TechRaptor

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Website http://techraptor.net/
Parent Company None
Owner Rutledge Daugette
Editor-in-Chief Andrew Otton
Ethics Policy View on site
Boycotted? No


TechRaptor is a technology and gaming news website that has provided coverage of GamerGate and GamerGate-related events. They support ethics and transparency in journalism and have enacted new Ethics Policies in response to the GamerGate controversy.[1]

Contents

GamerGate publications

Articles

Secret Game Journalist Mailing List "GameJournoPros" Exposed
More Info Released on GameJournoPros Mailing List
Intel removes ads from Gamasutra in wake of GamerGate
How to stop the harassment surrounding #GamerGate
Calls Against Harassment in Mike Morhaime’s Blizzcon Opening Speech
Wikipedia Article Concerning the #GamerGate Controversy Battles its own Controversy
IGDA names over 10,000 people the worst offenders of online harassment
Developers React to the IGDA Controversy
Twitter Blocklist of over 10,000 Accounts causes Trouble for more than just Gamers and Developers
Concerns over Privacy Regarding the GamerGate Blocklist
SeedScape Developer Sees Attempted Boycott turn into GreenLight
Wikipedia Attempts to Redeem Neutrality Over GamerGate Article
Further Improper Relationships between RedShirt Developer and Games Journalists have Been Uncovered
Indie Developer Withholds Steam Keys from Members of #GamerGate
AbleGamers and Mercedes Carrera Speak Out about Failed Donation from Charity Porn Stream
Love and Ethics: PC Gamer/Ubisoft staff relationship revealed
Allegations of Improper Relationships between IGF Chairman Brandon Boyer and Indie Dev Steph Thirion
What Role did Shawn McGrath play in the Making of Fez?

Interviews

An interview with Daniel Vavra: GamerGate and the gaming industry
An interview with an Xbox One developer: GamerGate and more
An Interview with ‘Captain’ Brad Wardell; CEO and Founder of Stardock Corporation.
Stewart Heckenberg talks about indie game devs
Indie Dev Jennifer Dawe Talks GamerGate and Women in Gaming
How is Gaming Excluding Women? – An Interview with Liana K
Inside GameJournoPros: An interview with William O’Neal
What is Jemma Morgan Doing Now?
Behind the scenes of “What it feels like to be a GamerGate Target” – An Interview with Chris Scott
How to help Women in Gaming – An interview with The Fine Young Capitalists
Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 1 – The State of Gaming Media
Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 2 – Relationships in Indie Gaming
Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 3 – #GamerGate and Destructoid The Life of AfterLife Empire – An Interview with Danielle Maiorino

Editorials

Zoe Quinn and the Unfortunate State of the Gaming Industry
Zoe Quinn: Censorship, Hypocrisy, and Double Standard
Zoe Quinn and Lying Journalists
We are not witnessing “The End of Gamers”
An Examination of Game Journalism Professionals
We are the dead. (GamerGate’s Voice)
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #1
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #2
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #3
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #4
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #5
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #6
Final GameJournoPros Thread Released – Not a Laughing Matter
Can GamerGate Be Brought To A Resolution?
The Ceaseless March of GamerGate
Understanding Pro- and Anti- GamerGate
Satire: GamerGate Is Over, According to Them
GamerGate: Journalists Must Stop Lying to The People
Is GamerGate Really Over?
No, GamerGate is an Internet Issue
What is #GamerGate Really About? – An Analysis of the Twitter Hashtag
How #Gamergate Can Affect The Civil Liberties Of Us All. And An Expert’s View On Online Harassment
The Problems with Kotaku Lie Much Deeper than Corruption
IMO: So Which Side of GamerGate Are You On?
IMO: All the SocJus Mafia Does is Destroy
IMO: The Anti-Intellectuals of Anti-GamerGate
TechRaptor Staff Respond to Critics of the Term "PC Master Race"
My Week with #GamerGate
IMO: Acts of Supreme Cowardice
IMO: Crash Override Network is Dangerous
Sorry Media, Crash OverRide Network is Not an Anti-Harassment Campaign
In Defense of My Good Name: A Response to Ethics Detractors (and Zoe Quinn)

Hacking & Denial-of-Service Attacks

On September 8, 2014, TechRaptor announced that its website had been hacked around the time of publishing an article on GamerGate, and a day or two of data may have been lost. The damage of the hack was:

Plugins edited, db files changes, PHP Files blank, and rogue ad code in various files.[2]

It is unknown if the hacking was in any relation to their positive coverage of GamerGate.

A month later on October 9, 2014, TechRaptor reported that it was the target of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. As with the hacking, however, it is unknown if the DoS attack had any relation to TechRaptor's coverage of GamerGate.

On August 30, 2014, TechRaptor's official reddit account was banned[3] and their subreddit, r/techraptor, was banned a few days later.[4][5] However, the reddit account and subreddit were not banned due to TechRaptor's association with GamerGate as was originally suspected:

The reason the subreddit was banned is because it had a single submitter (/u/techraptor) who was only posting links to techraptor.com. They posted a grand total of eight links, all to that site, with the last one being posted three weeks ago. There were no comments and none of the links were even being voted on, so it looked like a pretty clear case of someone trying to set up a spam subreddit to promote that site, which happens all the time.[6])


References


  1. Reddit: TechRaptor: We (TechRaptor) are enacting new Ethics Policies due to the recent events in the video games media!

  2. Twitter: TechRaptor: 5:18 PM - 8 Sep 2014 (Archive)

  3. Twitter: TechRaptor: 2:55 PM - 30 Aug 2014 (Archive)

  4. Reddit: /r/techraptor (Archive)

  5. Twitter: TechRaptor: 6:03 AM - 3 Sep 2014 (Archive)

  6. Sporkicide comments on /r/Techraptor has been incorrectly banned. (Archive)
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