Gamergate is what drove me out of gaming and got me into politics instead.
I used to be a gamer in a big way before GG , I would camp out in front of my local EB for midnight game release pizza parties where everyone would get they game at the stroke of midnight.
I used to run a guild that prided itself on being pretty open , this guild had been running for around 10 years and was pretty well established, anyone could join the guild no matter who or what they were we did not care as long as they loved the games that we played that was all that mattered , but we were not into IDPOL in any way , we had strict no religion and no politics in public chat rules , which were pretty much our only rules.
However back to GG, when gamer gate happened it was pretty much a non-event for us , nobody discussed politics so it seemed like it was going to blow over.
BUT we had a problem , a few members of the guild thought it would be a great idea to invite a couple of their SJW activist friends into the guild , and these SJWs invited yet more SJWs and they became hostile to all the old regulars of the guild , demanding statements denouncing GG and saying that the guild had always been misogynistic even though about 50% of the members were female and 60% of the officers were female. This pretty much caused a guild civil war and myself and things got real bad.
I ended up having to quit all the games I used to love playing since I would be harassed nonstop by SJWs since I used to be a leader of a guild they decided was "problematic".
So I decided to work to address the problems they thought were problematic and after reading way too many books of socialist political theory I came to the inescapable conclusion that IDPOL was, ironically, the root cause of most of problems that the SJWs claimed to fight against , they were causing the drama that claimed to hate , so I dedicated myself to becoming a socialist to stop IDPOL and hopefully curing the madness that caused GG.