Cronyism
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Cronyism

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Cronyism

About

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.
Gave positive coverage to Honeyslug without disclosing his friendship with Honeyslug member Ricky Hagget. Honeyslug game Hohokum was also an IGF finalist.
Gave positive coverage to Ben Esposito without disclosing their friendship. Games by Esposito were also IGF finalists in both 2015 and 2014.
Gave positive coverage to iOS developer Steph Thirion without disclosing their friendship. Thirion also won awards at venue where Boyer may have some influence.
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.
Cronyism

Apparent

Cronyism

About

Between 2009 and 2015, wrote eight articles about minor developer Ian Bogost, namedropping him at least nine more times, without disclosing either their work together at Gamasutra or their personal friendship — both admitted and corroborated by frequent Twitter conversations.

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Boing Boing
Address
www.boingboing.net

Site is boycotted. Proceed anyway?
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Activity
Founded in 1988
Editor-in-Chief
Mark Frauenfelder

About

Magazine about various topics, from technology — including gadgets and science fiction — to left-wing politics. Started as a zine in 1988, then as a website in 1995, and has had a group blog format since 2000.

GamerGate info

Frequently criticized for its heavy handed censorship since before GamerGate, it has taken a very strong stance against the consumer revolt, attacking it in several articles.

Gamergate Involvement
Boycotted
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