter
Boogie2988's Games I play all kinds of games. I tend to enjoy games that think outside of the box and are a little different from the norm. Neutral in GamerGate and fair to both sides
Bro Team Team Games of True Ascended Heaven Pro-Gamergate and has done anonymous interviews with developers who fear retaliation
Super Sekrit /a/ & /v/ Club House Comfy vidya james and ESPORTS! Unofficial curator group of 4chan's /v/ board
8Chans /v/ You don't play videogames Unofficial curator group of 8chan's /v/ board
TechRaptor These games are curated and selected by TechRaptor Staff members, and they are made up of a wide range of titles that we believe all Steam Gamers should play! Pro-GamerGate journalism
Niche Gamer Niche Gamer is a gaming site dedicated to covering all the lesser known and/or specialized gaming markets across the globe. Pro-GamerGate journalism
Erik Kain: A Curator And A Gentleman I play a lot of RPGs, some strategy titles, first-person shooters, and...well the sort of games I've been writing about at Forbes Games the past few years. Neutral in GamerGate, fair to both sides, and the most accurate mainstream reporting yet
Gamesnosh Community GamesNosh is an independently run video game site and community founded in 2014. A place of passionate gamers and avid critics; we're here to spread the love and give the thumbs up to valuable gaming experiences. Pro-GamerGate journalism
Stardock We love gamers and core PC games. We play them all and we will try to pick only the ones we're pretty certain you'll like. Stardock studios, led by Brad Wardell, is pro-GamerGate and fights the corruption in the industry
Running With Scissors Recommends Great games from indie developers you might have missed, or AAA games we feel were treated unfairly by the gaming press. Pro-GamerGate development studio
/tg/ Recommends Games recommended by the community of elegan/t g/amers!. Expect many Warhammer 40k, DnD and all things strategic and fatalistic! Curator group for 4chan's traditional games board, another generally pro-GamerGate community
Anime 1.0 Have a great day and enjoy great games! With focus on arpg, fps and general action games come and enjoy my taste ;3 Run by Sakuyak, a GamerGate supporter,[84] and was the curator group mass voted to bump Kotaku off the front page.[85]
The Nerd Boxset Non-Poop games. Offical curator account for Nerd³
/r/pcmasterrace Group Welcome to the Official PC Master Race curation, where we recommend glorious PC games worthy of being played by our brethren. Visit us at reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace Official curator group of reddit's PC Master Race subreddit, which is supportive of GamerGate
The Cox List The most fun, creative, and generally entertaining story driven games. Recognizes the corruption and bias in media that GamerGate is fighting against.[86][87]
Christ Centered Gamers Game reviews from a Christian perspective. Seperation of ideology from reviews
GamerGaters GamerGate recommends games based on quality and creativity, regardless of the level of political correctness in their themes. We are proud gamers recommending fun games of all genres for gamers of all types." Overtly supportive of GamerGate

References

  1. APGNation: #GamerGate: An Interview with The Fine Young Capitalists
  2. APGNation: A Brave New World of Games Journalism: An Interview with Milo Yiannopoulos
  3. APGNation: Both Sides of the Screen: Adam Baldwin Talks #GamerGate
  4. APGNation: Breaking the Chain: An Interview with William Usher
  5. APGNation: GamerGate Responds to Calls for Bullying with Anti-Bullying Charity
  6. APGNation: Objections Called as Lawyer Enters the Ring of #GamerGate
  7. APGNation: Capitalism & Consumerism in Gaming: A Discussion on Video Games and Politics with Brandon Morse
  8. APGNation: Blacklisted by GamaSutra: An Interview with Slade Villena
  9. APGNation: #GamerGate: The Changing Face of Gaming Journalism and Online Communities
  10. APGNation: #GamerGate Raises Thousand(s) And Thousands of Dollars for Extra-Life
  11. Attack on Gaming: Attack on #GamerGate: the Heck did we miss?
  12. Elder Geek: Elder Speak - Review and Behavior Policies
  13. Twitter: @archon announces new content creators
  14. Everybody Plays: Twitter
  15. Gamesnosh: Depression Quest Dev (Zoe Quinn) Scandal; Exploiting Games Press for Coverage
  16. Gamesnosh: The Fine Young Capitalists Funded With 4chan’s Aid
  17. Gamesnosh: #Gamergate: The silly sounding, but sincere call for Fair Representation of ‘Gamers’ within the media.
  18. Gamesnosh: Corruption and Misrepresentation: A Minority Perspective of #GamerGate
  19. Gamesnosh: #GamerGate is Making a Difference
  20. Gamesnosh: Can You Trust Video Game Journalism?
  21. Gamesnosh: Ethics Policies
  22. Gamer Headlines: Kotaku and Zoe Quinn Accused of Exchanging Positive Press for Sex
  23. Gamer Headlines: The Kotaku / Zoe Quinn scandal: The Aftermath and Thoughts
  24. Gamer Headlines: 'GamerGate' and Why We Aren't Moving Forward From the Worst Week in Gaming
  25. Gamer Headlines: GamerGate: The progress we've made so far
  26. Gamer Headlines: We're All Gamers. All of Us
  27. Gamer Headlines: #NotYourShield: The GamerGate Saga Continues
  28. Gather Your Party: About Page
  29. NicheGamer: Big Gaming Journalism is Dying and Here's Why
  30. NicheGamer: GamerGate: Lies, Corruption and a New Beginning
  31. NicheGamer: The Schism of Gaming: Zoe Quinn, Nepotism and White Knight Journalism
  32. NicheGamer: Unfrozen Caveman Journalist: Victim Complex Edition
  33. NicheGamer: GamerGate Interview: Anonymous XBox Edition
  34. One Angry Gamer's GamerGate tag for GamerGate articles
  35. Original Gamer twitter - 5 Sep. 2014
  36. Original Gamer twitter - 7 Sep. 2014
  37. Original Gamer - What is The Sarkeesian Effect?
  38. Original Gamer - Destiny and #Gamergate again
  39. Original Gamer - #Gamergate, Destiny, Spurs and more
  40. PowerGamer: Ethics
  41. PowerGamer: Shouldn't People Who Criticize Video Games Be Gamers
  42. PowerGamer: The Reports of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
  43. RealGamerNewz: Is GamerGate A Hate Group?
  44. RPGamer - Currents, issue #163
  45. Trent Seely twitter - 7:39 AM 31 Aug 2014
  46. Sex Matters In Video Games
  47. ABC Reporter Admits They Have No Interest In The Whole #GamerGate Story
  48. TechRaptor: Reddit Post: We (TechRaptor) are enacting new Ethics Policies due to the recent events in the video games media!
  49. [1]
  50. Example of pro-GamerGate tweet from codingteddybear
  51. [2]
  52. Example of pro-GamerGate tweet from DIADG_Games
  53. All tweets from Heckenberg mentioning 'gamergate'
  54. Heckenberg's response to being on the IGDA blocklist
  55. Prisonscape: About GamerGate
  56. Ondrej M on Twitter
  57. Matthew M Twitter
  58. Self-posted Tweet Confirming
  59. Escapist: Daniel Vavra GamerGate Interview
  60. TechRaptor: An interview with Daniel Vavra: GamerGate and the gaming industry
  61. Twitter: Daniel Vavra
  62. Brad Wardell: The long lasting effects of dishonest reporting
  63. Example of GamerGate-developer tweet from wrecksey
  64. Dapper Swine: ask.fm
  65. Dapper Swine: twitter
  66. Spotlight on GravTech Games
  67. Twitter: Rasam Concept (1)
  68. Twitter: Rasam Concept (2)
  69. Video: LIVE HITBOX EXILE LOL
  70. Running With Scissors Forum: #Gamergate
  71. Running With Scissors Forum: Gaming is Not a Crime!
  72. Trek Industries: To: Gaming Press - "You Have Failed This City"
  73. Windy Hill Studio: Twitter
  74. Nerd³ twitter - 15 Oct 2014
  75. Nerd³ twitter - 5 Feb 2015, 1:09 AM
  76. Nerd³ twitter - 5 Feb 2015, 1:10 AM
  77. Twitter: Hunie Pop
  78. Twitter: Hunie Pop
  79. Thoughts on Gamergate
  80. Five reasons why we should give #GamerGate another chance.
  81. Archived Version of Five reasons why we should give #GamerGate another chance.
  82. #GamerGate Is Not A Hate Group, It's A Consumer Movement
  83. Archived Version of #GamerGate Is Not A Hate Group, It's A Consumer Movement
  84. Twitter.com - Sakuyak:"Just a lil over 6k and kotaku will be off of the front page -w- #GamerGate #curator". 9 Nov 2014
  85. Jesse Cox twitter - 4 Sep 2014
  86. Jesse Cox twitter - 10 Oct 2014
  87. last modified on 6 March 2015, at 20:08.