Today we officially respond to Forbes writer Erik Kain who we spoke to via email, but did not reply after we answered his questions.
Here are our official statements:
- The domain (new: thencgp.com) and logos have been fixed, although the old domain still works (ncgp.ga).
- That is the real medium post by director Kenneth Tran, but the article does not explain the actual contents of the blog post which mention some of the politics at play, including Tran’s political affiliations.
- The NCGP is very real as evidenced by our filing for 527 status the IRS. We filed late because we tried to operate under another 527 name previously, but there were issues with conflicts of interest, namely that our previous 527 was officially affiliated with one of the main political parties. This filing document dates back to 2016 and was sent to Erik Kain who did not mention it.
- A registered lobbyist document was also sent to Mr. Kain, who did not mention it in his article.
- In regards to we being fake news, that is false on many levels. We will go on public statement to say that we have members who have not been revealed publicly as that is policy for us who are working in Congress, elected office, and local level leaders in both the Democratic Party and Republican Party.
- Incuvation Games bought Nemexia from XS Software, it was a transaction between Kenneth Tran and Hristo Tenchev.
- Jack Wegrich is no longer vice director in light of the controversy regarding his age. He will remain on the steering committee, but not be involved on the public policy end.
- Almost no members list the organization on their Linkedin for various reasons. For example, Kenneth Tran does not even list his poitical experience as a Democratic Party staffer. Every member is free to do as they please.
- Daniel Doan is now working on our public relations end within the steering committee.
- The typo on press release which made it seem rushed was by Kenneth Tran, who apologizes for not reading it over. On that note, the NCGP has members who work in the games media as well, although they do not receive compensation for this, nor do we find there to be a conflict of interest.
- The NCGP has volunteers who are not in the industry and simply gamers as well.
- The NCGP accepts members with moderate experience also, but they are less likely considered for the steering committee.
In summary, our steering committee is bringing the video games industry experience which is backed by our anonymous membership with direct connections to lawmakers who have a say in the video games debate.
In closing, the NCGP is looking to expand its currently small and exclusive membership and has open applications in additon to invitations. We accept members who work in gaming, politics, related business fields, and all kinds of people who represent the gaming community. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org your information and you should receive a response within a day or two.
Correction: We did not properly send the second 527 document, which has now been sent. It was also from early 2017, not 2016.