The problem here is that these squealing man-children, so desperate to keep women out of their precious games, want it both ways. They want gaming to be taken seriously as a culture and art form, while at the same time throwing an unbelievable tantrum when subjected to serious criticism. This is ludicrous and immature on so many levels. Gaming isn’t for you, anymore. Gaming is for everyone. Everyone gets to have their say, to make their criticism, and gaming doesn’t need you to defend it.
The only thing left for these people to do is put their toys back in the pram and huddle together as the tide rises against them, until they wake up in five year’s time and realise that Assassin’s Creed 7 was actually a pretty good game, even though they had to waste three precious seconds flicking the gender over to ‘male’ on the character creation screen so they can feel comfortable again. Change is inevitable, especially when half of the freaking gamers in the country are women and actually want to play some games that don’t treat them like disposable trash.
So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.
The Switch is currently on Kickstarter, raising funds for its first season.
It’s a transgender fantasy-comedy series starring actual trans people. It’s queer, geeky, political, and weird.
We hit our first milestone over the weekend, and so we’ve released the pilot for you to enjoy.
You can watch it in full by clicking here.
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trigger warnings for this episode: transphobia, implied violence, implied suicidal thoughts (including a noose), forced closeting, sorcery, brief eye horror, food. (apologies for not including this list originally, thanks to Cemi for pointing it out.)