I am not a gamer, but I can tell as well as anyone forced to pay attention for twelve minutes, that a pack of social justice warriors have been highjacking the gaming media for their own ends, and now, apparently, one can make a lot of money by being obnoxious on twitter until something that can be construed as a threat comes in.
I am not on twitter and I only have a facebook account because of family. It is clear, however, that every attempt is being made at having an industry of the permanently outraged. It is clear the gamers are telling these people to go pound sand. They just want good games, not this silliness.
There is this phrase- "make me a sandwich," which I used to think was a very stupid comment to whatever it the feminist complaint was, but it increasingly rings true because no matter how carefully you try to bring the SJWs through the logic tree, they just won't shut up. Make a good game, gamers will buy it. Make stupid games, gamers will ignore them. Try to highjack the gamer media by sleeping around and trying to establish unfair rules that insulate you from having to actually produce- either games or decent journalism- again the gamers are going to ignore you. And hopefully, your funding will dry up. Oh sure, I guess you can probably get the government to prop you up, just like it is propping up every other sick zombie pretense we see in this country.
I seriously think there needs to be another push for decentralized systems on the internet. The feed readers I use, the commenting systems I run into, email, etc- the corporations running the servers are more likely to at least initially respond to social justice workers, or illegal government requests, or active shaping of conversations. The people responsible for the corruption in the gaming media will be out of a job if the free market is allowed to do its work- but you can tell they are hoping for some level of government intervention to insulate them from their own stupidity.
Come to think of it, I don't want to make money by provoking death threats. It would require spending way to much time dealing with people I don't want to deal with.