The gaming culture is one of the most welcoming and open culture in existence. It doesn't matter if you're boy, girl, trans, both or neither. It doesn't matter if you believe in God, Allah, or Justin Beiber. You are welcome to be one of us if you honestly love games. Nothing else really matters. It's all about games.
Except it's not all about games. Not anymore.
Corporate greed may be the first evil to dig their fangs into the veins of gaming. But we have a handle on that. We all know corporate greed can ruin games. We're keen to keep them on the defensive.
Of course, we also have ignorant mainstream media that throws nonsense our way once in a while. They're outsiders and they just don't get it.
These days though... you can't go a week without someone holier-than-thou telling you how you should be ashamed to be a gamer because Master Chief isn't a girl... that rescuing a female hostage is objectifying woman because all the male hostages in classic Counter Strike and Rainbow 6 didn't count.
Even worse, these garbage are released by people who are supposed to be gamers, not corporate vampires or outsiders. Our own people are bringing in garbage from mainstream world into the gaming world.
We can no longer look forward to a game simply because the graphic is amazing and gameplay is revolutionary. No. It's all about if a girl dresses too much like Conan. It's about how Mario rescuing Princess Peach objectify women as helpless victims. It's about how killing hundreds of cops and male pedestrians are just fun and games, but killing a single female prostitute is the most horrible thing.
Yes. The real world sucks. 9 year old wife can get f to death by her husband on her wedding night. Girl who got raped can get sent to prison. Yeah. We know. We DO care. We wish the world is a better place, too, BUT THIS IS NOT THE WORLD REVOLUTION INDUSTRY.
THIS IS THE GAME INDUSTRY.
THIS IS THE GAME COMMUNITY.
We have plenty of sh*t in real life. We don't need them in here, too.
We want our artists to focus on making amazing games. We don't want them to be petrified with fear about offending this guy or that girl.
If you don't like our games, that's alright!
Feel free to make your own games!
If they're any good, we will probably buy!
We just want amazing games!
If you're here for games. Welcome to the family!
If you want to fight injustice, fight real evil in the real world. Don't use gamers as target practice.