Chat logs released soon after the "Five Guys scandal" broke reveal the movement was focused on destroying Zoë Quinn first, reforming games reporting second.Amid discussing the size, shape and smell of Quinn's vagina and what to do with leaked nude photos of her, plotters from various 4chan message boards drop gems like "i couldnt care less about vidya, i just want to see zoe receive her comeuppance."From another conversation: Eventually, (slightly) cooler heads prevailed, and the trolls who would soon form #Gamergate shifted their goal from destroying Zoë Quinn to something ostensibly about journalistic ethics."The more you try to attack her directly, the more she gets to play the victim card and make a bunch of friends who will support her because, since she has a vagina, any attack is misgony ," one of them reasoned. Many #Gamergate participants truly believe that they are fighting an important fight against corruption in game journalism.
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The scam then consists in having the ladies contact people on the dating site, taking them on a date at the restaurant, having the victim pay for the meal, and never arranging a second date.
In this scheme, attractive young ladies are hired by the owners of fancy restaurants.
Until recently, you might have lived a life blissfully unaware of the online #Gamergate movement.
But last week, computing giant Intel pulled its ads from an independent game-development site thanks to the gaming lobby. "#Gamer Gate" is an online movement ostensibly concerned with ethics in game journalism and with protecting the "gamer" identity. Even regarded generously, Gamergate isn't much more than a tone-deaf rabble of angry obsessives with a misguided understanding of journalistic ethics. #Gamergate actually began in August as a pernicious attack on is not a "real game," it's "just words," its portrayal of depression is too personal to be relatable—but it's hard not to look at the last several weeks of chatter in the gaming community and not come to the conclusion that it's about the fact that she's a woman. The harassment against her reached a fever pitch in August after an ex-boyfriend, fucked those five guys, gamers decided (they even turned it into a joke about the burger chain) and she'd done it to get publicity for her games.