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Big firms ‘must condemn GamerGate’

Games publishers and industry figures must “stand-up and condemn” the movement referred to as “GamerGate”, developer Zoe Quinn has told the BBC.

Ms Quinn has been at the centre of a furore which some argue is about ethics in journalism, but others consider to be a largely misogynist hate campaign.

The 27-year-old was forced to leave her home after receiving death threats.

She said publishers must “say GamerGate, and what it’s been doing, is wrong”.

“The fact that so much of the responsibility is offloaded to the people most harmed by it, when somebody in a much safer position than I am can stand up and condemn it… it’s frustrating.”

Intimate details

In a highly-emotional interview, Ms Quinn told the BBC how her life had “completely changed” after she had become embroiled in the row.

In August, an ex-boyfriend of Ms Quinn published a blog post, that ran to thousands of words, detailing intimate details about their relationship.

The posts detailed that Ms Quinn had had a relationship with a journalist at prominent games site Kotaku – prompting accusations from others she had done so in an attempt to get positive reviews for her game, Depression Quest.

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