A word used to describe the events following on from an otherwise minor scandal, where rumors that a games journalist had a relationship with a developer that he hadn't disclosed during his coverage were met with a series of articles from across the specialized gaming press, in an apparent attempt to demonize their own readership, coordinated behind the scenes on a secret mailing list.
Gamergate represented a massive failure of journalistic ethics and was responsible for a number of people losing trust in games related media and even the wider news industry.
by Strawberry Stupidity September 8, 2019
A conserversy surrounding zoey quinn aleged to have slept with a games journalist. Causing years of debates on whether or not if she did or not
Oh gamergate? I think its a huge conspiracy
by Zikitool September 9, 2019
GamerGate is a hashtag that started on twitter originally about the integrity of gaming journalism with the sparking controversy coming from a website called Kotaku. The hashtag went through two changes after it was started. First a small group of people from the origin or first group made up of mostly feminists (those that are a part of Feminism, left the idea and changed it to be about supposed sexism and racism in videogames. This prompted multiple gamers to get upset on the internet. Since gamers tend to use the internet, the internet is anonymous and a lot of people who use the internet tend to give empty threats when provoked, Anita Sarkeesian was verifiably given a false bomb threat targeting her upcoming event which was promptly cancelled. This event caused a small portion of the previously mentioned second group the spark required to start stereotyping gamers as a backlash against what happened to Anita Sarkeesian.

The first group is the #GamerGate group, wherein the consumers (gamers) revolt against their product reviewers in mass, and advocate for change using #GamerGate, or advocate for the status quo, using #StopGamerGate. The second group doesn't understand what's happening and just calls all people who use #GamerGate horrible women haters. The third group hates gamers and uses #StopGamerGate to indicate as much, whereas those who don't agree much like the first group use #GamerGate.
Gamer: "Game reviews are so corrupt and we should change it #GamerGate"
Feminist: "Gamers are woman haters #StopGamerGate"
Celebrity: "Gamers are stupid basement dwellers #StopGamerGate"
by NoBias82 June 4, 2017
an ant that takes on the position of queen ant after the existing queen ant dies.
The queen ant is different. That must be a gamergate.
by uttam maharjan August 29, 2010
When a someone creates something requiring significant understanding of tech and someone questions the authenticity and/or integrity of that individual.
Some User: "You" aren't even real. You're just the marketing person paid to make the software sound good.
Me: I literally spent weeks livestreaming the development of this software. I can't believe you GamerGated me like that.
by mechaGrey November 5, 2017