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Brandon Boyer

Venus Patrol, Founder and EiC

Previously: Offworld

Twitter GamerGate Wiki

Notes: IGF (Indie Game Festival) Chairman until August 2015

Collusion

Possible

Collusion

About

Member of GameJournoPros. Proven to have been active in the list.

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Date

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Filed

2015 Mar 21

Cronyism

Apparent

Cronyism

About

Wrote at least five times about Phil Fish without disclosing their friendship. During Boyer’s tenure at the Indie Game Festival, Fish was a juror in 2011 and won a frequently criticized 2012 grand prize, despite his game technically not being qualified to compete due to it having already participated in 2008. Fish is credited with assisting with the crowdfounding campaging for Boyer’s outlet Venus Patrol.

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Date

2012 Dec 12

Filed

2015 Oct 24

Gave positive coverage to J.S. Joust and its developer Die Gut Fabrik without disclosing his friendship with Die Gute Fabrik game designer Devin Wilson. Die Gute Fabrik was also an IGF finalist and selected by Fantastic Arcade. Other evidence.

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Filed

2015 May 06

Gave positive coverage to iOS developer Steph Thirion without disclosing their friendship. Thirion also won awards at venue where Boyer may have some influence.

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Filed

2015 May 05

Gave positive coverage to Kyle Reimergartin without disclosing their friendship.

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Filed

2015 May 05

Gave positive coverage to Ben Esposito without disclosing their friendship. Games by Esposito were also IGF finalists in both 2015 and 2014.

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Filed

2015 May 05

Gave positive coverage to Nina Freeman without disclosing their friendship. Freeman’ mini-game “How do I do it?” was also an IGF finalist in 2015.

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2015 May 06

Gave positive coverage to Honeyslug without disclosing his friendship with Honeyslug member Ricky Hagget. Honeyslug game Hohokum was also an IGF finalist.

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Filed

2015 May 05

Trivia

Apparent

Trivia

About

Apparent GG Autoblocker user.

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Date

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Filed

2015 Apr 27

GameJournoPros membership isn’t an impropriety by itself. Read why DeepFreeze finds it notable.

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