While preparing this issue of Press Start for publication, I finally conceded that the word "Gamergate" probably belonged in my spellchecker's dictionary. Certainly, one could view the proliferation of this term – and its legitimatisation, implicit in my decision to stop having my word processor complain about its use – as a grim indictment of contemporary gaming culture. However, that a student journal of game studies can begin to address the issues surrounding Gamergate – however indirectly, in this case – demonstrates a laudable maturity in our discipline's approach to the phenomenon.
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