04/02/2017 (Sun) 05:38:04
No anon, video games journalism was bullshit forever, but when people were being fired for not reviewing "properly" and the advertising / review score bias was getting absurd things started to heat right up.
When /v/ got evidence of essentially money laundering then it exploded.
After that people stepped in.
Essentially it was a powder keg of frustration from vidya players, ignited by proof of crime proving that people literally payed for positive reviews.
Any idea that came after that is on par with "gamergate is about oppressing women".