Chris Leydon, who produced video content for technology news blog Tech City News and was a freelance video editor for the Guardian newspaper, has been found guilty of four counts of making indecent images of children. The jury could not reach a verdict
Valve, the company behind phenomenally successful video game distribution platform Steam, has found itself in a pickle after announcing new payment options for its "modding" community that were not fully understood by its customers.
It's often said that feminist game critic Anita Sarkeesian is just a left-wing version of infamous anti-video game activist Jack Thompson. She, too, is using moral panic to encourage censorship of the medium. But how similar are they really?
It’s Earth Day, that annual festival of self-important hand-wringing during which public sector employees are paid overtime to get the bus into work to turn the lights off for an hour and then back on again. Some of us, of
Every once in a while – okay, every few hours – I get a text, email or Twitter message from someone threatening to kill me, saying they’d be happy if I died or even instructing me to commit suicide. Tweets such
Men make better chess players. They have what psychopathology professor Simon Baron Cohen calls “systematising” brains, whereas women have “empathetic” brains. But Nigel Short, a UK grandmaster player, got into trouble this week for pointing out this biological reality. Short joins chess
Capitalism is the most effective means of wealth creation and distribution yet devised by man. It is also, properly exercised, the best method of combating inequality. But we can only really enjoy the fruits of its successes when those at
Anita Sarkeesian: Debate Me and I will Donate $10,000 to Feminist Frequency (Or a Charity of Your Choice)
Last week, I challenged Anita Sarkeesian, host of Feminist Frequency and bête noire of GamerGate, to a debate. I said I would give $5,000 to a charity of her choice if she accepted. Today, thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor, I
This harrowing story of NHS cruelty left us weeping. Born white, Milo realised with the help of friends on Tumblr that he was born into the wrong race. He’s actually trans-black. Listen as Milo shares his struggle to come to
Eleven years since the original decapitate-then-urinate-on-the-bad-guy-before-setting-him-on-fire gorefest Postal 2 was released comes Paradise Lost, a new expansion pack that effectively doubles the size of the original game, providing five whole new missions. Despite being more than a decade old, the Postal franchise continues
Listeners of the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say programme were treated to a bizarre analysis of the Star Wars franchise today by a caller who claimed that “Dark Raider” was a “racial stereotype” who listened to rap music and
As an unashamed elitist who believes that the richest, poshest and best-educated among us are quite obviously the best-qualified people to run the country, I am staunchly in favour of cracking down on unpaid internships, which I believe introduce a dangerously
When I heard that the Russian-language version of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated iPhone assistant, was giving “homophobic” answers to questions about gay marriage, my first thought was: how do I get my hands on it? According to Sky News, Siri replied to
Reviews from professional video game journalists play a minuscule role in consumer purchasing decisions, according to the Entertainment Software Association's Essential Facts 2015 report, released this week.
Readers have low expectations of entertainment and news site Buzzfeed, cognisant of its flippant, free content, its pop culture focus and the journalistic limitations of a media company staffed by low-grade provocateurs, social media addicts, attention-seekers, social activists and second-rate
I’ll never forget the precise moment I chose to be gay. It was the endpoint in a process of rebellion against my white middle-class parents that climaxed with me smuggling a black drug dealer into my bedroom at 3 a.m.
Ellen Pao, interim chief executive of Reddit, has lost her “landmark” gender discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Pao had alleged that the firm denied her a promotion and eventually fired her on account of her gender. But
Following news that the NUS women’s conference has suggested delegates use ‘jazz hands’ to replace applause at meetings, Breitbart London’s Milo Yiannopoulos has his own suggestions about how to show support to feminists. His video is below:
Ableism The unfortunate biological reality that some people are bigger and stronger than others Abuse Tweets Ageism The internalised misogyny of Mother Nature Heterosexism The awkward reality that most people aren’t gay. Can be remedied with the proper social conditioning Critical
Nazim Mahmood was a 34-year-old British man who killed himself recently because his working-class Muslim parents couldn’t accept that he was gay. But Mahmood represents an increasingly unfashionable way for troubled young gay men to end it all. It used
Games journalism just levelled up, from self-harm to suicide. Having unsuccessfully tried to convince a generation of hardcore gamers that their hobby is misogynistic and racist, the games press has stepped up its campaign against the video games industry and begun to target
We report today that gay rights icon Peter Tatchell and other prominent figures on the British Left are currently the subjects of a bizarre and vicious witch-hunt by transsexual rights campaigners and their allies. “I’d like to tweet about your murder
You may have heard that Marvel has turned Thor into a woman. What you probably don’t know, because you likely greeted the news with bafflement and horror and then resolved never to pick up a comic book from that company
GamerGate is not a “transphobic” movement, as you may have been misled to believe, but there is certainly much discussion of transgenderism swirling around the GamerGate maelstrom–mainly because one of the movement’s leading feminist detractors, it can now be revealed,
Asghar Bukhari, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK, has denied subjecting British journalist Douglas Murray to a string of homophobic insults from a pseudonymous Twitter account. The account, @eastlondoner786, called Murray a “bum bandit” and “coward gay prik” who “hides behind his