Inside Gamergate: A Social History Of The Gamer Revolt Book Is Now Available
Inside GamerGate
(Last Updated On: August 10, 2017)

James Desborough’s Inside GamerGate: A Social History Of The Gamer Revolt is currently available on Amazon right now for $4.99. The book covers the perspective of the consumer revolt from the perspective of James Desborough, who witnessed how everything went down from the inside, as one of the participants of said revolt.

The book’s main purpose is to highlight what actually happened versus what the media has allowed the public to know what happened. For anyone who reads the Wikipedia page for #GamerGate, it’s easy to see how there’s a one-sided narrative about the revolt being about harassing women out of the gaming industry, which is not only factually incorrect but also proven to be objectively untrue based on the research and investigations done regarding the hashtag, including an FBI report and a peer reviewed report, both of which couldn’t turn up any evidence to support the claims that it was a harassment campaign.

According to Desborough, the fact that the media purposefully went out of their way to misrepresent #GamerGate, troubled him as a historian and as a participant of the revolt. He explains…

“Mostly I want a record from this side, from this point of view. A counter-narrative to the one against Gamergate. Opposition to the stories being told by those who, despite mainly losing the cultural conflict that was Gamergate, are getting to enter their version of events into the record unopposed.”

It’s true that the media helped various individuals shape the narrative of #GamerGate, including major news organizations such as ABC, who claimed they didn’t want the evidence of corruption and were only interested in covering the event from the harassment angle. There was also the CBC, who assiduously covered the event in favor of those claiming that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign, and did so under the direction of production directors who stated that coverage and reporting didn’t need to be balanced.

Whether or not Desborough’s book will break through and reach the masses is completely up in the air given that the interest in the topic of #GamerGate has waned greatly, but hopefully it will offer perspective for those looking for more than just the propaganda provided by mainstream media and Wikipedia.


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  • Mr.Towel

    5 dollars?

    Bought. Awesome. Maybe I’ll do a review later.

  • Element

    That article was the one of the many reasons I stopped going to Wikipedia.

  • Element

    That article was the one of the many reasons I stopped going to Wikipedia.

  • I guess I’ll be pouring my money on this book if there’s a physical copy of it. Cheers to the author for spreading the word of what GamerGate is really all about. It may not change the minds of those who’ve already claimed that it is a harassment movement, but hopefully a good amount of people who don’t know what GamerGate was will learn from this piece.

  • I guess I’ll be pouring my money on this book if there’s a physical copy of it. Cheers to the author for spreading the word of what GamerGate is really all about. It may not change the minds of those who’ve already claimed that it is a harassment movement, but hopefully a good amount of people who don’t know what GamerGate was will learn from this piece.

  • Lionhart16

    I forget, but was there any word on physical copies of the book being available down the line?

    I really want to get this, but I unfortunately don’t have a Kindle. 🙁

  • Lionhart16

    I forget, but was there any word on physical copies of the book being available down the line?

    I really want to get this, but I unfortunately don’t have a Kindle. 🙁

    • James Desborough

      Waiting on print proofs, then it will be.

    • Mr.Towel

      You can read through the kindle app, you don’t need the actual kindle device.

      Till the author offers a hard cover edition I think I’ll see if I can print a copy for myself on a laser printer, 202 pages is light on the toner.

  • Daniel Ream

    ABC and CBC are no less corrupt than before, video games are more SJW-ey than ever, And Anita Sarkeesian still has all that money.

    Wat Tyler was a more successful revolutionary.

  • Daniel Ream

    ABC and CBC are no less corrupt than before, video games are more SJW-ey than ever, And Anita Sarkeesian still has all that money.

    Wat Tyler was a more successful revolutionary.

    • Mr.Towel

      Wat Tyler didn’t have to fight against internet misinformation.

      • Daniel Ream

        No, he fought a real revolution for things that really mattered, against real opponents with real power.

        You guys got pwned by a mannish con artist with a YouTube channel.

        • Mr.Towel

          Talk about downplaying shit.

  • RichardGristle

    Damn, I want to check this out but I don’t have a Kindle and generally dislike reading books on a screen.

  • RichardGristle

    Damn, I want to check this out but I don’t have a Kindle and generally dislike reading books on a screen.

    • James Desborough

      Print will be available in a few weeks.

  • AlecJ

    Thanks for the heads up….Im going to support the book.

  • AlecJ

    Thanks for the heads up….Im going to support the book.

  • Alistair

    You see that it Was about consumer revolt, the book even said it.

    But the MSM give out fake news, & none is proven guilty that gamers are the harassment hate mobs.

    If there is a problem then why not take consumers to court by them?

  • Alistair

    You see that it Was about consumer revolt, the book even said it.

    But the MSM give out fake news, & none is proven guilty that gamers are the harassment hate mobs.

    If there is a problem then why not take consumers to court by them?