John Walker is the founder of Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Commentary on Gamergate Edit
In August 2014, John Walker said:
For the avoidance of doubt, anyone who posts on RPS *anything* about the private lives of *anyone* will be instantly banned. It always makes me proud when I hear "Rock, Paper, Shotgun" listed by these MRA morons as an example of the dearth of games journalism. Hypocritical foul bigots who pretend it's about "ethics"
Report of death threats Edit
By October 12, Walker claimed to have received "thousands" of abusive messages including death threats from Gamergate investigators.
I have received abundant and appalling abuse from GG, that has been at times upsetting, infuriating, and frightening. I’ve received thousands of tweets that have been insulting, offensive, outrageously inaccurate, spiteful, cruel, or disturbing. Not one or two. Thousands. I’ve had boring, tiresome insults thrown at me in droves, and specific, distressing descriptions of how people would like me to be killed ... And I have repeatedly been informed of the ways in which I should commit suicide.
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