I think everyone needs to step back and take a second to reflect on what has happened in the past 10 years or so and then take a look at what has transpired in the past 6 months. The lack of perspective from the GG folks is kinda astounding to say the least. Their fanatical rants based on a self-identifying label and how "gamers" have been harassed is laughable. As we said on our show, this GG issue is the zenith of first world problems on crack.
The "gamers are dead" discussion has been leaned as the crutch to make their argument but honestly I'm sure the amounts of hate and vitriol any of the prominent game journos have gotten in their careers compared to what any one gamer has gotten about their gamer identity probably isn't even close to equal. With that being said, I'm sure to a certain extent those articles were from years of pent up frustration over the nonsense they go through.
I would love to know what the GB staff has seen over the years in terms of gross gamer behavior that they've let roll off their shoulders. So when these particular GG folks talk about how their identity has been crapped on it makes me laugh my ass off.
I think we need to stop with the false equivalences and to a certain extent I understand where Jeff comes off about silence is not letting crazy people have a seat at the discussion table. I agree but, I also believe that people who have power need to express them in a timely manner. This message is great but I think it's a little late.