IamA ex-game journalist who has been used as ammunition by GamerGate; I remain critical of both GamerGate and game journalists so AMA!
Hello, my name is Allistair Pinsof.
I worked 3+ years as a game journalist (The Daily Texan, The Escapist, Destructoid) until I became part of a scandal when I revealed the identity of a developer in an effort to end a fraudulent charity (read my full, horribly long personal account here: http://pastebin.com/nnR5gqdX). I felt awful about my mistake and tried to reconcile, at the time: https://archive.today/JVyaL
Recent leaks from private game journalists emails have revealed there is more to my story, involving other parties agreeing to cover the mismanagement that led to my decision and the blacklisting that would follow. These leaks came from the GamerGate camp.
As someone who was both a game journalist elite (E3, press junkets, one-on-one interviews with game icons, etc.) and case study of game journalist corruption (according to GamerGate), I'd like to answer questions from a neutral perspective.
I remain critical of both GamerGate and game journalists. So, do please Ask Me Anything!
Article GamerGate blogger wrote about me: http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2014/10/gamergate-destructoid-corruption-and-ruined-careers/
Update 1 (10/25 12:30EST): That's all for tonight. Thanks for joining me. I'll come back to answer more questions on Monday 10/27. I hope there are more anti-GG voices then; tell your anti-GG friends or Twitter detractors to come here post. This can't be neutral if the majority is pro-GG.
Update 2 (10/27 5:30EST): Ok, that's the end of this AMA. Thanks for your questions. I hope I helped inform both sides and showed that neither is entirely in the wrong and that we can learn something from listening to both and filtering out the more unsavory, charged voices. If anyone wants to know what a neutral position sounds like in this, share this AMA with them. Thanks again.