It kind of says how horrid the political landscape of games has gotten that this kind of letter is considered brave-- it should be common sense. Every discussion on this topic makes me want to walk away slowly and close the door behind me. It's infested what I've loved most, which is talking about video games. At the moment, due to school, I probably read more about games than I get to play them. This petty bullshit about ethics in journalism (which IMHO is completely unfounded) is holding us all back. Lets talk about the business, lets talk about what games make you feel and lets talk about how we can push games in increasingly diverse directions. No one hates you if you don't like Gone Home, we just don't appreciate it when you shit all over it because "it's not a game" or "it's pushing an agenda". You don't need to love every thing.
Maybe its a symptom of video game journalism becoming hugely personality based. Politics is a very polarizing subject, as well a personal one. It makes sense that these things would eventually trickle up into a larger conversation a what video games are. GamerGate feels like its been raging for over half a year, and its only getting worse. Does someone need to die for these people to see the suffering and bullshit-ery they are causing? We're just here to play some games and brag about voxels or something. Remember that.