The #Gamergate Question


This is … very much YEESH.


Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Depending on how closely you follow the gaming and tech press, you may have heard of #gamergate. Those of us inside the industry have. This week it’s essentially all we’ve been able to talk about.

What is it? Well the short version is that #gamergate is a reactionary movement on Twitter largely in response to what gamers perceive as an attack on them and the corruption of their media. It started in bowels of 4chan but has taken on a life of its own, becoming a call to do something about a situation that has been perceived to be wrong for quite some time. #gamergaters think a scene has supposedly taken over video games and seems intent on wrecking them for financial gain.

Dozens of…

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