The controversial event known as Gamergate began with the proposed goal of enforcing ethics in video game journalism. However, it has been met with considerable backlash due to the movement’s ties to harassment against female game designers and critics. This culminated with a story in the New York Times featuring the movement’s hateful elements. That is why I believe the positive goal of the movement and those who support that and shun the hate speech need to separate and find a new banner to ride under.
With the aforementioned stories of harassment, what could those positive parts be? Positive and vocal members seem to be few and far between, drowned out by voices of hate and misogyny in comment sections and posts across the web. The positive voices would have you believe this is a focus on ethics for gaming journalists to separate themselves from the developers they are reporting on. This is the noble cause I am referring to, but the problem I find is that it stems from a broken narrative.