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IGDA issues statement condemning harassment
IGDA issues statement condemning harassment
August 28, 2014 | By Christian Nutt




The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has released a short statement from its board of directors condemning online harassment and "doxxing" incidents in the game industry.

The statement reads, in full:
"Over the last several weeks, game developers and affiliates have been the subject of harassment and 'doxxing' attacks, including threats and posting of home addresses. While we support diverse viewpoints and healthy debate on the issues within our industry, we condemn personal attacks such as these which are not only morally reprehensible, but also illegal in many countries. We call on the entire game community to stand together against this abhorrent behavior."

Though it is unspecific, the statement is clearly a response to incidents involving noted game critic Anita Sarkeesian (Tropes vs. Women series) who was driven from her home by threats made on Twitter, and developers Zoe Quinn (Depression Quest) and Phil Fish (Polytron Corporation - Fez) whose personal accounts were hacked and private details made public.

The association has not delineated any plans it has to assist in combating this behavior or any support it is offering to affected developers. Gamasutra has reached out to the IGDA for more on its stance and plans, and will update this story with any response.

And remember: if you think your accounts are in danger, take action.


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fred tam
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Harassment can't be justified.
But the legitimacy of both claims is questionable.

And the timing is rather "convenient".

When Anita can be
Anita Sarkeesian Debunked in Under a Minute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW-69xXD734
Her credibility is questionable. These threats and press coverage always seem to coincide with her video releases....

Anita's Police Debacle: Something Doesn't Add Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQF7p08q6-4
When she's able to respond to harassment within 12 seconds...something is "fishy".

and there have been questions about phil phishes claims as well. As for zoe quinns history, she's guilty of doing the same to others.


#Gamergate Gamers Are Dead? No They Are Just Furious
GamingAnarchist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuS979AiQA

Anyways Thunderf00ts latest answer to all this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57tXyqPCOCM
"Anita Sarkeesians 'death threats' and Joss Whedons 'misogyny'! "


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