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GamerGate Interview with Brianna Wu "They Threatened to Rape me...So I'm fighting Back"

A special episode dedicated to the ongoing phenomenon known as “Gamergate.” It’s evolved from an important need for transparency in the coverage of gaming news to legitimate attacks against outspoken female game developers.

One of those people is Brianna Wu, game developer at Giant Spacekat and creator of Revolution 60.

Wu was forced from her home because of GamerGaters and is speaking out about an organization that is ‘ruining her life.’

VGS also speak's to Jennifer Allaway, a social researcher whose data was sullied by the group and she fought back by examining the formation of different hate groups and it’s relation to Gamergate.

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mandf1481d ago

Absolutely discusting and pathetic human beings. That said they aren't part of gamergate and if they associate themselves with it, get the [email protected]#@ out. You don't belong. My understanding of gamergate is asking for better standards and trancparency from journalists. Women and any other minority group should never be disciminated against. They (we) all have a place in video games.

PureSophistry1481d ago

Not sure I follow...Anyone who believes women don't have a roll in gaming shouldn't be given a voice....correct?

mandf1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

threats of rape or any form of discrimination has no place in gaming or any form of life. PERIOD.

How would you feel if you were bullied or discriminated against?

yewles11481d ago

"threats of rape or any form of discrimination has no place in gaming or any form of life. PERIOD."

And yet actual attacks are caried out without ANY kind of warning in this world by the second.

Words will always be words...

OTHER actions, however... you may not even see them coming.

mandf1481d ago

Yewles1

You are off topic. Go to a news site and discuss that stuff there. This is about the game industry. Don't make a mockery of basic human rights.

rdgneoz31481d ago

"threats of rape or any form of discrimination has no place in gaming or any form of life. PERIOD."

When I read the title, I thought she was playing COD...

yewles11481d ago

"Go to a news site and discuss that stuff there. This is about the game industry. Don't make a mockery of basic human rights."

That was a silly mockery of MY rights. See how that goes?

mandf1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

Yewles1

Your language is a form of bullying. If gamer on this site wants to discuss discrimination, who are you to marginalize them? Bullying is not ok and people have a right to stick up to the bullies. Your language is bullying wether you think so or not.

People that feel threatened with ridicule don't speak up for themselves and feel alienated. You don't don't get it with the way you spout nonsense.

Yodagamer1481d ago

There is no reason to say women don't have a place, in most cases. If they don't have a good reason they should keep hatred like that to themselves.

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-Foxtrot1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

Yeah I know...she automatically assumes it's GamerGate

I got told online recently (and many other days) that I was going to be raped repeatedly if I didn't stop killing this guy on the Last of Us multiplayer....oh dear, I better call the police.

Felicia Day recently got her details leaked after she talked about her "fear" of speaking on GamerGate, I mean like JUST AFTER she posted in her tumblr....she and the media automatically blame GamerGate

I mean what the hell. No proof at all it was GamerGate, it could of been an average troll wanted to cause shit or a SJW wanting to blame GG.

PureSophistry1481d ago

If you listen to the interview she outlines what she can about how it's link to Gamergaters and authorities are investigating.

Even on a cursory level....if say "I'm gonna eat your face! I'm a Habs fans" and several Habs fans start saying the same thing to you...if you were afraid wouldn't you tell the police...

"I'm afraid...Habs fans are trying to kill me."

You MUST see this internal logic.

pompombrum1481d ago

^^^ I see the logic with the Habs fan analogy but this isn't the case with the controversy is it? People aren't rightfully claiming the attacks originate from people who claim to support gamergate, they are claiming and/or being reported as attacks from Gamergate itself. Not specifically calling this interview out as such as it's 11pm at night and I don't have time to listen to a 49 minute interview but in general, the blame is being put on GamerGate as a whole and not on the minority of sick individuals doing the threats.

Eiffel1481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

I'm not even convinced it's mostly trolls, she's screen capped tweets aimed at her mere seconds after being submitted.

http://i.imgur.com/6aDhH75....

I've seen 8chan posts with the same post ID of threats directed at her.

http://i.imgur.com/VHotRnb....

She's also already been caught once before faking threats against herself.

http://i.imgur.com/KEjoH3T....
http://i.imgur.com/Ii7f7ry....

ginganinja1481d ago

There's starting to become a pattern though isn't there;
1. woman in gaming speaks out
2. gets details leaked/threatened
3. Gamergate pleads 'it's not us, whoever we are, because we're just here for ethics, just ethics, nothing else, and anyway she's probably just a 'professional provocateur' so it was probably bound to happen, but it's not us, honest...'

At some point you have to ask yourself what has Gamergate actually achieved that couldn't be done without the hashtag apart from give vile people a shield to harass and threaten women in gaming.

Baka-akaB1481d ago

SO in a nutshell you are saying those people shouldnt have grouped because of the risk of being associated with trash trying to hide amidst them ?

Ironically some feminists have been similarly defending themselves against being lumped in the same lot as "femnazis" .

And guess what ? They are right . Until something tangeible does prove the group as a whole is rotten , the amalgamation and generalisations are silly , when not sometimes done with an agenda .

uth111481d ago

@Eiffel-

wow, unbelievable! :S

TheBrownBandito1481d ago

"I got told online recently (and many other days) that I was going to be raped repeatedly if I didn't stop killing this guy on the Last of Us multiplayer....oh dear, I better call the police."

Except you are not a woman. If you can't see the difference.....

-Foxtrot1481d ago

"Except you are not a woman. If you can't see the difference....."

Exactly...so because I'm not a women it's not as important.

But the fact is it's just some immature kid, raging online.

I brush it off and get on with my life. I don't cause shit like this

ginganinja1481d ago

@Foxtrot
So, because you don't mind being abused online, everyone else should put up with it...

@Baka-akaB
I assume your comment was related to mine.
I'll reiterate for clarity, until Gamergate produces real, verifiable, convincing evidence to the contrary why should observers believe it's anything but a hate campaign thinly disguised as about ethics in games journalism. Especially, when after 2 months its focus still on people who aren't even games journalists.

just-joe1481d ago

What with those puppet accounts of her's I wouldn't put it past her to have made those threat herself. I never even heard of her prior to her being on MSNBC.

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TheBrownBandito1481d ago

@Foxtrot

"Exactly...so because I'm not a women it's not as important. "

I rest my case (sadly).

Twinblade1481d ago

These virgins need to get laid.

NiteX1481d ago

Pretty sure that's not the problem.

stalepie1481d ago

Actually it could be related. A lot of violent offenders are sexually frustrated. Plus they're threatening rape.

Godmars2901481d ago

Honest question: what games has Wu made?

CoLD FiRE1481d ago

Her twitter account had a link to her game's website. It's some shitty iOS game. So, it's even possible those "threats" came from someone who was not happy with her game because if I remember correctly he/she mentioned her game along the threats but there was nothing in those tweets that even mentioned anything about gamergate, so I don't get how Wu concluded those threats were linked to gamergate in any way!

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CaptainObvious8781481d ago (Edited 1481d ago )

Story quality: WTF
Did you like this website: No

I don't know how many times this needs to be said. The actions of a few do not represent the actions and beliefs of the many. And secondly, there is no proof what so ever that these harassers (which I, like most gamergaters, don't condone) are from gamergate.

You know what kind of person constantly tries to derail the conversation and talk about misogyny instead? Someone that knows their argument is bigotted and full of holes and would crumble if held up to the slightest bit of criticism. These SJWs are running scared and desperately trying to censor the conversation.

Another website going on my 'never give them hit, ever' list.

mandf1481d ago

Well said. You toatally understand the situation.

stalepie1481d ago

"legitimate attacks" is poor wording?

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