Wiki created 1 September 2014
see also the Quinnspiracy and /pol/ projects

Welcome to the GamerGate Wiki

Document allegations of corruption, mobbing, and censorship in the video game journalism industry and many online communities related to the Zoe Quinn / Five Guys Burgers and Fries controversy of August 2014.


  • This is not a place for posting threats, harassment, or personal info. This is a place for documenting when people have been threatened, harassed, and doxxed, and any evidence as to who might have been responsible.
  • Do not take sides. Post the facts. Post the explanations of the facts by anyone in a position to know the facts.
  • Allegations are not facts. They are allegations. Somebody alleged them. Say who made the allegation. Attempt to trace the allegation to its original source. List all of the evidence for and against the allegation. Describe the response to the allegation if it was notable.


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Timeline of major events

Main article: Timeline

Early history

Category:Early History

June 16, 2012: Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter project is successfully funded.

December 2013: Zoe Quinn publishes Depression Quest and submits it to Steam.

Early 2014: Zoe Quinn accuses The Fine Young Capitalists Women In Video Games production of being anti-women.

March 2014: Pepsi Game Jam fails after Zoe Quinn and other developers rebel.

Five Guys era

August 16: Zoe Quinn's ex-boyfriend Eron Gjoni accuses her of cheating on him with at least three men in the video game industry.

August 19: Reddit moderators delete a 20,000-comment thread about the state of games journalism.

August 23: Reddit shadowbans nearly every user commenting on an article about the topic.

August 24: The Indiegogo donations page for The Fine Young Capitalists is shut down.

August 27: Anita Sarkeesian and her family are threatened with rape and murder. She leaves her home.

GamerGate era

August 27 : Adam Baldwin is the first to use the hashtag #GamerGate when sharing two videos from Internet Aristocrat's video series on the Quinnspiracy on Twitter.

August 28: At least eight gaming journalists write articles condemning exclusive/close-minded gamers on the same day.

September 8: LordKaT accuses the Independent Games Festival and IndieCade of "racketeering", and quickly retracts the "racketeering" claim.

September 17: Milo Yianoppoulis reports on the existence of the GameJournoPros mailing list.

MediaGate era

October 14 onward: Numerous mass media sources give favorable coverage to Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and Brianna Wu while pointing out that members of the "Gamergate movement", those offended enough by the August 28 articles condemning exclusive and close-minded gamers to openly attack people not involved with the articles, have harassed the three of them and sent them death threats.