Yet Another DiGRA FAQ

1. What is DiGRA

2. What DiGRA does

  • The main operations of DiGRA are its conferences and its journal. DiGRA does not conduct research.

3. How DiGRA is funded

  • DiGRA is funded mainly by membership fees.

4. DiGRA should get rid of feminist board members or have more diverse board

DiGRA operates under Finnish law.

  • This means that DiGRA cannot discriminate its members based on their gender, religion, political beliefs, etc.
  • The board members are elected in a general assembly.

5. DiGRA publication claims X [EDITED]

  • Things published by SAGE, Springer, etc. are not published by DiGRA.
  • Things published by Gamasutra, Polygon, Ars Technical, etc. are not published by DiGRA

Some relevant laws:


On gamers are dead news articles

It seems that I ended up writing something bit lengthier than a tweet of facebook update about this.

Jenni Goodchild posted an analysis of gamers are death news articles by @firehawk32 at ( The most of these are posted at Aug 28, 2014.

Sargon of Akkad in his Youtube video claims that these articles can be tranced back to DiGRA and feministic conspiracy (

Sargon of Akkad neglects a fact that Anita Sarkeesian tweeted about death threat toward herself at Aug 27, 2014 (

So the timeline can be written as follows:

  1. KD threats Anita Sarkeesian
  2. Sarkeesian shares this threat at Aug 27
  3. News articles about gamers are published at Aug 28

Which alternative is more plausible?

EDIT, Nov 2, 2014: Dan Golding in The End of Gamers to refer  to Do you identify as a gamer? Gender, race, sexuality, and gamer identity by Adrienne Shaw With a quick look, it seems that claimed DiGRA connection is based associations. I appreciate if someone can point me direct link from those journalistic articles to DiGRA.