Inside Gamergate

Inside Gamergate❰BOOKS❯ ⚣ Inside Gamergate Author James 'Grim' Desborough – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This book exists to record for posterity the events of Gamergate from the perspective of someone within Gamergate There is a real danger that what with the media bias against Gamergate that the other This book exists to record for posterity the events of Gamergate from the perspective of someone within Gamergate There is a real danger that what with the media bias against Gamergate that the other side – the right side – will not get recorded In the future anyone looking back is likely to encounter an entirely one sided version of events from people who have been acting very shadily As a participant in Gamergate that worries me As a historian that worries me As someone who cares about truth fairness and accuracy that worries me I think I’m uniuely positioned to give an interesting take on what happened I know the history I can properly contextualise it within a timeline of other moral panics and responses I participated in Gamergate I’ve seen the aftermath of it I’ve seen how it influenced things and how it fits into the broader culture war that has characterised the twenty teens I’ve been targeted by its enemies who like to portray themselves as good people and are anything but Mostly I want a record from this side from this point of view A counter narrative to the one against Gamergate Opposition to the stories being told by those who despite mainly losing the cultural conflict that was Gamergate are getting to enter their version of events into the record unopposed. Very pro gamergateNot a good book in any case Waste of my time reading this Don't bother reading this piece of garbage Possibly the best book that has been written about the entire shit show I got this and Zoe uinn's book at the same time and read this first and then Zoe's accountThe author makes it clear where he stands on the Gamergate issue but the title of the book can be uite misleading He was inside gamergate as in he sees himself as part of Gamergate Not as in he was inside the vile gamergate IRCs developing plans to attack Zoe relentlessly The fact that he tosses out all the evidence Zoe presents in her book without presenting any counter evidence OR saying Oh they didn't mean it like that it was just friendly bantz and spouts the common talking points Oh this is not about Zoe this is about stifling free speech through shifting the goal posts is tellingI finished it and afterwards I honestly thought this was the worst book I have read yet I have always heard about Gamergate through the mediaWikipediaetc but never actually seen any material from the other side of the argumentIt was an interesting read and nice to see the controversy from another perspective