about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we
clearly messed up here."
has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image
for Postal 2
which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games
journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was
highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself
over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping
coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of
responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many
posts critical of the apology as well.
offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to
the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate
headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:
- The intention behind our tweet was to inform about
a release known for controversial content.
- Unfortunately, we've failed to make the
association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
- Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.