In what can be considered a shocking turn of events, rumors have surfaced that the GamerGate movement has actually discovered evidence of real ethics violations in games journalism. There was a swell in interest in the new controversy but it quickly died down.
Unfortunately, that swell of excitement and interest quickly died down. When the larger GamerGate community learned that there were no women involved in the ethics violation, they quickly lost all interest in pursuing the case.
“If there are no women we can harass, I want nothing to do with it.” “I came here to lynch women, not to out unethical journalists.” “No one involved is even gay!?” These were just a sample of reactions to the news of ethics violations.