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Kinda Funny's Colin Moriarty resigns following controversial tweet

Prominent games media figure was under fire over comments widely regarded as sexist

Colin Moriarty, a prominent member of the games press, has resigned from the Kinda Funny media channel he co-founded less than a week after publishing a tweet widely regarded as sexist.

Moriarty, who founded Kinda Funny with three colleagues from IGN two years ago, announced his decision to resign, "effective immediately," in a Facebook post.

"This morning, the guys and I had a constructive conversation, and feel that, with our separate visions for the future and for the direction of the company, it's time to go our separate ways," Moriarty wrote, emphasising his "heavy heart and great sadness" at the choice. "I want to be clear that this was my decision. Just as we collaborated as friends, so too do we part."

Moriarty talked about his desire to "reconnect" with subjects closer to his heart, including politics, history, philosophy, and reading books - "talking about things I feel are most impactful and essential for a person like me." He also said that new "opportunities" already existed that would take him in that, "new, different, and exciting direction, a direction that I feel makes perfect sense for me."

However, Moriarty's post didn't refer to the delicate situation that preceded his resignation: a tweet, published on International Women's Day, that was criticised by observers and his peers and former colleagues.

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