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Spearheaded the “Gamers are dead” media blitz with an often-quoted inflammatory piece.
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Wrote about Anna Anthrophy, also an occasional contributor to her site Offworld, at least in seven total articles, 2010 to 2015, without disclosing their friendship, shown both from their Twitter conversations and indirect means.
Wrote two times about Gone Home, without disclosing her personal relationship with each member of its developer, Fullbright — Steve Gaynor, Karla Zimonja, Kate Craig and Johnnemann Nordhagen — as well as voice actress Sarah Elmaleh and composer Chris Remo, (also a former coworker of Alexander).
Wrote twice about BabyCastles without disclosing her friendship with several people involved in the gaming venue.
Wrote about Zoe Quinn without disclosing their personal relatioship.
Wrote two times — plus one namedrop — about Mattie Brice, without disclosing an apparently fairly intimate friendship, involving fairly regular friendly meetups.
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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Her 01/09/2014 “This Weeks in videogames” column is considered to be part of the “Gamers are dead” media blitz, despite having been published a few days after the main blitz.
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Wrote about indie developer Vlambeer in at least three articles while her outlet Critical Distance was being supported by them on Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Andrew Dunn at least oncewithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Agata Goralczyk at least oncewithout disclosing that she was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Dan Golding at least oncewithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Ansh Patel at least oncewithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Jenn Frank at least oncewithout disclosing that she was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Eron Rauch at least oncewithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Emily Short at least oncewithout disclosing that she was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance plugs Darius Kazemi at least oncewithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Critical Distance wrote about Daniel Parker at least three timeswithout disclosing that he was donating to their Patreon.
Gave positive coverage to Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris' game Redshirt, without disclosing that Khandaker-Kokoris was financially supporting her Patreon for Critical Distance, since four days before the article appeared. This Patreon connection was still active when Ligman was a juror at the IndieCade Festival, where Redshirt was a finalist.
Wrote at least four times about Christine Love without disclosing their personal relationship, as well their financial ties — including Love's 100 $ donation to Ligman's GDC GoFundMe and her Patreon Support of Ligman's Critical Distance. Over a year after this entry has been filed, Ligman has disclosed this relationship on an article for Zam.
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Wrote about fellow journalist Jenn Frank, as part of a Critical Distance lineup, without disclosing that Frank was financially supporting both her and Critical Distance on Patreon.
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Wrote two times about Cara Ellison, without disclosing he was financially supporting her on Patreon.
Wrote about Mattie Brice without disclosing he was financially supporting her on Patreon.
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An article written by Gamasutra “Staff” props Tale of Tales as one of the top-10 developers of 2015, without disclosing the involvement of  former Gamasutra Editor Leigh Alexander, who was involved with Sunset, the final game of the defunct studio, through her consulting company Agency for Games.

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Gamasutra
Address
www.gamasutra.com

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Activity
Founded in 1997
Part of
UBM
with Game Developer, Indie Games the weblog
Editor-in-Chief
Kris Graft

About

Gaming news website belonging to UBM — making it the online companion to now-defunct print magazine Game Developer, as well as home outlet for UBM undertakings such as the Game Developer Conference (GDC) and Indie Game Festival (IGF). Doesn't offer reviews, instead having a focus on game development, with a section detailing job offers in the game industry.

GamerGate info

Kickstarted the "Gamers are Dead" articles with then-Editor Leigh Alexander's infamous piece, being the only outlet to offer a second article.

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