PHJF wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 12:45:
Corrupt news media =/= corrupt video game reviews
News media has an obligation to accurately report content and provide context. The Fourth Estate is critical to functional democracy. Knowing whether The Sims 4 is good or not without playing it oneself? Not so much.
Please read this interview first and tell me this has no cultural significance:http://bit.ly/1rV2hNI
Also, for those of you saying you don't like the term "GamerGate", I refer you to the Wiki entry:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate
Additionally, this has a lot more to do with just "game reviews".
Racketeering (Phil Fish could go to jail), nepotism, cronyism and collusion.
There's a reason why some sites are buckling down and changing ethical policies ASAP. Heads are expected to roll as more info comes out.
Additionally, the anti-#GG camp doxxed and outed a transgender minor for attempting to edit the #GamerGate entry on Wikipedia. Home address and everything.
This has turned into an actual sociological nightmare. The "Muh gaem revuws" has been left behind a long while ago.
The major problem is that most of you have only heard one side of the story. Speaking of which, I need to submit that Tech Raptor link to Blues, BRB.