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Ice-T takes on GamerGate in upcoming Law & Order episode

Well, if there’s one person who can sort out GamerGate it could well be Ice-T. Law & Order spin off series Special Victims Unit will next month feature an episode entitled Intimidation Game” that sees a female game developer endure a torrent of online abuse and an assault at a …

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4chan founder Chris Poole quits

The man who founded 4chan over a decade ago has announced plans to leave the site. The site, users of which were central to the planning and execution of last year’s GamerGate hate campaign, has over its 11 years to date hosted over 2bn posts and delivered over 42bn page …

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Ismail: ‘GamerGate was inevitable’

The co-founder of indie developer Vlambeer has said that the GamerGate hate campaign that came to define 2014 was something that could not have been avoided. GamerGate was inevitable,” Rami Ismail told the Guardian. These movements have been in motion since the early 2000s, and what has happened is fascinating …

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Zoe Quinn establishes support service for GamerGate victims

People who have suffered at the hands of online hate group GamerGate are being offered support by a new service established by Zoe Quinn. Crash Override describes itself as a new "online anti-harassment task force" and has, as seems to be the way, already been itself the target of abuse …

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OPINION: 20 Years of PlayStation – Did we really grow up?

This week we’ve been celebrating the 20th birthday of PlayStation (well, the Japanese birthday anyway). Sony threw a party, put together a lovely grey PS4 model, sold it for 19.94 and then gamers immediately put it on eBay. The media ran nostalgia-tinged articles on the birth of a new gaming …

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Charity that refused GamerGate associated donation receives death threats, suffers DDoS attack

A charity that helps the physically disabled play video games has received death threats after refusing a donation from a charity event associated with GamerGate. We received an email requesting permission for a charity event from an associate of Mercedes Carrera,” the organisation said. Our immediate response was ‘absolutely, we …

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Quinn: All GamerGate has done is ruin people’s lives

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has completely dismissed any notion that the online #GamerGate hate campaign has even the remotest link to ethics in games journalism. It’s all based on utter stupidity,” she told The Guardian. Every single thing they’ve done has been doublespeak, everything they’ve done has been harmful …

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Twitter stepping up efforts to make blocking online users easier

Social media service Twitter is to make it easier to report abusive users and keep track of accounts you have blocked. Updates are already live with a few users but will roll out across the whole service in the coming weeks. In our continuing effort to make your Twitter experience …

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Female journalist begins grassing up online abusers to their mothers

Upon realising that reasoning with the mob was a lost cause, one female games journalist has taken the step of approaching the ultimate authority. The Guardian reports that Australian games journalist and YouTuber Alanah Pearce has been approaching the mothers of boys who have been sending her abusive messages online. …

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