When Liam Robertson of "Did You Know Gaming?" tweeted out that the lead designer of anticipated Harry Potter-verse game Hogwarts Legacy was in fact "a far right YouTuber who used to make anti-fem and pro GG vids" the response from the games journalism industry (and social media in general) was as swift as it was predictable.
But that fact in itself is worthy of discussion.
Disagreement does not make another's mind 'unreasonable'...in Virtual Legality.
#Games #Journalism #HogwartsLegacy
Discussed in this episode:
"I know this is just shocking..."
Tweet - February 19, 2021 - Liam Robertson
"As someone targeted by this channel, you should not buy this game."
Tweet - February 21, 2021 - Brianna Wu
"Hogwarts Legacy Lead Designer Used To Run Anti-Social Justice YouTube Channel"
Kotaku - February 21, 2021
"Hogwarts Legacy Lead Designer Has History Of Anti-Social Justice Content"
ScreenRant - February 21, 2021
"Hogwarts Legacy lead designer is Troy Leavitt, a game developer who used to make anti-feminist and pro gamer-gate videos"
Troy Leavitt Twitter Page
Troy Leavitt YouTube Page
"Games Journalism, Cliques, and Conformity (Virtual Legality #178)"
YouTube Video - February 20, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Anonymous Games Journalist Speaks Out! More Cliques and Conformity (Virtual Legality #180)"
YouTube Video - February 25, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"The Games Media Clique and The Fear To Speak Up"
BlogSpot Blog - February 24, 2020 - Anonymous
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