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The Washington Post's Attack on the Gaming Industry Is Proof That Its Days as a News Outlet Are Far Behind It

At the end of 2014, a video game journalist by the name of Nathan Grayson wrote for the gaming news website Kotaku. One day, it came to light that Grayson was in a relationship with a game developer named Zoe Quinn, and he was giving good reviews to Quinn’s game without disclosing this relationship. The gaming community naturally did not like the fact they were getting unethical journalism surrounding the gaming industry and demanded that these gaming news sites do better.

In response, the now-social justice soaked gaming websites published articles about how the gaming community was over and that they were no longer a thing, and that developers and journalists didn’t need to answer or pay attention to them anymore.

These were just the beginning moments of a very long and very involved socio-political war called “GamerGate,” and all the events, players, and changes that occurred during this time

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