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2016: JanuaryFebruaryMarch


1 March 2015

2 March 2015

3 March 2015

4 March 2015

5 March 2015

  • Leigh Alexander leaves Gamasutra to become Editor-In-Chief at Boing Boing's Offworld, a website that "will focus on gaming interviews and criticism written primarily by women and minorities," with Laura Hudson as Senior Editor.[13][14][15]
  • The official Google Cloud Platform Twitter account tweeted "The future of gaming is in all of our hands. #GamerGate" and then deleted it shortly thereafter. Later, the same account clarifies Google's position, claiming it was a mistake and that they do not support #GamerGate.[16][17]
  • Andrew Sampson, former developer on The Forest, creates a TwitLonger talking about #GamerGate and some of those against the revolt that has risen in status over the last few months.
  • Doug TenNapel, best known for creating Earthworm Jim, states: "I don’t join any movement but I agree with GGers on these: 1. They’re anti peer pressure 2. They’re against corrupt journalism"[18]
  • The Big Smoke's Jacob Lynagh writes the article 'GamerGate: We Will No Longer Be Guided by Fear'
  • In the response to Tim Shafer's comments at the Game Developers Choice Awards, AlphaOmegaSin, Attack on Gaming, Sargon of Akkad, RazorFist, and the Virtuous Video Game Journalist, among others, all release content.
  • Adrian Chmielarz creates a TweetLonger criticizing the strong reaction to Tim Schafer's joke as well as the GDC Awards themselves
  • A new entry of Indie-Fensible video series called IGDA, Bad IGDA! is released. This talks about corruption, pratices and origins of IGDA.

6 March 2015

  • A video explaining origin of GamerGate is released called Trigger Warning: #GamerGate Origins.
  • William Usher releases two articles, one about Anti-#Gamergates simplistic views[19] and another about IGDA, UBM and GDC, their cabal and industry gatekeeping.[20]
  • 8chan's /v/ board claims Brandon Boyer was involved in five more conflicts of interest. a /r/KotakuInAction thread as well as several threads on 8chan's /gamergate/ board were also created for discussion.[21][22][23]
  • Brandon Orselli, founder and owner of Niche Gamer talks about his experience at GDC in 2015 in a YouTube video
  • After posting a video that claims TotalBiscuit charges developers for reviews, Totalbiscuit posts a comment refuting those claims. Subsequently, the creator of the video apologizes and the video has since been taken down. TotalBiscuit asks that public leave it at the apology, and will not be pursuing further action.[24][25]
  • Socks uploads her GamerGate Happenings Recap for the month of February.

7 March 2015

8 March 2015

9 March 2015

10 March 2015

11 March 2015

12 March 2015

13 March 2015

  • In an interview with TechCrunch, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) claims the FBI does not prioritize "online threats against women," which is why she sent a letter to the Appropriations Committee "asking the Department of Justice to intensify their investigations and prosecutions".[45]
  • Brad Wardell laughs at the infamous SRS-like subreddit /r/GamerGhazi in his post 'So Much Crazy in Such Concentration'.
  • Rolling Stone publishes an article about the departure of Christopher Poole, also known as m00t, from 4chan and misrepresents GamerGate.[46]
  • In her debut at The Escapist, Lizzy F writes 'Making the "Right" Choice in Paperboy and Beyond'
  • YouTuber Protomario extends an invitation to all the parties involved in #GamerGate, so they can discuss the issues on his channel. This is notable because Protomario has over 256,000 subscribers.[47]
  • Kotaku's Nathan Grayson writes about his experience at the Game Developers Conference 2015, and finally starts disclosing his relationships. In the article, Nathan eschews the term gamer (using Player instead).[48]

14 March 2015

15 March 2015

16 March 2015

17 March 2015

18 March 2015

19 March 2015

20 March 2015

  • The Atheism+ Blockbot, or The Block Bot, posts a blog entry claiming the program is "sunsetting".[75] While many of the public faces are disappearing, if you look at the block tags, several of the auto-add admins are still contributing to the block list.[76][77] BlockBot admin vex0rian claims that not only will the Blockbot continue operating, they will have an increase in "preemptive blocking".[78][79] Breitbart's Allum Bokhari writes an article about The Block Bot's legal troubles titled 'BBC-Featured "Block Bot" Runs Into Legal Trouble'
  • William Usher writes a new article titled 'Metacritic, Bribery and Costing Bungie $2.5 Million'
  • Anthony Burch writes an article on multiple violent games, including Saints Row, based on his "dumb, ex-game-dev opinion" for Destructoid, but failed to disclose that Saints Row IV includes the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin' Pack, downloadable content based on the Internet comedy show he created with his sister, Ashly Burch.[80]
  • During an Ask Us Anything on Reddit with Jameel Jaffer, Lila Tretikov, and Jimmy Wales, user thelordofcheese asks a question about Wikimedia's "favoritism and collusion," to which Jimmy Wales replies: "The subreddit about gamergate is somewhere else, my friend." This reply is gilded twice and receives 274 downvotes.[81]
  • Ars Technica releases an interview with the 8chan Administrator, Fredrick Brennan, also known as Hotwheels.[82]

21 March 2015

22 March 2015

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27 March 2015

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30 March 2015

31 March 2015


Timeline
2014: Before GamerGateAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2015: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2016: JanuaryFebruaryMarch


References

  1. Oneangrygamer.net -#GamerGate: Mark Kern Calls For Devs To Stand Against Corrupt Media | One Angry Gamer
  2. OneAngryGamer.net -Social Activist Threatens #GamerGate Attendees With Violence At PAX East
  3. Archive of 8ch.net/v/ Thread - "KUCHERA IN 2014 talking about Sportsfriends"
  4. Techraptor.com -Indie Interview: Slade Villena aka Roguestar on FleetCOMM
  5. OneAngrygamer.net -#GamerGate: Ben Kuchera And The Life And Nepotism Of Game Journo Pros
  6. Topsy - Topsy Twitter Analytics (Taken on March 6th at 4:30AM PST)
  7. Official Final Fantasy XIV Forums - 404ing Url to Thread
  8. Twitter - Susana Polo on Twitter (archive)
  9. /r/KotakuInAction - "Big Boobs" - Another /r/Games Comment Graveyard - /u/yutt0 (archive)
  10. /r/KotakuInAction - GDC 2015 Session Going On Right Now (5:30 PST) - Game Developer Harassment: How To Get Through - /u/jennofhardwire (archive)
  11. - United States Trends
  12. - Worldwide Trends
  13. Twitter - Leigh Alexander on Twitter: "...And thanks to my @gamasutra fam for the best, best years" (archive)
  14. Twitter - Leigh Alexander on Twitter: "Along with..." (archive)
  15. Polygon - Offworld relaunched as a new site for diverse game writing - Danielle Riendeau - March 5, 2015
  16. Archive of Twitter - "the future of gaming..."
  17. Archive of Twitter - "Our last tweet was a mistake..."
  18. Twitter - TenNapel on Twitter (archive)
  19. Oneangrygamer.net -Anti-#GamerGate's Simplistic View of the Gaming World | One Angry Gamer
  20. Oneangrygamer.net - IGDA Comes Under Fire With Cabal Allegations; IGDA Members Stay Silent
  21. 8ch.net/v/ - #GamerGate + #NotYourShield (#GG+#NYS): Hilarious PAX Puns Edition
  22. 8ch.net/v/ - #GamerGate + #NotYourShield (#GG+#NYS): Brainstorming How We Attack UBM Edition
  23. 8ch.net/gamergate/ - IGF Chairman Brandon Boyer Shilling his Friend Nina Freeman's Game With ZERO Disclosure (archive)
  24. YouTube - Rising Above the Noise - a Basic Guide to PR & Marketing
  25. Twitter - TotalBiscuit on Twitter (archive)
  26. Twitter - Mark Kern on Twitter (Sopa/Pipa) (archive)
  27. Twitter - Mark Kern on Twitter (alternative to the IGDA) (archive)
  28. Twitter - League4Gamers on Twitter (archive)
  29. The Boston Globe - Brianna Wu makes stand at PAX East (archive)
  30. /r/SubredditoftheDay - March 8th, 2015 - /r/KotakuInAction. Gaming, journalism, and sea lions. (archive)
  31. Twitter - Arthur Gies on Twitter (archive)
  32. Archive of Twitter - Gies Twitter Thread 1
  33. Archive of Twitter - Gies Twitter Thread 2
  34. /r/KotakuInAction - 30,000 GET. KIA is 30,000 strong - /u/BeerandSticks (archive)
  35. Reddit Mods Admit To Censoring #GamerGate, Hiding Corruption
  36. Twitter - Mark Kern on Twitter: So @VG247 , when... (archive)
  37. Twitter - Hatman on Twitter: "Looks like @XavierMendel lost his mod status from /r/SubredditOfTheDay after featuring KiA and dropping the #ModtalkLeaks. Salute." (archive)
  38. Twitter - Hatman on Twitter: "Keep in mind, @XavierMendel mentioned on stream last night that several SRotD mods threatened to resign if he wasn't removed in 24 hours." (archive)
  39. Twitter - Adam Rosenberg on Twitter: I'm incredibly sad to be leaving... (archive)
  40. KIA Guys, for the time being PLEASE don't link to the newest Modleak
  41. Based Hotwheels talks about new mod leaks
  42. Twitter - Mr Richard Lupine on Twitter: Cataloguing a fraction... (archive)
  43. /r/KoatkuInAction - I wish I was a female celeb in gaming sometimes...(nude pictures incorporated onto CSS of subreddit, hosted on reddit servers, admins didn't really seem to care). - /u/NeoDestiny - March 12, 2015 (archive)
  44. Niche Gamer - People Want to Censor and/or Ban Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson in the West - Brandon Orselli - March 12, 2015 (archive)
  45. TechCrunch - Q&A With The Congresswoman Taking On Gamergate - Cat Zakrzewski - March 13, 2015
  46. Rolling Stone - 4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away - David Kushner - March 13, 2015
  47. YouTube - An Open Invitation To GamerGate and Anti-GamerGate! - ProtoMario - March 13, 2015
  48. Kotaku - The GDC I Saw After One of Gaming's Roughest Years - Nathan Grayson - March 13, 2015
  49. Vested Interests - How #Gamergate Journalist Milo Cost me 2500 Followers - Chris Mancil - March 14, 2015
  50. Twitter - Ben Kuchera on Twitter: "I don't care what happens to that guy." (archive)
  51. Twitter - Ben Kuchera on Twitter: "Dear @ChrisMancil and anyone else from @EA..." (archive)
  52. Twitter - Ben Kuchera on Twitter: "Dear @petermooreEA and @EA:" (archive)
  53. Twitter - Chris Mancil on Twitter: "@BenKuchera I apologize Ben. I was a fan of the article and ideas in it." (archive)
  54. The Verge - Gamergate scandal convinced 4chan founder Moot to leave the site - Dante D'Orazio - March 14, 2015
  55. One Angry Gamer - #GamerGate: Game Journo Pros Blacklist/Boycott May Have Breached Antitrust Laws - William Usher - December 19 2014 (archive)
  56. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "Haha Ben actually @ messaged EA management? That's an awesome use of @chrisgrant's investor resources! Happy that I don't have investors :)" (archive)
  57. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "The Ben Kuchera thing has me scratching my head as it screams of double standards. If I reached out to his boss I would be rightly vilified!" (archive)
  58. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "Here's the thing he "villain" here had the audacity to compliment Ben on his work! How dare he? The authors approach was scholarly!" (archive)
  59. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "Ben's approach was to try to get the guy fired! I get it, Ben is trying to clean up his image and he has to try to pretend he a nice guy." (archive)
  60. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "Much like at least 6 of his Polygon colleagues I don't know if he is trying to pretend to be the wrestler bad guy or if he just is a bad guy" (archive)
  61. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "Overall I think that a journalist trying to stop someone from sharing their opinions sets an incredibly dangerous precedent!" (archive)
  62. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "The interesting thing here is that at least we know that @polygon has put intimidation on the table as a tool for ppl to get what they want!" (archive)
  63. Twitter - Kevin Dent on Twitter: "If I was a publisher I would be very careful when it comes to talking to Polygon or complimenting their writers as it may get you threatened" (archive)
  64. Matthew Hopkins: The Witchfinder General - BlockBot Busted? Front Page Rewrite and a Resignation for a Block Bot Team in Disarray - Matthew Hopkins - March 16 2015 (archive)
  65. Twitter - Sarah Brown on Twitter: "PSA: I am no longer a blocker for @theblockbot. This means if you were thinking of harassing me over it, you should feel free to take a hike" (archive)
  66. The Block Bot Checker - Archive from March 17 2015
  67. The Block Bot Checker - As of March 22 2015, the url no longer resolves
  68. Randi.io - Sealions, beware: A look at the Twitter Rules - Randi Harper - March 17 2015
  69. Twitter - freebsdgirl on twitter: "Repeat sealioning is against Twitter Rules." (archive)
  70. Twitter - Daniel Sulzbach on Twitter: "FBI just visited me and talked to me about a so called "conference threat" i sent antia Sarkeesian." (archive)
  71. Twitter - Daniel Sulzbach on Twitter: "I' m making a video now, i didn't even know about this, someone sent her a graphic email using my name" (archive)
  72. Pomf.se - Actually It's About... - Loki: Agent of Asgard - Issue #12
  73. GravTech Games Blog - What Game Development is All About. The Gamers. - Kevin Gray - March 19 2015 (archive)
  74. 8ch.net/gamergate/ - Operation: Ethics in Hammer-Wielding - March 20 2015
  75. The Block Bot - Sunsetting @TheBlockBot - theblockbot - March 20 2015 (archive)
  76. Twitter - vex0rian on Twitter: "@theblockbot #blockbyid #level2 +Fengaz #pileon (gg) +46897912 archive.today/huhC5 (archive)
  77. Twitter - VanguardVivian on Twitter: "@TheBlockBot #block #level2 +joyintorah18 #TERF" (archive)
  78. Twitter - vex0rian on Twitter: "I am not a super fan of a certain post that is designed to mislead and give the impression that there will be less preemptive blocking. (archive)
  79. Twitter - vex0rian on Twitter: "Let's just say that we are going to have a ton more preemptive blocking in the future than we do know all thanks to this ^^. (archive)
  80. Destructoid - Now move on, already - Anthony Burch - March 19 2015
  81. Reddit - /u/jimmywales1 on Reddit: "The subreddit about gamergate is somewhere else, my friend." (archive)
  82. Ars Technica - Full transcript: Ars interviews 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan - Sam Machkovech - March 17 2015
  83. The Block Bot - The Block Bot Reborn - CollectQT - March 21 2015
  84. Twitter - Richard Dawkins on Twitter: "I have no objection to being blocked. Please block me if you wish. What I object to is being libelled, and linked with spammers & harassers." (archive)
  85. Twitter - Richard Dawkins on Twitter: "Blocking is not censorship. Others are still free to read what you block. Publishing lies about those you block is nasty & perhaps libellous" (archive)
  86. Twitter - Richard Dawkins on Twitter: "People are confusing the act of blocking, with libelling those blocked. Blocking is fine. Block me and I won’t miss you. Libelling is not." (archive)
  87. Twitter - Richard Dawkins on Twitter: "I know so little of Gamergate I don’t even know which side I’m presumed to be on. I DO know I object to having lies told about me & others." (archive)
  88. Pando Daily - Court slaps down Gawker interns plan to use Gamergate forums to promote lawsuit - Paul Carr - March 20 2015 (archive)
  89. Twitter - ggautoblocker on Twitter: "The #funwithKern does not affect users of #ggautoblocker. It's a separate list and will not affect subscribers." (archive)
  90. Twitter - FREEZE PEACHES on Twitter: "Subscribe to my block list of all of @Grummz followers at..." (archive)
  91. Steam Community Forums - WTFast idea to get good reviews - hernanweninger - March 23 2015
  92. Steam Community Forums - An apology to our fans! No Free time. - WTFast - March 23 2015
  93. Twitter - Stephen Totilo on Twitter: "I'm happy to say @xpatriciah has earned a snazzier title at Kotaku: senior writer. "Fearless ass-kicker" didn't fit on the business card" (archive)
  94. /r/KotakuInAction - (Happenings) Kotaku has lost 6 million uniques monthly, Gawker has lost over 10 million, Jezebel 6 million. Link to all graphs in 1 album. - feroslav - March 23 2015 (archive)
  95. MSNBC - The Docket: Rep. Katherine Clark Interview - Seema Iyer - March 24 2015
  96. The Washington Free Beacon - Feds Fund Study of the ‘Toxic’ Speech of Video Gamers - Elizabeth Harrington - March 24 2015
  97. DailyMotion - Free Speech: Justine Tunney - Gavin McInnes - March 25 2015
  98. 8ch.net/v/ - [https://archive.today/A9x1w Third Ask Anything on /v/ with Jarosław Zieliński, Chief Executive Officer of Destructive Creations, the developers of Hatred. - March 25 2015]
  99. 8ch.net/v/ - Hatred Ask Anything Continues - March 25 2015
  100. Twitter - RevueLabs: " #NotYourShield , the "I have a minority friend" card of #GamerGate." (archive)
  101. Twitter - Steve Tom Sawyer on Twitter: "@revuelabs What the? There's like 2 people in existence that have access to this Twitter account. Call me now. Please." (archive)
  102. Twitter - Steve Tom Sawyer on Twitter: "@Arcon_ @revuelabs I fucking wish." (archive)
  103. Twitter - Lionhead Studios on Twitter: "Happy #NationalCleavageDay from all of us at Lionhead Studios! http://a.pomf.se/dxucxw.jpg" (archive)
  104. Twitter - Lionhead Studios on Twitter: "@ForgetTheMaine @winnersusedrugs Just to be clear, we don't descrimate... http://a.pomf.se/gpbivb.jpg (archive)
  105. Twitter - We apologise for the imagery we shared earlier. Diversity & inclusion are values we uphold here. We'll reinforce these values w/ our team." (archive)
  106. Twitter - Holly Green on Twitter: "Did you seriously just do this @LionheadStudios" (archive)
  107. Twitter - Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter: "It’s ludicrous to paint anyone criticizing the @LionheadStudios tweets as “sex negative.” They were immature and promoted gender stereotypes" (archive)
  108. Twitter - Trending Shots on Twitter: "United States NEW Trending Topics: #AskKerry, #NationalCleavageDay, Chris Mullin, Damn KD. #TT #TopicsUS" (archive)
  109. Imgur - Image of Trending Topics from a UK resident (archive)
  110. Twitter - League4Gamers on Twitter: "We just released a tool that lets you to search if you are blocked on either the ggAutoblocker or theblockbot" (archive)
  111. /r/KotakuInAction - [Digging So with the new Steam Curator disclosure rules I decided to look into the Yogscast after their recent "confusion"over the new rule. Here's the findings - /u/dwarvenhobble - March 28 2015] (archive)
  112. /r/KotakuInAction - I am Justine Tunney AMA - /u/jart - March 28 2015 (archive)
  113. Twitter - Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter: "@jesawyer Hey Josh, you might want to take a look at this: https://twitter.com/icequeenerika/status/582161950202863616" (archive)
  114. Twitter - Pillars of Erika on Twitter: "Hey @Obsidian you should have said no to this backer. Transmisogyny is not acceptable in 2015. #PillarsofEternity" (archive)
  115. Twitter - Josh Sawyer on Twitter: "@stillgray @icequeenerika @Obsidian I'll talk to our producers about it. it's hard to catch everything." (archive)
  116. /r/KotakuInAction - Hello, I'm Nerd³. YouTuber. Developer. Egotist. AMA - /u/DaRealNerdCubed - March 29 2015 (archive)
  117. Twitter - Emily Gera on Twitter: "The good news is next week is my third anniversary with Polygon! The bad news is I'm no longer working with Polygon. So I'm now freelance!" (archive)
  118. Twitter - Emily Gera on Twitter: "Have you heard the news? I'm no longer with Polygon. In fact, you might say I'm POLYGONE. I'm now looking for freelance work!" (archive)
  119. Twitter - Xavier Mendel on Twitter: "I'm thankful for TechRaptor taking me on as a writer. I wonder if I can call myself a games journalist now?" (archive)
  120. Twitter - Richard Stanton on Twitter: "Every Gamergater is a pathetic excuse for a man. And that is an invitation. Come at me. I mean physically. You're all loser little boys." (archive)
  121. Twitter - Richard Stanton on Twitter: "After last week, GG emailed and tweeted constantly at outlets I work for trying to get me 'fired.' Petty little idiots." (archive)
  122. Twitter - Richard Stanton on Twitter: "Glad to say that only one took this manufactured outrage seriously, and (my choice) you won't be seeing any more of my writing there." (archive)
  123. Destructoid - This isn't 'goodbye', it's 'smell ya later' - Bill Zoeker - March 31 2014
  124. Twitter - YandereDev on Twitter: "I think that panty shots are a silly, funny anime cliche. YouTube disagrees." (archive)
  125. /r/KotakuInAction - I am Pax Dickinson AMA - /u/paxdickinson - March 31 2015 (archive)