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It’s been a pretty wild ride these past six months or so. It seems that not a day goes by where #GamerGate isn’t the talk of the internet. They’re the new big group, right alongside Anonymous, to become a major force on the world wide web. As someone who was once part of the movement, I’ve taken time to put myself back on the fence as I rejoined the world of video game journalism. I’ve spoken about ethics in game journalism, but for me it’s nothing really that special. I was talking about them as far back as 2010. It is part of who I am. For the few people who know of my reputation, my adherence to and writing on ethics are just part of my modus operandi. What of #GamerGate though? What has it become? What have I found as I have observed it from the fence, alongside fellow neutrals? Watch and see.