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In recent days there was an incident when an ex of a prominent game developer disclosed a full, 5000 page story, with text/photo evidence, that said game developer had cheated on her with 5 guys.
Okay. Why is this important?
Among the five guys were her boss, and more improtantly, a games journalist, Nathan Grayson of Kotaku.
Her name is Zoe Quinn.
Now, I'm not going to repeat the crapton of evidence that there's been a coverup.
Essentially, to raise hell, Zoe faked her own hacking. Among the evidence was Adam Sessler posting a picture of him and her with a man in the background accessing 4chan, and 30 minutes later the 'hack' was live on her site. The problem? It was utter bullcrap. There was no way 4Chan did it. No way at all.
In addition, she has had mods delete r/gaming posts, had the press promote her as a victim, etc.
She also, very importantly, tried to dismantle The Fine Young Capitalist's game jam for women in order to promote her own jam. There is also a crapton of evidence about THAT.
This. Is. Completely. Unacceptable. Behavior.
As a gaming community, we should be able to trust developers and trust the press. What has happened is that the press and developers have formed their own little club where they essentially come out to be one huge circlejerk. And since they have the word on what comes out and what doesn't, they essentially censor it. This is Gaza Ferguson stuff, here, right in our own community.
The press has been SILENT. A single Kotaku article addressing Grayson, but refusing to fire him for lying. In ANY other media, that's grounds for immediate termination.
The rest of the articles have been disparaging. 4Chan was framed, and the articles all act as if it was fact, even though it's the most bullshit thing in existence, along with Phil Fish's alleged hack (who apparently supported Zoe.)
So. We have a massive fued, a crapton of conspiracy, and the gaming press refusing to address it.
This week there will be a protest for journalism integrity at PAX. If you can't make it, tweet it. The tumblr has since been taken down (coincendence? Despite having absolutely nothing offensive on it.)
It's time to re-establish the trust. Because right now, there isn't any.
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