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Gamers Harass, Attack Woman Who Reportedly Worked On 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Over Awkward Facial Animations

Users are spewing hateful and misogynistic attacks at a woman believed to have worked on 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' over growing frowns directed at the game’s supposed awkward facial animations. BioWare has cracked down at the accuracy of the reports.

Video Games March 20, 2017

Nintendo Fires Female Staffer Alison Rapp: What Is The Real Reason?

Nintendo fired one of its female spokesperson. It might have pulled the trigger, but it may not have loaded the gun and pointed it.

Video Games April 3, 2016

Remember GamerGate? It’s Going To Have A Movie

GamerGate is going to have a movie. The controversy, primarily brought to light through Zoe Quinn’s story, will be central to the project to be developed by Pascal Pictures.

Internet Culture November 9, 2015

SXSW Admits Mistake, Schedules Day-Long Online Harassment Summit

South by Southwest announced that its annual festival will feature a new day-long summit that is focused on online harassment. The announcement came following an apology it made on Friday when it reportedly canceled two panels in the upcoming event.

Society November 1, 2015

SXSW Faces Backlash As BuzzFeed, Vox Media Threaten To Withdraw In Light Of Canceled Anti-Harassment Panel

After SXSW canceled two panels addressing online abuse issues because of threatening letters, BuzzFeed and Vox Media are pulling out of the event unless the organizer changes its decision.

October 28, 2015

SXSW Cancels Gaming-Related Panels Due To Threats Of Violence

SXSW canceled two panel discussions that were ironically focused on the harassment and diversity issues on the gaming community due to threats of on-site violence. The issue is related to the GamerGate controversy from last year.

Video Games October 27, 2015

Study Shows Boys Want Better Female Representation In Video Games, Too

A new study shows that boys are just as interested in playing female characters in video games as girls, and that they think video games too often treat women as sex objects.

Geek July 10, 2015

E3 2015 Showed Strides For Female Representation In Gamer Culture

Female representation in and outside of video games made huge strides at E3, but we still have a long way to go.

Geek June 19, 2015

Department Of Justice To Crack Down On Internet Trolls And Harassment

Here's some bad news for Internet trolls and harassers: your days are numbered, thanks to a new bill that increases the enforcement of laws against online harassment, threats and cyber-stalking.

Internet Culture June 1, 2015

#GamerGate Booth Removed From Canadian Comic Book Convention

At this point, everyone just wants to forget GamerGate - but some people just won't let that happen. For example, a men's rights group was just removed from the Calgary Expo because of it.

Geek April 18, 2015

Unstable #GamerGate Proponent Posts Weird, Threatening YouTube Video Against Brianna Wu

The threats against female game developer Brianna Wu has reached a brand new level of extreme, as one “Gamergate vigilante” accuses her of attempting to murder him.

Video Games February 3, 2015

Zoe Quinn Launches Network To Help Victims Of GamerGate And Other Online Abuse

Zoe Quinn, the video game developer first targeted by Gamergate harassment, recently joined up with game developer Alex Lifschitz to launch Crash Override, a network devoted to helping those suffering from online bullying and abuse.

Geek January 19, 2015

What Intel’s $300 Million Pledge To Workforce Diversity Means

Intel recently pledged $300 million to improve diversity in the workplace, particularly in jobs related to computer sciences and technology. This comes only months after the company inadvertently got caught up in the GamerGate controversy.

Internet Culture January 7, 2015

The Biggest Social Media Fails Of 2014

A year's worth of poor decisions and Internet rage. Relive the biggest social media controversies of 2014.

Feature December 16, 2014

The Biggest Social Media Fails Of 2014

A year's worth of poor decisions and Internet rage. Relive the biggest social media controversies of 2014.

Feature December 16, 2014

Twitter's New Anti-Harassment Tools Give Users More Control Against Abusive Tweeps

Twitter ups its anti-harassment game, rolls out a new feature that allows users to flag abusive Twitter users. Here is how to report online abuse on the microblogging site.

Internet December 3, 2014

Latest Sony PS Vita Ad is Disgusting and Sexist: What was Sony Thinking?

Sony faces backlash over a newly posted video advertisement that users all over the Internet have dubbed sexist and misogynistic. Sony has pulled the ad, but you can view it here.

Video Games November 26, 2014

Sony Yanks PlayStation Vita Commercial After Sexism Outcry

Sony has quickly pulled an ad promoting the PlayStation Vita after it was accused of being sexist. The accusations come at the height of controversy surrounding sexism in the gaming industry.

Video Games November 24, 2014

Twitter is going WAM to curb online harrassment against women

A women's advocacy group launches an initiative to combat the harassment of women on social media, the platform where online abuses are most likely to happen, a recent study says. Women, Action and the Media (WAM) has creating a harassment report specifically for Twitter users.

Internet November 9, 2014

Twitter is going WAM to curb online harrassment against women

A women's advocacy group launches an initiative to combat the harassment of women on social media, the platform where online abuses are most likely to happen, a recent study says. Women, Action and the Media (WAM) has creating a harassment report specifically for Twitter users.

Internet November 9, 2014

#ReaderGate is a satirical take on #GamerGate for book lovers

A new hashtag spawned out of the GamerGate movement and is taking over Twitter. Using the hashtag #ReaderGate, Twitter users are exploring themes similar to #GamerGate and encouraging book reviewers to get back to the basics.

Internet Culture November 7, 2014

Twitter, WAM! partnership now makes it possible to report gender-based harassment on Twitter

Twitter works with a women’s rights group to create an online tool for reporting trolling, abuse and harassment on the microblogging platform.

Internet November 7, 2014

4chan user posts photos of murder and surrenders to police as alleged killer

Anonymous posting website 4chan makes news again, this time after photos of a naked woman's murdered body appear on the site, posted there by the alleged killer who surrendered himself to police.

Internet Culture November 6, 2014

Stephen Colbert tackles GamerGate with Anita Sarkeesian

Stephen Colbert of the 'The Colbert Report' takes on the subject of GamerGate with guest Anita Sarkeesian, tackling the subject of sexism and how women are often portrayed in video games.

Geek October 30, 2014

This graphic turns GamerGate’s ugly data into something beautiful

Medium writer and technologist Andy Baio recently coded a Python script following the GamerGate and NotYourShield hashtags for three full days on Twitter. The resulting beautiful graphic visualizes his results.

Internet Culture October 29, 2014

Two faces of Gamergate and why it's time to stop it

An online movement called Gamergate is gaining momentum. While the movement claims that it defends ethics, in reality, no one wins with Gamergate.

Video Games October 27, 2014

Two faces of Gamergate and why it's time to stop it

An online movement called Gamergate is gaining momentum. While the movement claims that it defends ethics, in reality, no one wins with Gamergate.

Video Games October 27, 2014

Hatred puts gamers in shoes of mass murderer: Should this video game be banned?

A new video game is making the rounds of the Internet because of its nature as a mass murder simulator, where players' end goal is simply to murder as many innocents as possible.

Video Games October 18, 2014

Gamergate continues: Female video game developer flees home after receiving chilling death threats on Twitter

Gamergate has sent another female game developer fleeing her house after an anonymous Twitter user published her home address online, along with threats to 'kill her children.'

Video Games October 15, 2014

Gamergate: Feminist and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian cancels college speech after threats

Feminist Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speech at Utah State University after receiving threats of a mass shooting at the event. University officials would not comply with Sarkeesian's requests preventing concealed weapons there.

Geek October 15, 2014

GamerGate flares on with latest debate focusing on death threats

Death threats fly as GamerGate goes critical. One side decries corruption and the other condemns the objectification of women in video games.

Video Games October 14, 2014

GamerGate pressure prompts Intel to shelve ads early, will controversy ever subside?

Intel gives into the pressures of GamerGate. The chipmaker pulls an ad series from Gamasutra, effectively taking a stance against ideas a freelance writer penned for the gaming news site.

Video Games October 3, 2014

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