The Great Escapist! — Indie-Fensible (#GamerGate)
Big things are happening over at The Escapist, and #GamerGate is rejoicing! But let’s take a sober, critical look at The Escapist. Zoe Quinn’s written a piece on ethics in games journalism (yes, I know) that deserves a once-over. She’s got some complaints about both The Escapist and TechRaptor, and let’s see if we can’t address them!
Wild ARMs – Critical Hit
Banjo Tooie – Hailfire Peaks Lava Side
Super Mario 3D World – Beep Block Skyway
Sonic Adventure 2 – City Escape
Mega Man X – Storm Eagle
#Gamergate is a hashtag movement that started in august 2014, when Eron Gjoni wrote TheZoePost, a blog detailing how his now-ex girlfriend, Zoe quinn, cheated on him. What made #GamerGate more than simple internet drama, was the revelation that Zoe slept with her boss to get her job, slept with members of the press, as well as an individual that ran an awards show that her game won at. Since then, #GamerGate has exploded online, with more conflicts of interest, abuses of power, censorship, suppression of dissent, and unethical conduct being unearthed on a daily basis.