Why Being a Gamer Makes You a Good Person
Goodness. It has been quite the week! In case you are unaware, I am part of a large consumer movement in defense of gamer culture and identity. The movement is called ‘GamerGate’ and it has been more than two months since it started.
On Wednesday, I was featured on HuffPostLive to speak out about the movement. I, along with my colleagues Jemma Morgan and Georgina Young, were fueled with a fiery desire to get our word out there. It was a wild ride, and we are overwhelmed with all the positive responses we’ve been getting!
Please do check it out. The video is here.
As a gamer, I know how important it is to be heard. For so long, and I’m sure you can agree, gamers have been dismissed or ignored for their identity – simply because mainstream media portrays gamers as childish or a menace to society.
This brings me to this week’s video. A video I wanted to share ever since GamerGate became a cultural phenomenon.
I’d like to remind you why you are amazing.
Cheers and keep on gaming.
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