Never thought there was such a thing as “game journalists”, and never will.
I referred to this in 2007 timeframe and I’ll say it now in 2014: people who write about games are not journalists…therefore, they have no duty to journalistic integrity nor do they have a duty to journalistic ethics. These people are doing what we expect them to do. So, #GamerGate was very easy to predict. Add in the current SJW (Social Justice Warrior) trend into the mix, and you get a corrupt free for all where all your pet political peeves MUST be part of every game or you’ll shriek bloody murder. What? Not enough LGBTABCWTFBBQ!!11 in the game?…well, better shriek and get that noticed because God help us if there aren’t at least 5 LGBTABCWTFBBQ!!11 representative characters. Imply butt sex in all the things. What? Not enough women in a certain game company……well, better shriek and get that noticed because we all know more women in game design AUTOMATICALLY creates great games. Because science….and SJ checklists.
Here’s my next prediction: unless the game industry takes back the creative juice that the SJWs are sucking up, games will die a slow…painful death. It’s already started. Remember…games were created by talented, imaginative men like T?ru Iwatani, Shigeru Miyamoto, Rob Pardo, etc ad infinitum. If those men cared about SJ now, I can guarantee they didn’t care about it when they were creating things like Zelda. If the game industry turns pink, men will leave. If men leave, gaming…at least in this format…will die.
It’s very simple: when you care more about your check list of causes then you do about gameplay, your game will turn pink and it will suck. Depression Quest…enter stage right.
This is nothing short of a fight for your hobby against parasites who want nothing but to shit in your sandbox.
Anyway. Carry on. It’s not as if my writing is rusty or anything.