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Episode 028: Barbarians at the (Gamer)Gate
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Publish-date-icon April 1, 2015
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION

The latest Hard NOC Life dives headfirst into the internet controversy that is #GamerGate. Joining guest host N'Jaila Rhee are Jeopardy! champion Arthur Chu, from This Week in Blackness Aaron Rand Freeman, #StopGamerGate2014 creator Veerender Jubbal, and Tanya, creator of the #INeedDiverseGames hashtag.

Topics covered on the show include: What it means to identify as a "gamer" How have these controversies tarnished the image of gaming culture The origins of "GamerGate" and the type of harassment certain gamers have experienced The fallacy of "objective" games journalism Why pointing out racism or sexism in video games (or any media) is just common sense The off-shoot of GamerGate, #NotYourShield and the role of people of color in the controversy The origins of the hashtags #StopGamerGate2014 and #INeedDiverseGames

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