Cronyism
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Positive coverage of Zoe Quinn in three articles, without disclosing their friendship and eventual affair. Later covered Quinn again, disclosing they "dated briefly", but not that he had previously financially supported her.
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Gave positive coverage to Deirdra Kiai in three articles, disclosing their friendship only in one.
Wrote at least five articles about Mattie Brice, without disclosing their personal relationship, which involves multiple meetups and Grayson getting involved with one of Brice's games.
Coverage of Riot Games and League of Legends in at least seven articles, without disclosing his relationship with several Riot Games employees, especially Taylor Cocke.
Covered games that were represented by public relations agency TriplePoint in at least eight occasions without disclosing his friendship with Stephanie Palermo, who at the time was working for TriplePoint and involved in said games PR work. After Palermo joined Capcom’s PR department Grayson covered that company and its games four times.
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Contributed to the moral panic started by Cara Ellison about a 4-second scene in Hotline Miami 2. Often called a “rape scene”, the scene not only cuts before anything happens, but is immediately shown to be fictional in-universe. His very heavily opinionated interview is credited with escalating this controversy, which may have contributed to instigating Hotline Miami 2’s Australian ban.
Infamous interview with Blizzard which he concluded by accusing the developer of sexism for the presence of sexy costumes in the game Heroes of the Storm. His questions and preachy followup caused a large amount of controversy and criticism, marking one of the most-often quoted examples of agenda-driven game journalism.
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Gave positive coverage to Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris' game Redshirt in two articles, without disclosing their friendship and the fact that Khandaker-Kokoris was financially supporting her on Patreon at the time. Khandaker-Kokoris has stated she was contributing only a small amount, but hasn't addressed the personal relationship.
Gave positive coverage to Fullbright company and their game Gone Home, on no less than six articles, without disclosing her relationship with Fullbright's Steve Gaynor and Johnnemann Nordhagen, who also supported her on Patreon.
Gave positive coverage to Christine Love, while she was being financially supported by her on Patreon, and sharing somewhat inappropriate tweets.
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Gave positive coverage to Anna Anthrophy in four articles and a blog post, without disclosing their friendship.
Gave positive coverage to text adventure developer Porpentine in at least five articles, without disclosing their friendship.
Sensationalism

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Started a moral panic about a 4-second scene in Hotline Miami 2—spending the majority of her hands-on preview claiming that this problematic, upsetting scene made her feel betrayed and unsafe in her “safe space”, and quoting discredited statistics. Often called a “rape scene”, the scene not only cuts before anything happens, but is immediately shown to be fictional in-universe. The controversy following Ellison’s article may have contributed to instigating Hotline Miami 2’s Australian ban.
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Covered the videogames Volume, two times, and Kelvin and the Infamous Machine, also twice. Both games were customers of Agency for Games, a company owned and founded by fellow journalist Leigh Alexander, who appears to have a friendly relationship with Walker—exchanging tweets since 2009, and attempting to meet up at least once. Alexander has also been contributing to Rock, Paper, Shotgun from July 2014, overlapping Walker’s much previous participation. Walker’s articles contain no disclosure of this relationship.
Dishonesty

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Published a scandalmongering article on the flimsy Max Temkin rape allegations, then one month later stated that posting private information on his site would get you banned, despite the person involved being, admittedly, by her standards, a rapist.
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Wrote one of the articles participating in the Max Temkin media lynching.
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Corruption

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Wrote about indie game Charles Dexter Ward and its Kickstarter without disclosing he was being financially supported by the game's author Agustín Cordes on Patreon.
Wrote about adventure games the Blackwell Epiphany and Emerald city confidential without disclosing he was being financially supported on Patreon by the games' writer Dave Gilbert and artist Ben Chandler.
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Wrote two times about games by Talha Kaya without disclosing he was being financially supported by her on Patreon.
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Wrote about the game "Redshirt", without disclosing that they were on friendly enough terms with the game's creator Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris to have hanged out together multiple times — including going to a concert together and Khandaker-Kokoris participating at a barbecue organized by Meer.
Covered the videogame Volume two times. Volume was a customer of Agency for Games, a company owned and founded by fellow journalist Leigh Alexander, who appears to have a friendly relationship with Meer—exchanging tweets since 2009, and attempting to meet up multiple times. Meer’s articles contain no disclosure of this relationship.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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Founded in 2007

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British PC gaming blog, partners with Eurogamer for advertising but operates independently.

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Has been a late participant in the "Gamers are Dead" articles, and is part of GamerGate's boycott list.

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