Many people have noticed the #GamerGate hashtag floating around but still don’t know what it’s all about, so I’m going to try and distill it down to the very basics.
1. What is #GamerGate?
#GamerGate is the hashtag around which video game consumers have rallied to:
Demand an end to unethical behavior, corruption, and overt politicization in the video game industry, particularly among video game journalists
Boycott outlets that have attacked gamers with accusations of misogyny and sexism in response to the above demand
Share research on and evidence of corruption in the industry
Support websites/causes that support gamers and inclusivity in the industry
Support each other against accusations of misogyny, racism, homophobia, etc.
While the tag was coined by Adam Baldwin to reflect the Watergate scandal, it has since become synonymous with a gaming consumer revolt, as “supporters” of #GamerGate see themselves as a barrier to the corruption in the industry. It even has an unofficial mascot called Vivian James. Continue reading Here’s #GamerGate In 5 Easy Bites→
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