It's been months since the "GamerGate" thing happened, and up until now I haven't had a single clue what it's been about. It sounded like it's a big deal, as pretty much all gaming sites have been overtaken by it and I've also seen tons of articles about it from real news sites, but pretty much every article has been about how much the two sides hate each other rather than what they're actually arguing about. So, I finally did some research, looking for some balanced articles to explain things to me.
Conclusion: It's a complete mess that I'm glad I've been ignoring up until now. Especially now that it's gotten utterly ridiculous: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/19/adios-gamergate/
There was an amusing comment in another article. Apparently,
to some extent the GamerGate side has actually been "winning", in that they've had success in convincing advertisers to pull their ads from sites that disagree with them.
As someone snarkily commented: that's because hardcore gamers are, in fact, really used to winning.