#GamerGate from a Gamer’s Perspective

Sums up a lot of the issue very well, I think

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GG saves mario

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while.  If you don’t know me, I have a very “heal and forgive” mentality so it’s actually particularly difficult for me to see the entrenched, motionless, culture war stalemate that is the gaming industry right now.  So I suppose this is my appeal to the anti-GG crowd, to Anita Sarkeesian, or anyone else.  Progress and dialogue can only happen when we try to understand the opposing side’s point of view, and I sincerely hope there might be some out there who are looking for such.

I began gaming as a kid on Sega Genesis.  It was an awesome way to play with my siblings.  In high school my friends and I avoided the party scene for religious reasons, and gaming was an alternative way for us to get 16 people together on a Saturday night and play Halo on Xbox LAN parties without…

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