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Homophobic hackers take down Gay Gamer.net

Kotaku reports that Gay Gamer.net, a gay gaming news site, was attacked by hate speech, threatening emails, and denial of service attacks, eventually taking the site down. Kotaku's own weekend editor Flynn De Marco is the owner of Gay Gamer. He says that the denial of service attacks started Wednesday, and the web host was able to block the IP addresses of the attackers by that Friday, but that evening someone began posting hate messages, over sized images, and even death threats to the site's forums and chat room.

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T-Virus3644d ago

People are reporting this purely for the fact it's about gay gaming. Grow up. It's people like that, that ruin gaming and why the non-gamers see it as a childs hobby still.

cooke153644d ago

If the real reason they attacked the site was because of homophobia that truly makes me sick.

Clinton5143644d ago

Makes no sense to me. People misuse the term "phobia".

Misleading indeed.

GrooveChampion3644d ago

Because if you are, this might help:

ho·mo·pho·bi&# 183;a
–noun
unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.

Just to cover the bases:

an·tip·a·thy
–noun, plural -thies.
1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
2. an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling.
3. an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.

I'm not trying to call you out or be insulting, just providing information.

WaggleLOL3644d ago

Nice of the hackers to let the world know they are most likely homosexuals themselves who are desperately trying to deny the fact and are lashing out at anything that makes them confront the fact.

Real straight men are comfortable in their sexuality and have absolutely no problems being around, being friends with, or gaming with gay gamers.

Covenant3644d ago

Gay gamers...like my Geek Squad friend who likes to tell people, "Your @ss is mine...in Gears of War." LOL!

It's the same thing with female gamers...who cares where they put their hoohoo or haha (to quote Marge Simpson), as long as they can play!

techie3644d ago (Edited 3644d ago )

SO it's gays attacking gays? Doesn't that slightly sound like making gays out to be crazy and immature? I understand your sentiments though...

Covenant3644d ago

It's either some immature, frat-boy minded prankster, or something more serious. Defacing a site is one thing...death threats are another thing entirely.

Let's hope it's a one-time thing, and they catch the individual(s) responsible for this attack. Hate crimes are loathsome.

ParaDise_LosT3644d ago

WoW.....I never though I'd say this.....but....
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agree with waggle....

i Shank u3644d ago

yea i just checked again....nothing pro ps3 in that comment.....whats going on?

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