What is Gamergate, and why is Intel so afraid of it? →

October 09, 2014 |

Eric Johnson, Re/code:

Gamergate has even gone so far as to convince chipmaker Intel to pull its advertising from a gaming site seen as sympathetic to women gamers.

And why? Because their voices are seen as a threat to the gaming community. In a twisted way, Gamergaters are battling a “corrupting” influence in the gaming press and its adherents, but that influence isn’t corporate scheming — it’s social progress.

Let’s rewind and retrace how we got here.

Excellent and informative article on how this whole Gamergate mess came to be.