Gamergate Predicting the Present

1. Abstract

In August of 2014 a disgruntled ex-boyfriend of a female game designer posted a vicious diatribe on the net accusing her and the gaming media of corruption. This launched a culture war in the gaming community that played out on Twitter and elsewhere under the rubric #Gamergate. This paper will present key results from the study of the over 11 million tweets gathered.

Geoffrey Rockwell (, University of Alberta, Robert Budac , University of Alberta, Bettina Berendt , KU Leuven, Florence Chee , Loyola University Chicago and Todd Suomela , Bucknell University

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