An online controversy over women and computer games has turned into an internet firestorm called Gamergate. Photo: Jason DeCrow

The first rule of Gamergate is that nobody talks about Gamergate. Not unless you want a horde of vicious man-babies coming at you. The second rule of Gamergate is that if you’re reading this on ink-stained paper, instead of a screen, there’s a fair chance you don’t know what the hell Gamergate is.

It’s a culture war. A gender war. A commercial conflict. It’s about politics, ethics and identity. It has drawn in celebrities like Joss Whedon and Adam Baldwin. It has spawned a thousand learned essays and unknowable numbers of less learned tweets.

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Source: Gamergate: How gaming became a feminist issue