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Cataclysmic Clash: Gamers vs. Journalists

Little Mac punches Glass Joe in Punch Out!
Glass Joe never was a match for Little Mac. (Image: Charles Williams (CC))

A ton of things have happened since my last post on what is now known as Gamer Gate.  Some hours after it went live several gaming websites, who won’t be named and won’t be linked because they don’t deserve the traffic, posted articles all containing the same theme: “Gamers” are dead, they don’t have to be our audience, and this controversy is little more than the death rattle of a white male misogynistic culture.  One of these articles even went so far as to decry “fun” being the primary criteria by which we determine how good a game is.

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