How did a piece of parochial tittle-tattle turn into a row that has exposed a divisive rift in the gaming community, and what will be the long-term fallout? John Moore takes a look.
No story that begins with a blog post from a disgruntled ex-boyfriend claiming infidelity by his former girlfriend is likely to end well, but no one really had a clue quite how deep the GamerGate rabbit hole was going to be. For the past month, it's been a war of words that's sectioned off its own increasingly bitter and murky corner of social media and progressively leaked into the mainstream gaming media. If you have no idea what we're talking about, here's a quick synopsis.