On September 17th, Milo Yiannopoulos over at Breitbart gained access to e-mails from a google group called Gaming Journalism Professionals. The “GameJournoPros” as they call themselves, are a collection of journalists from various gaming websites that speak with each other to collectively promote events, games, and various other areas of the gaming industry. To show examples of the corruption, one e-mail even speaks about removing threads about GamerGate, a problem that has plagued the movement since its conception.
The following day, Milo released another article about the GameJournoPros. This time, he gives us various quotes from the e-mails, giving names to each quote. The quotes reveal journalists from Polygon, GameSpot, Kotaku, and Wired, just to name a few. Several comments about the gaming culture were made, Andrew Groen, a WIRED contributor, went as far as to call our culture toxic. William O’Neal from TechRadar made this comment “Who here hasn’t slept with a PR person or game developer? #AMIRITE.” These are just two comments that were in the article. There are many more that you can read through the link at the bottom of the page.
I personally find many of these comments disgusting and believe that something must be done. These journalism “professionals” that we pay attention to for news, are pushing their own agenda on us, getting in bed together to further their own careers, and putting down our culture. Enough is enough.
Tell me what you think in the comments and remember, make your voice heard about #GamerGate.