#GamerGate: Deep Freeze Adds Kotaku, Polygon, Mary Sue Conflicts Of Interest
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(Last Updated On: January 29, 2017)

While the media continues to trip over themselves with misinformation about #GamerGate and its role in the gaming industry, the actual work by diggers and ethics enthusiasts continue to move forward by exposing media outlets who are not properly practicing ethics in media journalism.

Deep Freeze, the repository for bad behavior exhibited by video game journalists, was recently updated with a number of different entries for journalists from Kotaku, Paste Magazine, The Mary Sue and Polygon. It involves conflicts of interest centering around the journalists covering a game made by a close friend of theirs.

A thread over on Kotaku in Action by SixtyFours outlines five different cases involving a lack of disclosure from journalists for covering a game made by a close friend. The entries have been classified on the DeepFreeze.it database as “Cronyism”.

The entries center around promotion for a game made by indie developer Christine Love, who is close friends with a lot of the journalists at many large enthusiast media outlets.

This specific kind of cronyism isn’t new to video game journalism. There was also castigation passed down against certain video game outlets over promoting Gone Home, specifically Polygon, where one of the writers was good friends with the developers for quite some time and decided to give the game a sparkling review.

The issue of disclosure came up again in the infamous case involving Nathan Grayson and Zoe Quinn, when Grayson was romantically and financially involved with Quinn but opted not to disclose that to readers while writing about her projects multiple times, as outlined in his Deep Freeze profile.

Despite the media still using the tired old “#GamerGate is a harassment campaign”, #GamerGate funded projects like Deep Freeze have done nothing more than expose corruption in media journalism. What’s more is that the FBI and even a WAM!, peer reviewed report couldn’t find evidence to prove that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign.


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  • Deep Freeze is a good information/documentation site, it’s one that is genuinely fair and free of leftist bias. You rarely get this now on these kind of sites.

    Unrelated, but there’s a PC hardware site called Overclockers UK which sells computer products. Within it, they have a very popular forum when it comes to computer-related stuff. I sometimes go there to find out computer news, you don’t need to register to view their forums.

    It’s a very light-hearted forum with the occassional jokes and insults/banter, but nothing too major.

    The other day, the issue of leftist politics was brought up in an AMD CPU thread, and when someone mentioned SJWs, his post got deleted within an hour, and the asshole who deleted it went on to make the threat that anyone else who mentions SJWs will be banned.

    Here is a screenshot I took.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9bbf17859401c4e31bb9b3eb3e4fb79a616b4064cbd665c5ccc5c693302e797.jpg

    • Wow. I used to like Overclockers. They were a pretty cool site, you’re right. I had no idea they got cucked.

      • To be fair, I think when you want to talk about computer stuff it’s still okay. Just don’t mention SJWs, otherwise immediate ban.

        But yeah, that’s some real cucked behaviour from them.

        • Disqusted

          SJW behavior stems from the expectation/belief that everyone else is stupid, racist, sexist, depraved, wrong, etc and need to be brought to justice.

          It’s bullshit that people let SJWs run amok and divide everyone, treating everyone like stupid babies, but you can’t even refer to them without getting banned.

          • It’s the sheer social power they hold, and the fact that they are always backed and supported by the mainstream media and news media.

            People and companies are fear-mongered into complying with their beliefs otherwise they’ll get labelled a “sexist”, “racist”, etc. and lose their jobs, or worse, have the entire company/business shut down.

            In the UK, our 5 mainstream TV channels (especially the BBC) and virtually all of our tabloid newspapers are all SJW leftist cucks. The Daily Mail is probably the “least” leftist, but they’re part of the same globalists anyway.

    • Disqusted

      AMD is making LGBTBBQ diversity videos? What the hell. Glad I don’t buy their shit. Overcuckers can suck my ass, too.

      • I’m not 100% sure it was made by AMD, but from what I remember reading from someone in the thread it was a video which celebrated “muh diversity” within AMD’s staff. Do correct me if I’m wrong on this.

        The video had the Upvote and Downvote ratings disabled.

        If you want to see for yourself, the thread is here: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18665505&page=165

        You may need to go back a few pages though.

  • Alistair

    Isnt it great that a snitch website deep freeze see it as it is.

    The owner of deep freeze get my support, let this be a warning to all media outlets your days are numbered.

    Wise up, or get taken down, before gawker ended i bet the shares dropped less people clicking on the website.

    I dont watch Tv at my house no more just imagine if other do the same.

    If by some luck polygon, kotaku, and mary Sue goes down I wont shead a tear, it wasn’t gamers fault by their own stupidity.

  • Disqusted

    Didn’t check myself, but did they document how the founder of The Mary Sue Susana Polo was also hired by Polygon? Small world! Of corruption.

    • Didn’t know that. I’ll have to look into that.

      • Disqusted

        I’m sure they’re all best friends.