It does seem, at least from my point of view, that GamerGate has fallen asleep. Have GamerGate won the war? Is games journalism now a more responsible entity that gamers are able to read reviews and profiles in various gaming media and believe they are seeing unbiased reporting?
Silence of the Anti-GamerGate Harpies
By today, I was certain I would see the detractors of GamerGate on the Internet with their counter talking points, foisting upon their readers their continuous, harpy-like narrative of how GamerGate representatives at the SPJAirPlay event over the weekend were coddled by the SPJ and never really challenged on any of their points. I am sad to report that there’s not been a peep out of them as of this writing.
Arthur Chu Weighs In (Of Course)
For some reason, I knew someone would ask Arthur Chu about the bomb threats at today’s SPJAirplay in Miami and of course, he could not help himself but reply in his usual fashion.
#GamerGate, Journalism, and Bombthreats
I’m not sure how this afternoon session at SPJAirplay is going to be able to move forward. Not because of the
10 bomb several bomb (edit: apparently there’s been two bomb threats but the latest was actually called into the police.) threats they’ve had so far (if you haven’t been watching, they just evacuated the auditorium again (about 1138 PDT).
#GamerGate and #SPJAirPlay: Keep Your Expectations Realistic
With the upcoming SPJAirplay event, I would caution everyone not to set their expectations too high. Although this is a perfect time for GamerGate to finally be able to set the record straight, and hopefully there will be significant attendance either in person or virtually from independent journalists, don’t be surprised if nothing comes from the event.