I‘m from Iceland and relatively out of touch from American political discourse but I do remember back when Jack Thompson and the American right was attacking video games and gaming culture as violent you guys had our back that is despite the fact that Jack needed to go to hiding and call the FBI because of anonymous death threats. But now when a different spectrum of American politics is on the offensive… like TotalBiscuit said you guys are ready to throw us to the wolves of the mainstream media.
Not that I expect you guys to go to bat for Gamergate given the personal nature of mostly baseless attacks made in the name of Gamergate against friends and even staff of the site. But turning your backs on us or dismissing us as misguided simpletons sucks. I resent being held responsible for death threats that most likely originate from some goon squad sociopath but at the very least I had nothing to do with.
You guys at least acknowledge the fact that people that support Gamergate are getting threatened and bullied by extremists and I respect that. But much like GaymerX are already getting harassed for not getting with the program or not doing it soon enough.
I’m done being talked at, listen and believe I think is the saying. Fuck that.
Except @vinny who is literally the best person in the world that I have never met.
But I‘m going back to avoiding video game coverage and playing games in a vacuum, this whole thing is incredibly gross and at this point if I want to know more about a game my best bet is to type it into YouTube search.
It’s been an incredible ride the past 6 years (holy shit just looked that up thought arrow pointing down was like 4 years ago but tangent) and I wish you guys the best of luck.