'Law and Order: SVU' takes GamerGate to extreme to show 'this could go too far'


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Law and Order: SVU is turning its sights to the gaming world for the first time, in a “ripped from the headlines”-style episode focusing on harassment of female game developers in the community that made headlines last year .

No one in Wednesday night’s episode will utter the words GamerGate, but many of its themes and trappings parallel some of gaming’s biggest social issues — though the show takes it to a much darker, more dangerous place than reality.

The story follows female game developer Raina Punjabi (played by Mouzam Makkar) as she’s about to release her first game, Amazonian Warriors. Punjabi describes the strategy game as something that can be played non-violently if the players prefer Read more…

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