As a result, Gamergate has often been defined by the harassment its supporters committed.Gamergate supporters have frequently responded to this by denying that the harassment took place or by falsely claiming that it was manufactured by the victims.In top spot, with 2,093 complaints, was its main news output, which was especially criticised for the emotional outburst by political editor Adam Boulton to Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell.Sky News's Afternoon Live segment came second, attracting 891 complaints, many after host Kay Burley brought singer Peter Andre to tears in an interview, while the election Leaders' Debate was third with 674 complaints, many about Mr Boulton's display as moderator.Grayson had never reviewed Quinn's games and Grayson's only article for Kotaku mentioning her was published before their relationship began.The attacks included doxing (researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual) and hacking of her Tumblr, Dropbox, and Skype accounts; she was also subjected to rape and death threats.If you were to describe Alan Titchmarsh, it's a fair bet that 'controversial' would not be one of the first words used.
The post was linked on 4chan, where some erroneously claimed the relationship had induced Grayson to publish a favorable review of Depression Quest.
The controversy has been described as a manifestation of a culture war over cultural diversification, artistic recognition, and social criticism in video games, and over the social identity of gamers.
Many supporters of Gamergate oppose what they view as the increasing influence of feminism on video game culture; as a result, Gamergate is often viewed as a right-wing backlash against progressivism.
The Gamergate controversy concerns issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture, stemming from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the hashtag #Gamer Gate.
Gamergate is used as a blanket term for the controversy, the harassment campaign and actions of those participating in it, and the loosely organized movement that emerged around the hashtag.