A group of disgruntled gamers who have finally, after collectively combining their brain cells, managed to come up with a unified theory of gamer discrimination that includes Anita Sarkeesian’s videos about sexism in games, Zoe Quinn, every game media outlet ever, the immensely powerful indie game mob, and girls on Tumblr.
Thus far the hive mind has come up with “stop calling me a virgin” and “I didn’t like Gone Home so it was bad and stop talking about it and making everything gay.”
#gamergate is the death rattles for the gamer identity as we knew it. Games are (slowly) diversifying in both content and representation. The media is talking about things like Gone Home and gender in gaming instead of exclusively focusing on hardware specs and how many women’s asses you get to slap in Duke Nukem. Women and people of color are showing up in gaming spaces more and more. “Gamer” no longer means anything except a person who plays games, and some capital-G Gamers are unwilling to let the identity become a descriptor.
"alright looks like they expect me to sit in their fancy chair" ISN’T THERE A DUDE IN A CHAIR DEAD LIKE A FLOOR BELOW US
AND DID YOU NOT HEAR THE DEATH BELLS AND THE FOGHORN AND SEE THE FUCKING SKY TURN RED?!?
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Top 10 video games in no particular order:
- Silent Hill 2
- Fatal Frame 2 (apparently I like the second games in horror series)
- FFX (this is not the best in the series at all but it has my heart)
- Rule Of Rose
- Resident Evil 4
- Legend of Zelda don’t make me choose one I won’t choose one
- Final Fantasy XII
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does sims 4 even exist? are they just going to keep deconfirming everything until the game just doesnt even exist anymore?