Gamergate is a controversy related to sexism in video game culture. It garnered significant public attention after August 2014 when sexist andmisogynistic attacks were targeting a number of women within the video game industry. Prominent targets of the attacks include female game developers Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu, and cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian. These attacks were primarily performed under the Twitter hashtag#gamergate and at times coordinated in the online forums of Reddit, 4chan, and 8chan. The harassment included the revealing of targeted women's private information (doxing), threats of rape, and death threats, including a threat of a mass shooting at a public speaking event. The leaderless, amorphous group that acted under the hashtag has become known as the "Gamergate movement".I've heard so many references to it, and when I google it, I get 100 different definitions.
What exactly was GamerGate?