A Video Game Enthusiast Explains #GamerGate In Ten Graphics

SPOILER: It’s not actually about ethics in video games journalism.


10. “You keep using that link. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

I didn’t know ‘ethics in journalism’ meant ‘attack women who have opinions’

9. This quote, after a gun massacre threat against Anita Sarkeesian and Utah State University students.

Joss Whedon—creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Cabin In The Woods

8. A reminder that this article is not an insult.

The article #GamerGate reads as an insult is actually a compliment to Gamasutra’s readers.

7. When women are afraid of speaking up, what does that tell you?

Felicia Day’s address and personal information was dredged up immediately after her blog post.

6. Saying ‘actually, it’s about ethics’ isn’t enough to make it about ethics.

From an article with the best headline I have ever seen: Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators

5. If it’s about ethics in video games journalism, why spend so much time targeting people who aren’t video game journalists?

Are you saying it’s not actually about ethics in journalism?

4. If they don’t like you, they will find something. Even if nothing is there.

You can read the full article at First Person Scholar.

3. A quote I found in response to a pro-#GamerGate meme featuring Captain America.

Not originally a quote about #GamerGate, but definitely in the spirit of those who oppose it.

2. The sex lives of broke indie developers and controversial opinions of individual writers are not the biggest ethical issues surrounding video games

What #GamerGate is concerned about doesn’t have a lot to do with ethics or video games.

1. Jim ‘Thank God For Me’ Sterling reminds us all that we can learn, grow, and change.

If you made it all the way to the end, and aren’t convinced, read Jim Sterling’s interview.