Actually, it’s not about ethics in games journalism. NBC’s Law & Order: SVU will air an episode titled “Intimidation Game” on February 11th, and unless you’ve been living under a rock the circumstances will be pretty familiar.
In a plotline following the recent “GamerGate” and the women many of its participants targeted for harassment, the show will feature a video game developer (played by Mouzam Makkar) preparing for a launch “amid a stream of online insults, intimidation and death threats.”
Inevitably Detective Olivia Benson and Ice-T are called in and… you’ve seen Law & Order, right?
Hopefully, unlike in real life the cops know how to deal with online intimidation and threats, but we also hope that the dramatization doesn’t downplay the all-too-real events that are still occurring.