#GamerGate (which did descend from the hashtag #TheQuinnspiracy) tries to convey people that it is about ''corruption'' in gaming media and journalistic ethics (which in itself is a good cause), yet have so far no legs to stand on outside of the fact that Quinn slept with people associated with and working in games media - supposedly to recieve favourable press for her free game; Depression Quest. She never did get favourable press.
Except she did. She was mentioned in a positive light twice. Once by Nathan Grayson here, and the other I can't remember off the top of my head unfortunately so I don't remember if with was Grayson or one of the other people she had a relationship with. Is it outright "you should buy her game"? No. But it's favourable coverage of someone he had an undisclosed relationship with.
If it genuinely was about corruption, it would have moved away from that a long time ago and would've made an effort to include and expose larger gaming media outlets and developers/publishers instead. Now, there are some concerning relationships to write about, but it keeps coming back to slutshaming Zoe, harrassing Sarkeesian, ''SJW'' nonsense and some other despicable stuff.
Right now the focus is the coziness of certain gaming press with certain indie devs making it hard for new indie devs to get good coverage. Once progress is made there, then the AAA corruption can be tackled. And please watch the video above for why "it keeps coming back to Zoe, Anita, and SJWs" (because it's not GG that keeps bringing it back to them).
I'd persoanlly love to see more transparency in the gaming media overall, however, #GG is doing a pisspoor job promoting it and honestly, doing more harm than good. Avoid it like plague.
GG uncovered corruption between indie devs, gaming press, PR companies, found potential racketeering in IGF and Indiecade, exposed a secret mailing list of 140 gaming journalists (of competing sites) colluding to push a narrative (not all of them, though). I think GG is doing some damn good work, and the people being called out are doing a damn good job of deflecting the topic.