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Comic 234 - What's Gamergate

Posted on Wednesday, the 4th of January at 12:00 AM, 2017 in 2017

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DanVzare Wed, 4. Jan 12:00 AM, 2017 edit delete
DanVzare
I think enough time has passed for me to make a comic about that... uh... thing that happened. I'm still not sure why they even called it Gamergate. It had nothing to do with gates!

I'm also still not entirely sure what it was about either. From what I could gather, it was about people hating female game journalists giving biased reviews, and everyone hating everyone who agreed with that and vice versa.

Yeah, that's pretty much all I could figure out. Because as is stated in the comic, everything I read was either vague, ambiguous, or had contradictory information to something else I read. No joke. On one side you had everyone condemning everyone who was against it, and on the other side you had everyone condemning everyone who was with it. And neither side seemed capable of understanding how anyone could be on the other side.

In short, my conclusion is that no one actually knew what it was about. I most certainly don't. So I think it's safe to say that the majority of people thought they did, but didn't.

Now, could anyone here please explain to me what the hell Gamergate was about. And please, be neutral in your explanation, and explain the point of view from both sides without demonizing anyone. Because I want to know!

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skal Sat, 7. Jan 7:37 AM, 2017 edit delete reply
I'm afraid this is one of the questions in the Universe which will never be fully answered!

When I heard it the first time I wondered what they were talking about gamersgate.com all the time, and also wondered why they had so strong opinions about them :-)
DanVzare Tue, 10. Jan 4:58 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
DanVzare
I am so glad I'm not the only one who couldn't make head or tails about it.

You've just made my day. :)