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  1. “Actually, It’s About Ethics In Games Journalism” Meme Gives GamerGate The Respect It Deserves

    ACTUALLY IT'S ABOUT ETHICS

    GamerGate is misogynist harassment hiding behind a thinly-veiled cry for "ethics!", and anyone wanting a real discussion about ethical problems in games journalism should have removed themselves from the hashtag weeks ago. Or, you know, started questioning huge companies instead of female indie devs. As we mentioned on Friday in our last roundup, the Tumblr Actually, It's About Ethics In Games Journalism recognizes the preposterousness of the GamerGate mantra, and made it into a wonderful meme.

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  2. Watch Leigh Alexander’s Speech on Games Writing and Culture From XOXO

    Because we should be listening to women in gaming right now more than ever.

    Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra's Editor at Large, has been facing a lot of the same stuff most women in games culture have faced as of late—which is why it's awesome to see her get up on stage at XOXO Festival and talk about games writing and culture. And if you haven't seen Anita Sarkeesian's speech from XOXOFest, you should probably go and watch that too.

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  3. Talking Female Characters, “Friendzoning,” and Representation With The Writers Of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    "NOTHING IS MORE BAD-ASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT!"

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel came out last week, and we here at The Mary Sue were thrilled to see a game with an equal number of male and female playable characters (unheard of!). So we spoke with Gearbox Software writer Anthony Burch and 2K Australia writer Maurice Suckling to ask them about representation, female characters, and awesome guns in the new Borderlands.

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  4. Former NFL Player Chris Kluwe RIPPED GAMERGATE UP In an Expletive-Filled Op-Ed

    W O W

    "Every time I see one of you slackjawed pickletits link me something like 'I’m a moderate #Gamergate’r,' or '#Gamergate in sixty seconds YOUTUBE CLIP,' or 'Here’s an anecdotal story from this one woman we found that completely negates an entire history of misogyny and abuse of woman, not just in videogaming but in the entirety of human existence so support the REAL GAMERS,' it pisses me the fuck off because you are ruining something I enjoy."

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  5. Zoë Quinn Talks #GamerGate On MSNBC

    Zoë Quinn has experienced two months of harassment at the hands of GamerGaters. Today, she followed in Brianna Wu's footsteps and appeared on MSNBC to talk about the abuse she's experienced and what it means for other women in the tech and gaming industries.

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  6. Joss Whedon, Boston Globe Journalist Smack Down “But GamerGate Is About Journalistic Ethics!” Argument

    Really? Realllly?

    Journalist writes about how GamerGate is fueled by a hatred of feminism and "social justice warriors." Journalist is invited to go to /r/KotakuInAction to see what the "real" GamerGate is about. Journalist does. Journalist is not swayed.

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  7. #Gamergate’s Harassment Of Women Hits The Front Page Of The New York Times

    In recent days, #Gamergate has gone from being covered mostly by niche sites to gaining full cultural awareness by the mainstream media. Today, Anita Sarkeesian's story of harassment hit the front page of The New York Times.

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  8. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Wants You To Know That “Friendzone” Is Misogynist

    PREACH IT BORDERLANDS

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel came out today for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. In addition to having 50% of their playable characters be female, the game also wants all you Nice Guy GooberGrape Bros out there to know that the concept of the "friendzone" is inherently misogynist. Way to go, Borderlands. You're nailin' it.

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  9. The Mary Sue Remembers Robin Williams With Some of Our Favorite Scenes

    O captain, my captain.

    Let's all laugh and be sad together.

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  10. Comic-Con Exclusive Interview: New Wonder Woman Creative Team Says She’s “A Feminist Icon”

    Great Hera!

    Husband and wife team Meredith and David Finch have not yet taken over DC's Wonder Woman title, but already they've made headlines for an awkward interview. At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, TMS Editor-in-Chief Jill Pantozzi gave them the opportunity to elaborate on what they meant, and on what changes we can expect to see when they take over for Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chang in November.

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