A spokesperson for the controversial GamerGate movement who may or may not represent their views depending on how this interview is perceived by the wider public has expressed hope that just one more violent and/or sexual threat towards a female blogger should be enough to prove that gaming culture does not have a misogyny problem.
“The first few hundred aggressive, abusive messages almost proved our point,” said the spokesperson. “Unfortunately they were not representative of the movement in any way unless you take the word ‘representative’ to mean an individual thing typical of a larger group.”
“We aren’t about definitions. We’re actually about Video Game Ethics. Our actions don’t have to be ethical provided that the reviews of the games we play are ethical.”
While hopes remain high for a swift end to the conflict leaders of the Gamergate movement have promised that they will not stop until every female on the internet has been harassed and intimidated into admitting sexism isn’t actually a problem rampant in our society.
“Sure, you can see aspects of sexism in literally every other facet of our society but video games are different because I enjoy them and would rather not critically analyse them.”
“Anyway, can we get back to talking about the Ethics of Video Game Journalism?”
The Backburner is Australia's most trusted news source. It is quite obviously satire and shouldn't be taken seriously or as an excuse to sue SBS.