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New Canadian PM says society must stand up to Gamergate

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proudly declared himself a feminist and cited Gamergate as an example of a movement that clearly” must be stood up to. Yes, Yes. I am a feminist. Proud to be a feminist,” he said in an unbroadcast section of a recent TV interview, …

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EA’s Moore: Gamergate has helped industry diversity

EA COO Peter Moore has spoken openly about the representation and treatment of women in the games industry. In an interview with Fortune, Moore praised what he perceives as the increasing number of opportunities for female developers. EA itself now counts former Naughty Dog alumna Amy Hennig among its ranks …

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Batman Arkham Knight has a dig at #GamerGate

Those lucky enough to have a working copy of Batman Arkham Knight may well stumble across a not-so-subtle dig at social media hate campaign #GamerGate during their playthrough. An in-game info snippet entitled ‘Social Outcast’ contains the following text: Y do u attack B@tman? He is BASED! U r a …

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VIDEO: Sarkessian debuts Positive Female Characters series

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian has released the first episode of her new series focusing on Positive Female Characters in games. The video, which can be seen below, focuses on 2011 title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, which Sarkeesian cites as an example of a game that asserts the ability …

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Gamergate figurehead outed as spoof, becomes harassment target

It has been revealed that the figurehead of GamerGate’s escalating extremism is a spoof character designed to mock the movement. In an interview with BuzzFeed, 20-year-old Jan Rankowski admits that the character ‘Jace Connors’, who shot to fame after crashing his car supposedly en route to attack Brianna Wu (the …

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Jim Ryan: GamerGate was "absolutely horrific"

The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has said that his company has a responsibility to demonstrate that the sort of misogynistic behaviour demonstrated in the GamerGate campaign will not be tolerated”. More females are playing games now than ever before,” Jim Ryan told Metro. I think the …

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Brianna Wu has received 45 death threats

Revolution 60 creator and game developer Brianna Wu has revealed that she has received 45 death threats online since the start of GamerGate. Most recently a man wearing a skull mask posted a video on YouTube detailing his plans to murder Wu. So real was the threat that the man …

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Twitter boss admits company ‘sucks’ at dealing with abusive trolls

The CEO of Twitter has in an internal communication admitted that his company has failed to take adequate action to tackle the abusive behaviour of some users. We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Dick Costolo said, as reported …

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Brianna Wu’s Revolution 60 appears on Steam Greenlight

Mobile game Revolution 60 could be coming to Steam following an appearance on Steam Greenlight. The game is made by Brianna Wu who, alongside Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, has been one of the highest profile victims of the Gamergate hate movement. At long last, my team is done with …

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