>it was the building anti-SJW movement that provided the accelerant
No, what "provided the accelerant" was every journo, every NGO, every gamedev and publisher, every ISP, every hotpocket on every comment section and every forum from the biggest social media site through official gamedev forums to the tiniest obscure PHPBB hobby forum, all SHUTTING FUCKING EVERYTHING DOWN in unison. All to whiteknight some subpar pussy over gossip that would've otherwise vanished from the news cycle in a week.
It was the Internet equivalent of the Illuminati exerting direct control with MJ12-helmeted goons all over the world when someone mentions them, then pretending innocence. Repeatedly. For a solid month.
>There's no anti-SJW angle on buying good reviews for Kane and Lynch
Insider corruption that exists everywhere under capitalism is also peanuts compared to alien clout-chasing opportunists obliterating an entire artistic medium for temporary self-enrichment.
>gaming culture is deeply shameful in the worst possible way. the gaming industry is corrupt and should be destroyed.
I realize this is half-sarcastic, but the entire sentiment is utter bullshit founded on propaganda. Have some pasta:
All the stereotypes about gamers (overlap with weebs/comics/tabletop, technically inclined, adolescent, antisocial, apolitical or libertarian and in spite of recent whining from salty PoMos gamers always have been and still are primarily left-leaning
, etc.) certainly have a basis in fact, but the biggest problem with stereotyping gamers is that it isn't a niche hobby anymore. Even ignoring the casuals "playing" whale-subsidized mobileshit/socialshit (who make up 1.3 billion "gamers" worldwide, concentrated into developed nations), hardcore gamers amount to ~35M Americans, and being primarily younger males, that means around a quarter
of the ~133M American males under 65 are probably gamers:
https://www.npd.com/lps/pdf/core-gaming-snapshot-report.pdf (size of gaming)
As such, any stereotypes melt away under the fact that, really, we're all normalfags now.
Even ignoring this, it's typically tied into an even further reaching assumption, given out by the screeching one often sees now about how gamers, techies, STEM, etc. are all being subverted by neonazi frogs, and only the Enlightened® PoMo humanities majors can save us. It's a colossal load of nonsense, their shit stinks at least as much as ours, and they know it. The facts needed to debunk it are hardly DEEPEST LORE:
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