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SCEA boss Layden joins calls to end GamerGate harassment

The president of Sony Computer Entertainment America has become the latest high-profile gaming exec to publically condemn GamerGate’s hate campaign. I think the industry has spoken with one voice on this one, through the ESA,” Jack Tretton’s successor Shawn Layden told VentureBeat. All of us are members of that trade …

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Audience will follow industry lead on misogyny, report claims

New research funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) suggests that the games industry itself must lead if it ever hopes for its audience to abandon misogyny and homophobia. That’s the finding of a new paper called ‘Love You Guys (No Homo): How gamers and fans play with …

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Wu: Defeating GamerGate would be an historic moment

One of the main targets of the #GamerGate hate campaign has said that ‘defeating’ the movement would be an historic victory for the games industry. The effect defeating Gamergate would have is incalculable, one of this field’s most historic moments, remembered as the moment games development said: ‘This is going …

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Games developers must fight internet abuse together

Death threats and vile tweets have forced multiple female developers to leave home, and yet still the storm of harassment rages on. James Batchelor asks what the games industry can – no, needs – to do to stop this

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Morhaime uses Blizzcon speech to rally against GamerGate

The president and co-founder of Blizzard has become the highest profile games industry figure to speak out against online harassment. Mike Morhaime dedicated a part of his Blizzcon 2014 opening ceremony speech to slam GamerGaters and urge people to redouble their efforts in trying to promote a friendlier, more welcoming …

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Brianna Wu offering $11k reward for information leading to GamerGate arrests

One of the women victimised by the GamerGate hate campaign has said her family will offer a reward for anyone who helps identify individuals who have sent her death threats. The Wu family is offering a reward of $11,000 for identifiable information leading to the prosecution of people sending me …

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Quinn urges industry to speak up and condemn Gamergate misogyny

The industry has a responsibility to do more to protect those who are being harassed by the ongoing GamerGate hate campaign. That’s according to Zoe Quinn, who has told the BBC that it is unfair that the responsibility of tackling such behaviour has remained the burden of individuals whom the …

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Gamersgate.com forced to point out it is not affiliated to #GamerGate

There’s a moment every afternoon where this author receives a specific email and rolls his eyes as he’s once again reminded of the perpetual agony that is #GamerGate. This fleeting instance of horror is of course followed by a sweeping feeling of relief when he realises that the email is …

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