#GamerGate: ‘It’s Not Over Until Someone Goes To Prison’ Says Game Journalist

One Angry Gamer "If the headline is anything to go by, it kind of looks like it's going that way. In a private e-mail discussion Toms Hardware alum and current contributor to The Escapist, Devin Connors, quips in response to senior editor at Ars Technica, Kyle Orland, that #GamerGate isn't going to end until someone ends up in “prison”. While the comment may have been made in jest, with some of the information surfacing... I wouldn't put it past the #GamerGate movement that someone may end up behind bars before this is all over."

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Serrafina1547d ago

Anything is quite possible.

yewles11547d ago

That's a lot of journalists going to prison... *coat*

Godmars2901546d ago

Non is going to jail over all of this mess.

Loose their jobs because they flat out deserve to, but not jail.

Clown_Syndr0me1546d ago

Why would anyone go to prison? Ive tried to understand this whole gamergate thing but all it seems to be is a load of people whining about bad journalists, which you will find in any kind of media.

GundalfDeGrej1546d ago

I think Phil Fish is in a bad spot right now. Last thing I heard was he got called out for having investors for his game in the indie game festival jury. The same jury who happened to give his game the award for indie game of the year. As you can imagine that's highly illegal and people could definitely be sent to prison.

Clown_Syndr0me1546d ago

Oh I see, thanks for taking some time to shed some light on this instead of just hitting disagree.
Ive tried to follow all this gamergate stuff but its just gone over my head.

GundalfDeGrej1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

I know right. There seems to be so much shit coming up to the surface it's hard to keep track of it all.

dcbronco1546d ago

This whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. First, anyone that accepts a reviewer's opinion over their own demo experience is a sheep and they will just find another person to follow. No one should waste time trying to protect them they are unprotectable. If demos aren't being released before launch, put your energy into complaining about that.

Here's something I learned recently that includes collusion that actually has a real impact on people's lives. Have you noticed, at least in America, that as prices rise at a ridiculous rate, wages have remained stagnant. Well the answer to that is getting a degree right. But tuition rates rise faster than anything else. They even continued to rise during the last depression.

Here's the thing, I recently learned that many major companies' HR departments compile wage information and share it to determine where wages should be. They've always checked each others prices by shopping each others stores. But wages should be private. Knowing what each other pay allows them to never need to offer a potential employee more because there could be a better offer somewhere else. They have to take your sh--ty pay because no one offers any better.

College is the answer, right. Wrong. Each year a survey is taken with the fortune 500(1000maybe). It's questions HR managers on the skill level of recent college hires. Less than 35% are deemed adept at their major. No college would give you a passing grade for a 35. In fact, many college graduates will never get a job in their fields of study because of it. Almost half never graduate because of high cost. This has been going on for a few decades and the press doesn't say much about it. Only small groups or a few honest individuals who get little or no face time.

And speaking of depressions. That is what happened in 2008. Not a recession. To qualify for a depression you need a certain number of down quarters. We far exceeded the number. Did anyone in the press report it properly. No. They all stayed in lock step to insure there wasn't further panic. Watch the Daily Show when John Stewart plays a clip of ten different people using the same phrasing over and over on morning political shows. Watch news stations all call something the same thing. "War on terror". Remember how quickly Matt Lauer got shouted down for calling the civil war in Iraq a civil war. Even by members of the press. Today eventually got back in the propaganda line.

No one should even be investing "gamergate". You want a "gate"? Investigate the for profit prison system, wage suppression, the collusion between colleges, companies and the government that leaves millions in debt with only suppressed wage jobs to get them out of it.

Gamergate is just another Roman Spectacle used to occupy your time so that others can use you. Not saying that the author is in on it. Just saying we're so lost now we create our own distractions. So can we stop trying to send people to jail for jaywalking when others are committing murder in front of us. Or at least lock up both groups.