TechRaptor

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TechRaptor
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Website http://techraptor.net/
Parent Company None
Owner Rutledge Daugette
Editor-in-Chief Andrew Otton
Ethics Policy View on site
Boycotted? No

TechRaptor is a technology and gaming news website that has provided coverage of GamerGate and GamerGate-related events. They support ethics and transparency in journalism and have enacted new Ethics Policies in response to the GamerGate controversy.[1]

GamerGate publications

Articles

Publication Date Article
09/17/2014 Secret Game Journalist Mailing List "GameJournoPros" Exposed
09/18/2014 More Info Released on GameJournoPros Mailing List
10/01/2014 Intel removes ads from Gamasutra in wake of GamerGate
10/21/2014 How to stop the harassment surrounding #GamerGate
11/08/2014 Calls Against Harassment in Mike Morhaime’s Blizzcon Opening Speech
11/13/2014 Wikipedia Article Concerning the #GamerGate Controversy Battles its own Controversy
11/22/2014 IGDA names over 10,000 people the worst offenders of online harassment
11/24/2014 Developers React to the IGDA Controversy
11/25/2014 Twitter Blocklist of over 10,000 Accounts causes Trouble for more than just Gamers and Developers
11/26/2014 Concerns over Privacy Regarding the GamerGate Blocklist
11/26/2014 SeedScape Developer Sees Attempted Boycott turn into GreenLight
11/29/2014 Wikipedia Attempts to Redeem Neutrality Over GamerGate Article
11/30/2014 Further Improper Relationships between RedShirt Developer and Games Journalists have Been Uncovered
12/01/2014 Indie Developer Withholds Steam Keys from Members of #GamerGate
12/07/2014 AbleGamers and Mercedes Carrera Speak Out about Failed Donation from Charity Porn Stream
01/16/2015 Love and Ethics: PC Gamer/Ubisoft staff relationship revealed
02/06/2015 Allegations of Improper Relationships between IGF Chairman Brandon Boyer and Indie Dev Steph Thirion
02/07/2015 What Role did Shawn McGrath play in the Making of Fez?
02/23/2015 Mark Kern petitions to Heal the Rift between Gamers and Media
03/03/2015 Boston Globe Joins Chorus, Reports Dubious Bomb Threat
04/07/2015 Study Finds No Link Between Sexism and Gaming
04/20/2015 Gameplay Footage Taken From YouTuber Causes Confusion

Interviews

Publication Date Interview
09/12/2014 An interview with Daniel Vavra: GamerGate and the gaming industry
09/19/2014 An interview with an Xbox One developer: GamerGate and more
09/22/2014 An Interview with ‘Captain’ Brad Wardell; CEO and Founder of Stardock Corporation.
09/25/2014 Stewart Heckenberg talks about indie game devs
10/02/2014 Indie Dev Jennifer Dawe Talks GamerGate and Women in Gaming
11/07/2014 How is Gaming Excluding Women? – An Interview with Liana K
12/03/2014 Inside GameJournoPros: An interview with William O’Neal
12/14/2014 What is Jemma Morgan Doing Now?
01/25/2015 Behind the scenes of “What it feels like to be a GamerGate Target” – An Interview with Chris Scott
01/29/2015 How to help Women in Gaming – An interview with The Fine Young Capitalists
02/03/2015 Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 1 – The State of Gaming Media
02/04/2015 Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 2 – Relationships in Indie Gaming
02/05/2015 Our Interview with Allistair Pinsof Part 3 – #GamerGate and Destructoid
02/21/2015 The Life of AfterLife Empire – An Interview with Danielle Maiorino
02/27/2015 Interview with Adrian Chmielarz, Co-owner of The Astronauts
03/01/2015 Indie Interview: Slade Villena aka Roguestar on FleetCOMM

Editorials

Title Publication Date Summary
Zoe Quinn and the Unfortunate State of the Gaming Industry 08/20/2014
Zoe Quinn: Censorship, Hypocrisy, and Double Standard 08/25/2014
Zoe Quinn and Lying Journalists 08/26/2014
We are not witnessing “The End of Gamers” 08/29/2014
An Examination of Game Journalism Professionals 09/22/2014
We are the dead. (GamerGate’s Voice) 09/23/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #1 09/23/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #2 09/24/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #3 09/25/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #4 09/30/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #5 10/01/2014
Good Morning, Orthodoxy! #6 10/02/2014
Final GameJournoPros Thread Released – Not a Laughing Matter 10/02/2014
Can GamerGate Be Brought To A Resolution? 10/06/2014
The Ceaseless March of GamerGate 10/16/2014
Understanding Pro- and Anti- GamerGate 10/19/2014
Satire: GamerGate Is Over, According to Them 10/20/2014
GamerGate: Journalists Must Stop Lying to The People 10/26/2014
Is GamerGate Really Over? 10/29/2014
No, GamerGate is an Internet Issue 11/05/2014
What is #GamerGate Really About? – An Analysis of the Twitter Hashtag 11/17/2014
How #Gamergate Can Affect The Civil Liberties Of Us All. And An Expert’s View On Online Harassment 11/22/2014
The Problems with Kotaku Lie Much Deeper than Corruption 11/24/2014
IMO: So Which Side of GamerGate Are You On? 12/19/2014
IMO: All the SocJus Mafia Does is Destroy 12/20/2014
IMO: The Anti-Intellectuals of Anti-GamerGate 12/30/2014
TechRaptor Staff Respond to Critics of the Term "PC Master Race" 01/14/2015
My Week with #GamerGate 01/16/2015
IMO: Acts of Supreme Cowardice 01/19/2015
IMO: Crash Override Network is Dangerous 01/23/2015
Sorry Media, Crash OverRide Network is Not an Anti-Harassment Campaign 01/23/2015
In Defense of My Good Name: A Response to Ethics Detractors (and Zoe Quinn) 01/30/2015
IMO: What’s in a Review 02/10/2015
The Devil of Agenda 02/13/2015
Bustle: Questionable Ethics 02/20/2015
Kern Petition: Sign at Your Own Risk 03/07/2015
We CAN Fix Videogames 03/22/2015
Pillars of Eternity & Obsidian's Lack of Courage 04/04/2015
Self Appointed Gatekeepers are Not Advancing the Medium 04/05/2015
Regarding CON and Anti-Semitism 04/06/2015
Sexist Games = Sexist Gamers? 04/09/2015
What is Gaming's PR Problem? 04/20/2015
The Takeaway From Mighty No. 9's Former Community Manager 04/21/2015
Women, Perception, and the Gaming Community 04/23/2015
Go Home Gamer Girls! The Case of Calgary Expo 04/24/2015
Gaming Deserves a Better Social Critic 04/27/2015
Diversity, Hypocrisy and the Social Justice Warriors 05/01/2015

Videos & Podcasts

Publication Date Video / Podcast
10/16/2014 IMO: Agenda Based Reviews – Mind of Micah C
10/24/2014 Weekly Respawn 001 – GamerGate Discussion
11/12/2014 IMO: Foldable Terrorism – A Response to Dan Olson
12/10/2014 IMO – Mind of Micah C: Unisolated Alienation
02/04/2015 The Weekly Respawn 015 – Devolution of Games Journalism
02/11/2015 The Weekly Respawn 016 – #PinsofInterview
02/13/2015 Mind of Micah C: #GamerGate
03/04/2015 The Weekly Respawn 019 – Kern Petition
04/01/2015 The Weekly Respawn 022 – Defending Your Art
04/24/2015 Objectivity: When Passion, Fairness, and Due Process Collide

Hacking & Denial-of-Service Attacks

On September 8, 2014, TechRaptor announced that its website had been hacked around the time of publishing an article on GamerGate, and a day or two of data may have been lost. The damage of the hack was:

Plugins edited, db files changes, PHP Files blank, and rogue ad code in various files.[2]

It is unknown if the hacking was in any relation to their positive coverage of GamerGate.

A month later on October 9, 2014, TechRaptor reported that it was the target of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. As with the hacking, however, it is unknown if the DoS attack had any relation to TechRaptor's coverage of GamerGate.

On August 30, 2014, TechRaptor's official reddit account was banned[3] and their subreddit, r/techraptor, was banned a few days later.[4][5] However, the reddit account and subreddit were not banned due to TechRaptor's association with GamerGate as was originally suspected:

The reason the subreddit was banned is because it had a single submitter (/u/techraptor) who was only posting links to techraptor.com. They posted a grand total of eight links, all to that site, with the last one being posted three weeks ago. There were no comments and none of the links were even being voted on, so it looked like a pretty clear case of someone trying to set up a spam subreddit to promote that site, which happens all the time.[6])

Trivia

TeachRaptor has a Steam Curator store. (Steam Curator/ Link): http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6754604-TechRaptor/

References