Good #gamergate round-up

The Internet Aristocrat, whose epic YouTube rant, Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga, really set the tone for #gamergate, has released a good video chronology of the story, GamerGate Part 1: The Path We’ve Taken, with a slew of links he references posted below. For the clued-out, #gamergate is about the discovery of corruption in the video game industry and the journalists who cover it. I’m not much of a gamer, but I’ve been a journalist for a few years and I can see it’s a big story. It started small but now it’s grown for these reasons: 1) There’s big money involved, moving in on $100 billion a year, and corruption follows money, 2) It started as a story about sex and still involves a male/female dynamic, 3) It’s about the media and the media likes to write about other media because it’s easy, and 4) It involves a cover-up and the cover-up almost always gits ya! Win win win win.