Not sure where to post this really, this is more of a general discussion that doesn’t warrant a new thread, so I guess here will do.
Does anyone else feel really… disillusioned with the idea of “gamers” recently? I mean, I know it is an arbitrary term (as far as I am concerned anyone who plays video games for any length of time on any device can call themselves a gamer) but as a more niche subculture I am just feeling more and more distant from it every day. Blizzard have literally been forced to slow down the rate of planned updates for Overwatch so that they can tackle the game’s most toxic players. The game’s development is being affected purely because people can’t act with a modicum of civility or decency when playing online. Racist, homophobic, sexist bullies are everywhere and people defend them - In the game itself, on forums, on comments sections, everywhere you look. And this all takes place among the backdrop of this already exhausting git gud" culture. It just makes me feel more and more distanced from the hobby every single day. I love video games, but I’m starting to resent “gamers”. Is this out of the ordinary?
That whole “Gamergate” shit seems to have started a downward spiral of awful behaviour and it shows no signs of stopping.