Jenn Frank

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Jenn Frank

Aliases
Occupation Video game journalist
Affiliations The Guardian, 1UP Network

Jenn Frank is a writer, voice actress, and editorial director for Stu Horvath's blog Unwinnable. She was previously a staff reviewer for the Ziff-Davis magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly and an editor and community manager for the 1UP Network.[1]

Gamergate

On February 23, 2012, Jenn Frank wrote the article You are the problem condemning independent video game developers who were upset that Independent Games Festival judges assigned to review their games were not playing them, and praising IGF chairman Brandon Boyer and chairman emeritus Simon Carless.[2]

On September 14, 2012, Frank wrote an artice for Gameranx about the game Super Hexagon.[3] The article did not initially disclose the fact that Frank provided the voice of the game's announcer.[4] A disclosure notice was added to the article on May 31, 2015,[5] after the matter was brought to Gameranx attention.[6]

On September 1, 2014, Frank wrote the Guardian article How to attack a woman who works in video gaming which emphasized the harassment of Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian and accused critics of the Independent Games Festival of intending "to frighten all women out of the video games industry – no matter what they write, film, create or produce – and to additionally frighten anyone who would support them." It has been alleged that Frank was being paid by Maya Kramer at the time.

References

  1. Jenn Frank, LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennfrank
  2. Hey, guys, your clown car is on fire. Guys?, Dream Boy, http://blog.dreamboystudios.com/?p=118
  3. 5 Ways to Make Super Hexagon More Challenging (as archived on May 31, 2015, does not include a disclosure notice)
  4. Jenn Frank's Giant Bomb profile
  5. 5 Ways to Make Super Hexagon More Challenging (as archived on May 31, 2015, after a disclosure notice was added)
  6. https://archive.is/Wsur6