When I was 14 I knew Mike Shinoda’s rap from “In the End” verbatim and that is my greatest pride and shame.
I just want to play games and talk about them with people who also play games and not have to shout over pasty white guys with profound fantasies of victimhood.
I get “not all gamers” are bad but I honestly think dudes like jontron are pretty representative of the culture at large and jontron actively contributes to the most toxic aspects of gaming culture. That’s not even getting into the 4chan crowd. So yeah, I feel completely comfortable saying “destroy gaming culture” while still loving games themselves and talking about games.
I absolutely love video games and I think gaming culture is vile and toxic and the gamergate nerds who think those things are mutually exclusive are truly grasping at straws to justify their victim complex.