Enthusiast Gaming Settles Lawsuit Involving Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right, Nazi Accusations

The Escapist Lawsuit Settled

The parent company of Escapist Magazine, Enthusiast Gaming, decided it wasn’t worth the hassle of keeping the battle going and they decided to settle at the pre-trial on August 8th. Continue reading “Enthusiast Gaming Settles Lawsuit Involving Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right, Nazi Accusations”

The Escapist New Editor-In-Chief Is OnlySP’s Nick Calandra

The Escapist

Enthusiast Gaming can’t seem to keep the train on the tracks when it comes to The Escapist. After former editor-in-chief Russ Pitts resigned amid a lawsuit and incurring the wrath of a social media badgering from Left-wing activists, he was succeeded by Anthony John Agnello. However, just a couple of months after Pitts stepped down, Agnello was laid off. Now OnlySP founder Nick Calandra is stepping into the shoes as editor-in-chief at The Escapist. Continue reading “The Escapist New Editor-In-Chief Is OnlySP’s Nick Calandra”

The Escapist Editor-In-Chief Anthony John Agnello Laid Off Following Enthusiast Gaming Merger

The Escapist

Back in early June of 2019 Enthusiast Gaming and Luminosity Gaming announced a merger, in an attempt to leverage the e-sports community with Enthusiast Gaming’s goal to monetize that demographic. A month later the editor-in-chief at The Escapist, Anthony John Agnello, announced that he had been laid off by the parent company of the media outlet, Enthusiast Gaming. Continue reading “The Escapist Editor-In-Chief Anthony John Agnello Laid Off Following Enthusiast Gaming Merger”

Garwulf’s Corner Returns To Medium While Lawsuit Against Enthusiast Gaming Rages On

Hatred Garwulf's Corner

Robert B. Marks used to have a column over on the old Escapist Magazine website called Garwulf’s Corner. The series ran for a time up until Defy Media stepped away and eventually Enthusiast Gaming stepped in. As a way to rekindle the old archives and bring back a small slice of the internet culture from the yesteryears, Marks decided to re-upload all of Garwulf’s Corner to Medium.com. Continue reading “Garwulf’s Corner Returns To Medium While Lawsuit Against Enthusiast Gaming Rages On”

The Escapist Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts Resigns Due To Mental Health

Russ Pitts

Former editor-in-chief Russ Pitts has stepped down from Enthusiast Gaming Media and the The Escapist V2, effective immediately. The news comes courtesy of Pitts himself, who penned a meaty missive on Medium detailing his mental health issues, living with trauma, and how he’s trying to work through it, hence his departure from The Escapist. Continue reading “The Escapist Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts Resigns Due To Mental Health”

Escapist Magazine Apologizes To The Quartering For Calumny Used In Apex Legends Editorial

Apex Legends

The Escapist Magazine issued an apology to YouTuber Jeremy Hambly, also known as The Quartering, for incendiary calumny in an article published on February 27th, 2019 that was aimed at the YouTuber because he criticized Respawn Entertainment and EA’s Apex Legends agenda. Continue reading “Escapist Magazine Apologizes To The Quartering For Calumny Used In Apex Legends Editorial”

The Escapist Postpones Recon Interview Series After Angering SJWs

Riot Games

The Escapist can’t seem to escape controversy in recent times. First Russ Pitts claimed that they were leaving politics at the door, only to turn around and start defaming former staff and community of The Escapist by calling them “Nazis” and “Alt-Right”. Pitts and the parent company of The Escapist, Enthusiast Gaming, found themselves embroiled in a defamation suit, and then the outlet found themselves being hammered by Social Justice Warriors for daring to talk about ethics and to question one of the employees at Riot Games over the harassment case. Well, after deleting the article about ethics, apologizing for interviewing the female employee at Riot Games, and with the editor-in-chief Russ Pitts stepping down, Victor Lucas from The Escapist decided to announce that they would be delaying the Recon interview series following the complaints. Continue reading “The Escapist Postpones Recon Interview Series After Angering SJWs”

Russ Pitts Steps Down From The Escapist Amid Lawsuit, Blowback From SJWs

Russ Pitts

Following the latest lawsuit update and showdown with Social Justice Warriors, Pitts posted a letter stating that he would be taking a leave of absence as editor-in-chief at The Escapist, as well as stepping away from his charity organization called Take This. Continue reading “Russ Pitts Steps Down From The Escapist Amid Lawsuit, Blowback From SJWs”

The Escapist Deletes Article, Apologizes To SJWs For Interviewing Riot Games’ Ellie Pyle

SJWs vs Escapist

In the mind of Social Justice Warriors, asking a woman uncomfortable questions about employment policies or corporate culture at a high-profile business is “gross”. This is not a mischaracterization of the situation, but rather an actual development that unfolded when The Escapist advertised an upcoming interview between Escapist’s Victor Lucas and Riot Games senior editor Ellie Pyle, which contained a clip of Pyle being flummoxed with the difficult questions and responding in an uncomfortable way. This caused Social Justice Warriors to go on the attack against The Escapist. Continue reading “The Escapist Deletes Article, Apologizes To SJWs For Interviewing Riot Games’ Ellie Pyle”

The Escapist Removes Editorial About Ethics In Journalism After SJWs Harass Russ Pitts

GamerGate

If you want to write about ethics in video games journalism, you can’t. Not if you’re a large enough site that courts the attention of the shrieking harpies on the far corners of the internet known as Social Justice Warriors. That’s exactly what’s happened with The Escapist, who removed an editorial about ethics in journalism after receiving harassment from Social Justice Warriors. Continue reading “The Escapist Removes Editorial About Ethics In Journalism After SJWs Harass Russ Pitts”

The Escapist Lawsuit: Russ Pitts Claims That Deleting Tweets Wasn’t Destroying Evidence

Russ Pitts

Additional court documents have been made available for public perusal courtesy of Robert B. Marks, who is suing Enthusiast Gaming after Russ Pitts made disparaging remarks about past staff and the community of The Escapist, claiming that the site courted and fostered a recruiting ground for the Alt-Right and Nazis. In the documents it’s revealed that Enthusiast Gaming is attempting to strike out certain statements that were made about Pitts’ previous history of alleged employee intimidation and harassment, as well as defending Pitts’ purge of thousands of tweets by claiming that it was not spoiling evidence. Continue reading “The Escapist Lawsuit: Russ Pitts Claims That Deleting Tweets Wasn’t Destroying Evidence”

SJWs Reprehend The Escapist’s Russ Pitts For Talking About #GamerGate And Ethics In Journalism

The Escapist GamerGate

Back in 2014 gamers from all over the world came together under the #GamerGate hashtag to expose the corruption taking place within the media, but the discussion was drowned out by the exact same corrupt media outlets being criticized for publishing fake news and engaging in unethical practices. They managed to do this by shaping a narrative that #GamerGate was a harassment campaign. Since then, the media has only become worse, with more corruption and fake news coming to light in greater frequency than ever before. Gamers, however, stayed true to their original mission and cataloged a lot of the corruption over on the website DeepFreeze.it. Continue reading “SJWs Reprehend The Escapist’s Russ Pitts For Talking About #GamerGate And Ethics In Journalism”

The Escapist Lawsuit Docs Outline Russ Pitts Erasing Female Journalists’ Achievements

Russ Pitts Fingerbang

The lawsuit involving The Escapist continues to unfold with more court documents being unveiled. They certainly don’t reveal Russ Pitts in the best of light, especially regarding stories of him having just “fingerbanged a fat chick” and also his pointed erasure of the achievements made by female journalists at The Escapist during his original tenure there as editor-in-chief. Continue reading “The Escapist Lawsuit Docs Outline Russ Pitts Erasing Female Journalists’ Achievements”

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