By James Farrar, Next Big Gaming | 11/20/2017 12:39:38GamerGate is back!
In the aftermath of the #Gamergate fiasco and the #DeleteYourAccount campaign, it’s safe to say we’re going through some tough times.
But we’re also in the midst of an exciting new chapter in the history of video games, where the first-person shooters and other “social-media” titles are being developed, and the game industry is once again making headlines.
Let’s take a look at some of the stories that have been making the rounds this week.
Gaming as a medium for truth-telling In the wake of #Gamergaters’ recent harassment of Anita Sarkeesian, a writer for Kotaku wrote a post titled “If You Can’t Tell Us What We Want, You’re Not a Gamer.”
It’s a good reminder that the truth can often come from somewhere else.
While #GamerGaters’ attempts to silence Sarkeesians online, in person and through social media, have not been well received, their efforts have actually been effective.
This story, which appeared in Kotaku on Wednesday, tells the story of an outspoken woman who is trying to use gaming as a platform for truth telling.
In her video, she tells the tale of how she was bullied, harassed and intimidated by her former boyfriend, an online gamer, because of his online posts that were critical of her, and for the fact that she’s not a “gamer.”
The post, titled “How to Fix #Gamer Gaters with an App,” is about her personal experience with Gamergate, and she shares a few tips to help combat their harassment tactics.
One tip is to use an app to help you navigate your social networks and find friends.
Another tip is not to ignore people who post negative things about you on social media.
She says, “This is not a one-time thing.
You can be a victim and still try to silence the voice of the person that you have a lot of respect for.”
When people tell you that you’re a “retard,” they’re usually referring to the term #GamerGhazi, a hashtag that is being used by GamerGaters to label any person who is a member of the online community as a “faggot,” “cunt” or “bitch.”
#GamerGs hate is a fact of life, but #GamerGirlGamers’ strategy is not only to silence women, but it’s also a dangerous way to do so.
According to a recent study from the University of Virginia, about half of gamers are women.
“We’ve seen the media’s response to this over the past year, and it’s not helped that Gamergate is an online hate campaign,” said Laura Kate Dale, the research professor and associate professor of communications at the university.
“It’s a way for them to attack and demean women online, but the way it’s being used online is dangerous because it’s very easy to abuse online, and very easy for the people who do abuse to get away with it.
The fact that this hate is coming from online, online mobs, online gamers, online harassers, it doesn’t have to be a one time thing.”
The “social media bully” The term #gamergaters refers to a group of online users who target female gamers who they see as being a “disgrace to society.”
They’ve been called out for harassing them online, for saying things like “you look like a whore” and “the only reason you are in this industry is because you’re women.”
They’re also called out online for making misogynistic comments about female gamers and for having their “porn star status” used to get ahead.
They’re not alone, of course.
There are numerous online forums and groups where women, people of color and people who identify as LGBTQ people can talk openly about their experiences in the gaming industry, which has been heavily affected by the “GamerGate” controversy.
This is a problem.
The online harassment is real, and that’s why women have been trying to make their voices heard.
The problem is, there are many online mobs who use harassment tactics against these women, too.
They do so by using fake online identities, such as “Darth Sion,” “Babysitter,” or “Emberjack.”
In one instance, a gamer, known only as “Bastard” in the video, tried to make a fake account called “Eugene,” using an address in California and then using the username “Eugenio.”
He tried to get women to play a game that he claimed was called “Lumberjack,” but when he played the game and the woman he was trying to lure over was there, she reported him for violating her privacy and harassment.
Other online communities are also active in helping gamers confront harassment.
“The fact that they [GamerGeeks] are making fun of