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Monthly Archives: October 2014

I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name – Salon

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A painful examination at the loss of trust in the geek community thanks to the Gamergate fiasco, viewed through the lens of how Felicia Day once took a chance on me.

We’re now three months in, and the social media-based “consumer revolt” against the “progressive agenda” of the gaming press, known as Gamergate, shows no signs of abating.

I’ve gotten to know a lot of the industry personalities that Gamergate has targeted for bizarre charges of “corruption” and “nepotism” since this mess started. I’ve come to consider some of them friends, if only Twitter friends. And my frustration and anger at the hounds of Gamergate biting at their heels has increased in proportion.

But it didn’t become personal for me until Felicia Day, an actress and writer who created the popular Web series “The Guild,” dared write one blog post speaking out against Gamergate, talking about how scared she was of being targeted and “doxxed” (having documentation of her personal details revealed online) by Gamergaters, only to be immediately doxxed in response.

(Read the entire article at Salon)

Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage – The Daily Beast

I grew up in the evangelical Christian subculture, among the people on whom Ned Flanders and the Veals on Arrested Development were patterned. So the infamous bonfires where conservative Christian teenagers would gather up their “sinful” media, throw it in a pile, and burn it while singing hymns were a part of my childhood lore. And, of… Continue Reading