"Game Informer's stance on the issues is clear. The term GamerGate however is mired in confusion and is one that we reject. We have not covered the movement at Game Informer up to this point because we feel that the moniker misrepresents the issues. The GamerGate hashtag hides the true meaning of the speaker, muddying the water and giving defenses to the indefensible.
Since the meaning of GamerGate is held in the eye of the beholder, we believe the label doesn't help those searching for answers or improvement on the real issues this industry has faced for some time. Being pro-GamerGate won't improve ethics in the games industry as its association with harassment and entitlement has forever tarnished its advertised goal. This forces anyone who believes women in the gaming community have the right to critical opinions, safe work environments, or even safety on the internet from rage and abuse to stand as anti-GamerGate even if it furthers the confusion and political backtalk. We think there are people on both sides who agree that these issues are important, and putting them at odds doesn't further the conversation.
We implore all involved to let "GamerGate" go, because GamerGate is not an issue. It is a nebulous term that has served no master, but has been misused by those who wish to divert us from the real issues that the game industry faces as it evolves from its humble beginnings to a place where gamers of all types are accepted. All it has done is furthered stereotypes of violence and misogyny that have set the video game industry back further than any other issue this century, and has once again created an environment where the fanatics have marred the image of gamers everywhere."