A conversation about games and review scores

I've been wanting to interview someone who is invested in THE GATE OF GAMERS for a while and twitter user @the_hux_swe provided me with that opportunity. I have fiddled with some sequencing to make some of the conversation make a little more sense (it doesn't fix everything entirely).

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  1. I've been wanting to interview someone who is invested in THE GATE OF GAMERS for a while and twitter user @the_hux_swe provided me with that opportunity. This was literally just an attempt by me to understand where some of the people involved with the hashtag are coming from and what their concerns are, especially since getting a sustained conversation with them has proved to be difficult (at least in my experience).

    I have fiddled with some sequencing to make some of the conversation make a little more sense (it doesn't fix everything entirely). If you need things to be perfect or you think that I've manipulated the conversation by fiddling with the order then you can reconstruct everything via timestamp. 

    I also want to have a reminder up here that even though the conversation we had didn't turn to that, THE GATE OF GAMERS is a movement that has been built up using the same energy (and participants) as a sustained harassment campaign against multiple women; the harassment and the inquiries into journalistic integrity are two heads of the same creature. Any attempt to split them apart or to suggest that they are not tied into one another is at best disingenuous and at worst actively manipulating those who are uneducated about the harassment campaign into implicit alliance with that harassment. So that's a thing to take note of. 

    [Since I had this conversation, Matt Lees has posted a sort of FAQ answering the kinds of concerns that @the_hux_swe has/had and I think it's a good read.]
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