About Rick Rottman

Felicia Day writes that Gamergate makes her feel afraid, is immediately doxxed

Felicia-Day

Actress and well known gamer Felicia Day wrote a well thought out, and articulate Tumblr post about Gamergate, expressing that the movement made her feel afraid. Almost immediately in the post's comment section, a person going by the name of "Gaimerg8," doxxed her, posting all of her personal information for the world to see. How pathetic that … [Read more...]

Steve Nash to miss entire 2014-15 NBA season with sore back

NBA: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers

Steve Nash, the one-time NBA great, will miss the entire upcoming 2014-15 NBA season because of a back injury he aggravated carrying his luggage. NBA players carry their own luggage? The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Nash in a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns back in 2012. They gave up two first-round and two second-round picks and then … [Read more...]

British man convicted of possessing sexualized Japanese cartoon images of children

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A 39-year-old man in the UK was sentenced to nine months in prison for possessing Japanese Manga images, cartoons, depicting young girls, some in school uniforms, exposing themselves or taking part in sexual activity. Robul Hoque, of Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to ten counts of of possessing prohibited images of children. Judge Tony Briggs … [Read more...]

Did Eron Gjoni commit ‘Internet warfare’ from work?

Eron_Gjoni

Joseph Bernstein from BuzzFeed News, published an article based on a lengthy Skype interview he did with Eron Gjoni, the 24-year-old jilted ex-boyfriend of indie game developer Zoe Quinn. On August 16, Gjoni published a 9,000 word rambling screed detailing the breakup. Gjoni's post about the breakup is what created the whole stupid GamerGate … [Read more...]

Remind me to stay out of Utah

Anita Sarkeesiant

Anita Sarkeesian, one of the women receiving rape and death threats from males associated with the GamerGate movement, had to cancel a planned speaking engagement at Utah State University. The day before the event, school officials received a detailed email warning that a shooting massacre would take place at the event. The reason the event had to … [Read more...]

#GamerGate, death threats, feminism, and gamer culture

gamergate2014

There’s been a controversy brewing online about video game culture. It’s called GamerGate, or as it’s referred to on the Twitter, #GamerGate. It’s a grassroots movement that claims video game journalism is rife with unethical behavior between gaming journalists and game developers. It also aims to defend the male gamer identity against Social … [Read more...]