Cronyism
3
Perceived issues
And 1 lesser issue
Cleaning
3
corrections
50% correction rate, much higher than site average
Collusion

Amended

Collusion

About

Abused his position as mod of Reddit to direct traffic to his site, as well as to Global Post, which he was a paid consultant for, in 2012. According to mod leaks, he was still doing this in 2014 despite his ban. Would later on express regret for these actions, saying they were unethical.
Corruption

Amended

Corruption

About

Namedropped Zoe Quinn two times, originally without disclosing he had contributed to one of Quinn’s crowdfundings and, when the second article came out, was working with Quinn’s Crash Override Network. A disclosure was added to both articles, as well as to other articles about Quinn on Gameranx not written by him, after he was informed of the issue.
Dishonesty

Apparent

Dishonesty

About

Published an article by Wesley Copeland, falsely accusing youtuber KSIOlajidebt of "sexual assault" for motorboating a model with her explicit consent, then complained of being harassed for it. Later, when the model called him out, he claimed the alleged sexual assault involved the girl beside her that KSIOlajidebt touched with the microphone.
Trivia

Apparent

Trivia

About

Expresses anti-semitic sentiment in leaked logs. Has since apologized for this, blaming "toxic gaming culture" but later clarifying.
Cronyism

Amended

Cronyism

About

Wrote about Super Hexagon without disclosing that she was the game's voice actress. Gameranx EiC Ian Miles Cheong promptly added disclosure after this was discovered.
Cronyism

Apparent

Cronyism

About

Has written about Harmonix while the company was employing his former editor at Destructoid, Nick Chester, without disclosing this relationship. Responded privately to DeepFreeze’s staff, saying that while he considers these articles lapses in judgement, he is no longer working at the involved outlets and in no position to add disclosures—disclosures which, either way, he doesn’t feel would benefit readers so long after publication. Destructoid added a disclosure when informed.
Cronyism

Possible

Cronyism

About

Wrote an article about music label Scarlet Moon Records where he mentions Dale North, former Editor-In-Chief of Destructoid, without disclosing they had worked together at Destructoid for overlapping periods of time. While this article properly mentions that Scarlet Moon was founded by a former colleague of his, Ponce neglected to disclose it in a previous article about the label. Responded privately to DeepFreeze’s staff, saying that while he considers these articles lapses in judgement, he is no longer working at the involved outlets and in no position to add disclosures—disclosures which, either way, he doesn’t feel would benefit readers so long after publication.
Corruption

Apparent

Corruption

About

Wrote about Jim Sterling without disclosing either their professional ties—she and Sterling were employed by Destructoid for overlapping periods of time—as well as an apparently reasonably close personal relationship. Sterling had also backed Holly Green’s Kickstarter project, and informed her of having backed it before the article.

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Gameranx
Address
www.gameranx.com
Activity
Founded in 2011

About

Gaming news website. Originally created as a Metacritic competitor, has abandoned the format, and presents gaming news as well as image galleries and top ten lists.

GamerGate info

Its former Editor-in-Chief Ian Miles Cheong has originally been actively opposed to the GamerGate consumer revolt, landing the site in its boycott lists, but has later released an apology and taking a more neutral position. Gameranx has released a new ethics policy in June 2015.

Employees on file

Previous employees