You, #Gamergaters, with your bilious Internet rage, you think you?re speaking for some core demographic, some historic legacy, but you?re not. You?re speaking for a lie trapped inside your mind; a lie that one somehow has to be ?hardcore? in order to appreciate games; a lie formed by social ineptitude and too much time spent picturing yourself as the only creature that matters in the universe. A lie about male power and privilege, and how dare those women try to ruin your fun? (No matter whose expense you?re having it at). The lie you tell yourselves is one completely incapable of recognizing just how far society has come???that equality is important, and that the tech industry has been misogynistic for a very long time, and that we need to change that, and we?re in the process of doing so, despite the mouthvomits you like to pretend are logical trains of thought.
All the real gamers? They?re the developers now, the reviewers, the writers and the players who remember a time when you couldn?t download a virtual copy of your game, but instead had to go to a Toys?R?Us and hope they had it in stock. The real gamers, both men and women, look at your frantic rantings about ?ethics in videogame journalism,? and they shake their heads sadly, wondering how you could get sucked in by some script-kiddie /b/tards and conspiracy-nut celebrities gleefully using you as a smokescreen for misogynistic hate. They look at the rich diversity of games that exist now, and they are THRILLED, because no one ever thought we?d get this far, and real gamers like PLAYING GAMES.
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