"Whatever legitimate concerns some members of GamerGate had concerning the industry have been drowned by threats of violence."
Uh, @patrickklepek , by this logic, since a lot of people on GG have recieved threats, this article has been drowned out? What?
As usual GG is brought up as if 99.999% of us had anything to do with this. If anyone has proof connecting me or anyone else to this CONTACT THE POLICE. I'm tired of this quasi-libel being thrown around everytime a tragedy such as this happens.
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You misunderstand the grammar of that quoted sentence. Whatever legitimate concerns GG had concerning the state of "video games" has been dwarfed by the very visible, shocking and absurd nature of these threats. Why pay attention to whatever ethics issues in video games when the much more sensation "women is chased from her home for talking about video games" happens?
And threats of violence, deaths, whatever against "XCloud7HunterX" is not even as remotely as disturbing as releasing personal information and "scheduling" times and places to attack people at public venues.
This is called the Appeal to Worse logical fallacy. If you want to play that game you should be talking about recent ISIS events which involve entire villages being massacred (which is equally absurd, perceived importance does not dictate order of discussion).
No it is not. Who do you call the police for "XCloud7HunterX"? Only one person knows where that person is. Threatening "XCloud7HunterX" that only appears to post bunch on Reddit iis like threatening Aristotle. There is no way to protect or harm XCloud7HunterX or Aristotle. On the other hand, people know exactly which police to call about someone being threatened because they know their home address is in a city and they are going to make a public appearance at a school.
If you want to play this game you need to actually remember what "Appeal to Worse" actually is. Let me help: "If we take these threats serious, then what about threats to people in the Middle East?" is an "Appeal to Worse".