Yes I know and I’ve also mentioned it several times before which seems to not change the 5 - 10 people who ask me about it daily.
Mentioning it a final time: Everyone in the situation is unprofessional and unlikable. Zoe is damaging the reputation of women in the industry whether she likes/deserves having that responsibility or not because she’s one of the very few semi-high profile women relevant right now. The integrity of gaming journalism is destroying itself trying to recover from this and bathing in the attention in the worst way possible. While she was even non anonymously accused of sexual harassment, shutting down criticism, manipulating the industry and lying for sympathy and attention people are still trying to paint her as some kind of icon for fighting sexism in gaming.
I don’t give a damn about her sleeping around and cheating in general. That’s her business. But she did questionable and manipulative things, some that are entangled with her sex life, and was exposed. Not to mention how she actively obstructed efforts of other women in the industry and used Robin Williams’ death for attention.
Though I have to say that that the amount of vitriol thrown her way also definitely has to do with her gender. And it isn’t as big of a evil gigantic conspiracy that some people are making it out to be. But it’s still corrupt and a sad example of the bad state of game journalism. And she’s far from a saint even when you disregard that. The industry and her defenders are putting her up on a pedestal while she doesn’t deserve that big hero badge. And people and the media are being manipulated in her favor.
Everything that’s happening right now is completely unethical and garbage. And honestly, as a female gamer and ex-game journalist, I feel like my part in this “world” is treated pathetically. It’s like we’re now only here to be protected victims, or to be bullied. Where’s the damn middle ground.
Here’s a pretty damn good video on it. I love almost everything this guy says.
I’m glad those shady-as-fuck game journalists haven’t gotten the video taken down yet. it really does a good job in how it presents the whole controversy and the whole point it makes at the end.