Milo Yiannopoulos

From GamerGate Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Milo Yiannopoulos
Fabulous hair.jpg

Aliases @Nero
Occupation Journalist
Affiliations Breitbart

Milo Yiannopoulos is best known for his fabulous hair as well as being a columnist at Breitbart. He provides ongoing articles and commentary on the subject of GamerGate and is responsible for revealing GameJournoPros to the public.

Participation in GamerGate & GameJournoPros Exposé

Before the events of GamerGate, Yiannopoulos had previously expressed disinterest and distaste towards video games and gamers.[1][2] Yet upon bearing witness to the unprofessional behavior of gaming journalists in response to the Zoe Quinn Scandal, Yiannopoulos sympathized with gamers and later proposed a truce upon discovering that he and GamerGate supporters had a lot in common, ideologically.[3][4] Likely motivated by his opposition to the extreme-left views that gaming journalists and GamerGate opponents championed, Yiannopoulos became involved with GamerGate and published several articles in support of them.

On September 17, 2014, with the aid of an anonymous leaker, Yiannopoulos exposed the GameJournoPros mailing list to the public eye on Breitbart.[5] The exposure of the mailing list was a defining moment for GamerGate, as it provided evidence of the long-suspected collusion between members of the gaming media.[6][7][8][9] Later Yiannopoulos revealed all the participants in the GameJournoPros list[10] as well as a full dump of the email exposed in the article.[11]

Articles involving the Gaming Press

On the 1st of September, Breitbart published Yiannopoulos's article "Feminist bullies tearing the video game industry apart" in which he writes about Zoe Quinn, some of the controversy surrounding Zoe Quinn including death threats and the state of online Gaming Journalism.[12]

On the 9th of September, Yiannopoulos wrote an article in open letter format titled "An open letter to the video gaming community from a self-confessed right-wing bastard" in which he talks of his personal observations and musings about the video game journalism industry[13]

On the 15th of September, the article "GAMERGATE: angry feminist, unethical journalist are the ones not welcome in the gaming community". The article consists of what GamerGate has done so far and some of the problems of the Gaming Press[14]

On the 23rd of September, the article titled "How sloppy, biased video games reporting almost destroyed a CEO" was written. The contents of the article talks about Ben Kuchera and his article on Brad Wardell(CEO of Stardock) and the case surrounding the incident.[15]

On the 10th of October, the article "How to lose a public relations battle on the internet" was created. The article talks about Intel pulling out from Gamasutra some of the implications that Intel's decision will cause and reasons why.[16]

On the 21st of October, Breitbart published Yiannopoulos's article titled "Incredibly, Gamergate is winning - but you won't read that anywhere in the terrified liberal media". In which he details what has happened so far up to that point as well as point out how GamerGate has continued on despite insistence that once all the fervor is used up it would quietly fizzle away.[17]

On the 12th of November, the article "The authoritarian left was on course to win the culture wars... then along came #GAMERGATE". The article talks of how GamerGate has become embroiled in a much larger culture war involving the authoritarian left.[18]

On the 22nd of November, A Breitbart article by Milo Yiannopoulos titled "Game developers' association calls 10,000 tweeters 'harassers'–including Kentucky Fried Chicken" talks about the IGDA and its adoption of a blocklist, the creator of the blocklist Randi Harper, talks to a few people on the blocklist as well as talk to industry insiders about Gamergate.[19]

On the 27th of November, Yiannopoulos wrote a detailed and lengthy rebuttal in an open letter format to Businessweek's article involving Anita Sarkeesian and the "threats" she received as well as a brief mention of Gamergate [20]

RADIO NERO

Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Tom Sawyer hosted a weekly tech, media, gaming and internet culture podcast called Radio Nero. In its inaugural episode, on the 22nd of September 2014, Yiannopoulos and Sawyer discussed GamerGate with guests Christina Hoff Sommers, Adam Baldwin and Internet Aristocrat.[21] In the second episode of RADIO NERO Yiannopoulos continues GamerGate coverage with the discussion of ethics in video game journalism by talking to Erik Kain of Forbes and Noah Dulis from Breitbart News. In episode 2 he also talks with Sargon of Akkad and Roguestar about their investigations into DIGRA.[22] The third episode of RADIO NERO titled "Gamers versus GAMR" discussed why the concept of a consumer organization named GAMR was not being widely accepted by participants in GamerGate. Yiannopoulos has Damion Schubert of Bioware explain the concept with Mundane Matt providing a pro-GamerGate side.[23]

Trivia

Milo Yiannopoulos has a Steam Group, who he is an administer - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MiloY


Milo Yiannopoulos is a member of these Steam Groups:

AstantiLegion - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/AstantiLegion#

Chaps United - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ChapsUnited

GAYTRIARCHY - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GAYTRIARCHY

The Pigeon Coop - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/DatCoop

Yiannopoulos - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/yiannopoulos#

See Also

Breitbart

GameJournoPros

William Usher

Radio Nero

References

  1. Yiannopoulos, Milo. "Am I too old for video games?" The Kernel. September 17, 2013
  2. Yiannopoulos, Milo. "12-Year-Old Console Gamers are Being 'Raped' by Dorky Weirdos on Grand Theft Auto" Breitbart London. August 14, 2014
  3. Yiannapoulos, Milo."Feminist bullies tearing the video game industry apart" Breitbart London. September 1, 2014
  4. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "An open letter to the video gaming community from a self-confessed right-wing bastard" Breitbart London. September 9, 2014
  5. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "Exposed: The Secret Mailing List of the Gaming Journalism Elite." Breitbart London. September 17, 2014.
  6. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "The E-mails That Prove Video Games Journalism Must Be Reformed." Breitbart London. September 18, 2014.
  7. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "'They're On To Us': Gaming Journalists Respond to Critics in Newly Revealed GameJournoPros Emails." Breitbart London. September 22, 2014.
  8. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "Gamejournopros: Joking about paid reviews and mocking Phil Fish" Breitbart London. October 10, 2014
  9. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "'It's been real': #GAMEJOURNOPROS prepares to close its doors" Breitbart London. October 2, 2014
  10. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "The List: Every Journalist in the GameJournoPros Group Revealed." Breitbart London. September 22, 2014.
  11. GameJournoPros Zoe Quinn email thread dump
  12. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "Feminist bullies tearing the video game industry apart" Breitbart London. September 1, 2014
  13. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "An open letter to the video gaming community from a self-confessed right-wing bastard" Breitbart London. September 9, 2014
  14. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "GAMERGATE: angry feminist, unethical journalist are the ones not welcome in the gaming community" Breitbart London. September 15, 2014
  15. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "How sloppy, biased video games reporting almost destroyed a CEO" Breitbart London. September 23, 2014
  16. Yiannapoulos, Milo. Breitbart London."How to lose a public relations battle on the internet" Breitbart London. October 10, 2014
  17. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "Incredibly, Gamergate is winning - but you won't read that anywhere in the terrified liberal media" Breitbart London. October 21, 2014
  18. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "The authoritarian left was on course to win the culture wars... then along came #GAMERGATE" Breitbart London. November 12, 2014
  19. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "Game developers' association calls 10,000 tweeters 'harassers'–including Kentucky Fried Chicken" Breitbart London. November 22, 2014
  20. Yiannapoulos, Milo. "AN OPEN LETTER TO BLOOMBERG'S SHEELAH KOLHATKAR, ON THE DELICATE MATTER OF ANITA SARKEESIAN" Breitbart London. November 27, 2014
  21. Sommers, Christina H., Adam Baldwin, and Internet Aristocrat. "What Is #GamerGate?" Interview by Milo Yiannopoulos. Audio blog post. RADIO NERO. N.p., 22 Sept. 2014. Web.
  22. Kain, Erik, Noah Dulis, James Cook, Sargon of Akkad, and Roguestar. "Professional Failures." Interview by Milo Yiannopoulos. Audio blog post. RADIO NERO. N.p., 30 Sept. 2014. Web.
  23. Schubert, Damion, Mundane Matt, Oliver Campbell, and Jason Miller. "Gamers versus GAMR." Interview by Milo Yiannopoulos. Audio blog post. RADIO NERO. N.p., 6 Oct. 2014. Web.