The common denominator for those who oppose GamerGate is the steadfast belief that those who support the tag are mysogynistic, vile, bullying extremists. They think we hate women, we will do anything to hold women back and that we will make death threats and the like to further this agenda.
Inconveniently for them most gamers, and indeed a huge proportion of the supporters of GamerGate, are women. Jump to the cut for more on this bizarre situation.
Well, this particular story just keeps on running doesn’t it. The irony here is that Gamer(sigh)Gate is not actually one issue, but two- with each ‘side’ focussing on their own bits.
Jump to the cut for my extended thoughts and perhaps, a solution…
I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to write anymore on this subject. Infact I predicted (somewhat cryptically) in my last piece that the whole GamerGate(sigh) issue would inevitably, and quickly blow over.
Anyone requiring clarification on the basics surrounding GamerGate(sigh) should see my earlier piece.
While the main furor does seem to be passing, the majority of games journalists have still dug their heels in and refused to accept any degree of culpability on their behalf. Instead, they are carriying on their attack of the gaming community at large, though perhaps under a more restrained guise.
A short one this, but jump to the cut for a rousing tour of the incredibly spooky Metro 2033 D6.
I was going to go for a less provocative title, but then realised it summed up my thoughts on the current situation pretty well.
Read my thoughts on the current debacle after the cut.