The #GamerGate Chronicles

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2013-12-04 00:00:00

Depression Quest submitted

Zoe Quinn submits Depression Quest to Steam Greenlight

2013-12-12 00:00:00

Zoe Quinn harassed by Wizardchan

Zoe Quinn claims to be harassed by Wizardchan for placing the game "Depression Quest" on Greenlight,

2014-04-11 00:00:00

Wizardchan responds to harassment claims

Wizardchang releases their side of the story with a full chronological breakdown in form of images and explains why they didn't target Zoe Quinn

2014-08-11 00:00:00

Depression Quest released on Steam

Depression Quest is released on Steam

2014-08-12 00:00:00

TFYC start "Women making Video Games For Charity" Campaign

The Fine Young Capitalists start a campaign to get more women into the gaming industry.

2014-08-16 00:00:00

The Zoe Post

Zoe Quinn's ex-boyfriend posts, among other things, about Zoe Quinn's relationships while they were together. He mentions 5 men, 3 of whom he names: Joshua Boggs (her boss), Nathan Grayson (writer at Kotaku who covered Quinn) and Robin Arnott (dev)

2014-08-16 00:00:00

"Hell hath no fury like a lover's scorn" - MundaneMatt

Youtuber "MundaneMatt" releases a Youtube video commenting on Zoe Quinn's behavior and the corruption in video game journalism. The video was later taken down by a DMCA claim.

2014-08-17 00:00:00

Was Wizardchan's harassment faked?

Redditor MannoSlimmins provides evidence that Quinn faked being harassed by Wizardchang users.

2014-08-17 00:00:00

ZQ and VG blogs being criticised

User Rebant from Escapist website sumbits a thread criticising Zoe Quinn's behavior and the video game blogs for ignoring the story.

2014-08-17 00:00:00

TFYC claim ZQ doxxed them

"The Fine Young Capitalists", a group focused on helping women make vide games, comes out claiming Zoe Quinn ruined their game jam, only to later set up her own.

2014-08-18 00:00:00

"Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga" - InternetAristocrat

Youtuber "Internet Aristocrat" releases a video criticising Zoe Quinn for using sex to influence VG journalists and for portraying herself as a victim to receive donations and support.

2014-08-19 00:00:00

Zoe Quinn doxxed

Zoe Quinn claims that Tumblr and Twitter page were hacked. Additionally, she claims to be doxxed by users from 4chan's /v/. That post was later deleted.

2014-08-19 00:00:00

Inconsistencies in ZQ's doxx claim

Tumblr user "The Spectacular Spider-Girl" points out several inconsistencies in Zoe Quinn's claims as evidence that she fabricated the doxx. Additionally, the doxxed phone numbers showed no connection to Zoe Quinn.

2014-08-19 00:00:00

TFYC releases audio version of their claims

2014-08-19 00:00:00

"Depression Quest Dev (Zoe Quinn) Scandal; Exploiting Games Press for Coverage." - GamesNosh

2014-08-19 00:00:00

GamesNosh's article taken down

Hours after releasing their article, GameNosh's host asked them to remove the article. The page got later removed and redirected to a 404 page. The story was mirrored on Pastebin

2014-08-19 04:37:41

N4G: Kotaku Staff Reported to Exchange Positive Game Coverage for Sex

Article was removed without a public statement.

2014-08-19 04:37:41

Total Biscuit denounces ZQ over false DMCA claims

Total Biscuit denounces Zoe Quinn for abusing the DMCA to take down criticism of her product and lamented the cronyism present in the gaming journalism scene.

2014-08-19 04:37:41

Reddit mass-deletes comments on TB's commentary

Reddit deletes a massive amount of comments on the comment section of Total Biscuit's commentary. Evidence is later found that the moderator of /r/gaming and Zoe Quinn have exchanged emails during that time.

2014-08-19 13:03:56

ZQ thanks moderators for removing posts about her

Zoe Quinn writes about the scandal , claims it is about her private life, complains that members of 4chan had doxxed her and thanks the moderators for removing posts about her.

2014-08-20 00:00:00

Invision Game Community interviews TFYC

2014-08-20 00:00:00

Kotaku denies allegations of cronyism

Stephen Totilo releases a statement about Nathan Grayson, who allegedly had relations with Zoe Quinn. He claims that Nathan and Zoe were only friends when Nathan had written an article about her and that their romantic relation only started after said article.

2014-08-20 11:29:46

Indiecade corruption

Zoe Quinn won the Indiecade Night Games Selection Award. This award was selected by Robin Arnott, with whom Zoe Quinn had a relationship.

2014-08-21 00:00:00

"The Story of The Fine Young Capitalists" - PressFartToContinue

Youtuber "PressFartToContinue" releases a video with the TFYC's founder explaining the story of how Zoe Quinn led a crusade against their game jam.

2014-08-21 00:00:00

MundaneMatt confirms DMCA takedown

MundaneMatt confirms that the DMCA takedown notice did come from Zoe Quinn

2014-08-21 00:00:00

"The Ugly Side of “Justice”; Total Biscuit denounced over Zoe Quinn Scandal Comments." - GamesNosh

GamesNosh comments on the hate Total Biscuit received after criticizing and commenting on Zoe Quinn and the related scandal

2014-08-22 00:00:00

"Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition" - InternetAristocrat

Youtuber "Internet Aristocrat" releases a video speculating further about Zoe Quinn using her relationships in the VG industry for personal gain.

2014-08-22 00:00:00

"Brought to you by 4chan - Women in Game Design - Roberta William" - The Fine Young Capitalists

As a thank you to 4chan, The Fine Young Capitalists let them chose a topic for a video they would create. The chosen topic was: "Tell us about female game developers". TFYC obliged by talking about Roberta Williams.

2014-08-22 00:00:00

"4chan hacks and doxes Zoe Quinn's biggest supporter" - The Daily Dot

The Daily Dot writes about Zoe Quinn's and Polytron's doxing and hacking.

2014-08-23 23:18:56

Reddit's automated banning

An imgur album was creating, collecting evidence of reddit's aggressive moderating and deletion of any discussion regarding Zoe Quinn and the journalism scandal

2014-08-23 23:18:56

Zoe Quinn asked reddit moderators for deletions

An imgur album was created, collecting evidence that Zoe Quinn contacted reddit moderators and asked them to remove any post about the incident. Later, reddit admins removed the mod who leaked the information.

2014-08-24 00:00:00

Danielle Riendeau gives her friend's game a 10/10

Danielle Riendeau reviews her friend Steve Gaynor's game "Gone Home" and gives it a full 10/10. The relationship was not disclosed.

2014-08-24 00:00:00

TFYC's IndieGoGo Campaign hacked

The Fine Young Capitalists's IndieGoGo page got hacked.

2014-08-24 00:00:00

"What REALLY Happened With Phil Fish and Zoe Quinn" - ReviewTechUSA

Youtuber "ReviewTechUSA" releases a video with Youtuber "MundaneMatt". MundaneMatt talks about the evidence so far, including: Zoe Quinn's doxx and inconsistencies within it, Polytron's hacking and doxxing, Zoe Quinn's shutting down of TFYC and 4chan's attempts to revive it and how game journalists are not being scrutinized like journalists from other areas are.

2014-08-24 08:39:33

Patricia Hernandez writes about her roommate Anna Anthropy

Evidence is found that Patricia Hernandez (writer for Kotaku) has written multiple times about Anna Anthropy (indy dev), even though Stephen Totilo (editor-in-chief) clearly states writers should recluse themselves in those cases.

2014-08-24 13:49:00

Leigh Alexander writes about her friend Anna Anthropy

Evidence is found that Leigh Alexander writes multiple big-hit pieces about big names while mentioning Anna Anthropy, an unknown indy-dev. The relationship was not disclosed.

2014-08-24 13:54:00

Nathan Grayson writes about his friend Robin Arnott

Nathan Grayson mentions Robin Arnott an unusually high amount of times on topics completely unrelated to Robin Arnott's game. The relationship was not disclosed.

2014-08-25 00:00:00

Zoe Quinn denounces TFYC on Twitter

Evidence is found the Zoe Quinn actively denounced The Fine Young Capitalists on Twitter.

2014-08-25 11:22:41

VG journalists are financially supporting devs

Evidence is found that many gaming journalists are financially supporting game developers they write about.

2014-08-26 00:00:00

Kotaku bans contributions to game devs

Kotaku decided to instill a ban on all of their journalists from contributing to the patreons of game developers.

2014-08-26 11:15:11

Polygon's new ethic standards deemed unsatisfactory

Readers released a statement condeming Polygon's new ethics policy for still being unsatisfactory and unprofessional.

2014-08-26 18:30:11

Polygon announces writers must disclose contributions to devs

Polygon announces that writers must disclose any contributions they made towards the developers they write about.

2014-08-27 16:22:00

#GamerGate is born

Adam Baldwin tweets both of InternetAristocrat's videos with the hashtag "#GamerGate"

2014-08-28 00:00:00

Gamers are dead

Several websites post about "the end of the gamer" in a very quick and seemingly coordinated fashion.

2014-08-28 00:00:00

"'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over." - Gamasutra

Gamasutra's version of "The end of the Gamer" by Leigh Alexander

2014-08-28 00:00:00

"It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?" - The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast's version of "The end of the gamer" by Arthur Chu

2014-08-28 00:00:00

"Fanboys, White Knights, and the Hairball of Online Misogyny" - The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast's version of "The end of the gamer" by Tauriq Moosa

2014-08-28 10:50:00

"Feminist Video Blogger Is Driven From Home by Death Threats Read more at Follow us: @betabeat on Twitter | betabeatNYO on Facebook" - Beta Beat

Beta Beat's version of "The end of the gamer" by Jack Smith IV

2014-08-28 11:25:00

"Sexism, misogyny and online attacks: It’s a horrible time to consider yourself a ‘gamer’" -'s version of "The end of the gamer" by Patrick O'Rourke

2014-08-28 13:21:00

"An awful week to care about video games" - Polygon

Polygon's version of "The end of the gamer" by Chris Plante

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