I like indie games, and I like non-traditional games. I'm okay with political and social themes in games.
Sometimes I do just want to play a big dumb triple A game, especially on a new console. I think a lot of the gamer population is even more like that. They'll try things that are different, but they crave a traditional console game. They want to see graphics pushed to the limits. They want familiar controls. They want to know everyone else is playing the same game as them. Their purchases feel more validated - that last bit is a really big part of what pulls the strings on people's emotions in online game discussion.
So, I think a lot of the traction this situation has gotten with people online has to do with their being starved for decent Triple A games - 2014 has been the Year of the Indie much as 2013 was the Year of Luigi. That's absolutely no reason for misogyny or death threats or trolling, but I think a lot of people out there just feel like, where the heck did mainstream gaming go this year? The first mainstream game to get any traction with critics on these consoles is a Lord of the Rings game, of all things?
Well, the reality is that genres and projects always shift, and launch year games are often disappointing for fans of every genre. I hated the whole beginning of the PS3/xbox era because 1st and 3rd person console shooters were coming into style and RPGs and strategy were on their way out. But eventually games along the lines of what I enjoy came back in a big way. Persona 4 came out. Demon's Souls got localized. Beyond Earth is coming.
Anyway, I don't use twitter. I'm not really following this whole situation. Basically just saying, you don't need a movement to express that you don't like where games are going. And you don't need to blame individual developers or reviewers. Suppose one of them really was a truly stupendous heel - how much influence do they really have in the grand scheme of things? The culture and business of what kind of games get made is a lot larger than that.
Games can't stay the same forever; traditions get stale. I think it's okay to protest and express yourself if the games you like go away, but I would always hesitate to support any group whose ideas you don't truly share. Better to just speak for yourself. And for people that do really represent all of what I've heard about gamergate, I doubt the true believers represent even a tiny percentage of people involved in our hobby.