Yesterday The Guardian published an article where the writer, Keith Stuart, sat down with Zoe Quinn while she is in the UK for the GameCity festival in Nottingham.
I figured that this article would interest a few people in class since we talked about the issue of Gamergate and sexism in games in class with Steph a few weeks ago.
The article is definitely worth reading and at the end has a timeline of the whole controversy.
A passage towards the middle I found interesting, in case you don’t have time to read it all:
“I ask Quinn, what about those people who have found Gamergate to be a supportive community, who genuinely do see it as about journalistic ethics?
“No!” she says. “I have 16 gigabytes of evidence, I’ve got massive amounts of screen grabs. But proof doesn’t matter, logic doesn’t matter – the fact that the review they’re propping up as the excuse for their crusade doesn’t exist and has never existed, that does not matter – it still gets thrown at me constantly.
“People can just make shit up and you can’t debunk it, they’ll just replay it. This is used to terrorise my family and go after my boyfriend, to ruin his life too for the crime of being associated with me. Now tell me it’s about ethics in games journalism.”