Anger, Fear, and Games: The Long Event of #GamerGate

  title={Anger, Fear, and Games: The Long Event of \#GamerGate},
  author={Torill Elvira Mortensen},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  pages={787 - 806}
  • T. Mortensen
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Sociology
  • Games and Culture
The event known as #GamerGate (GG) emphasized the need to take the study of game culture seriously and pursue it across several platforms. It demonstrated how seemingly ephemeral media created echo chambers of anger, and how the outbursts of hypermasculine aggression exemplified by hooligans also can connect to games and play. Starting from how GG gained popular attention, this article outlines and discusses the nature of GG, the relation to the victims, the sense of victimization among the… 

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