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It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? – The Daily Beast

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A look at the origins of the movement that would go on to be called Gamergate, and the seeds of toxic, obsessive resentment that have always uniquely afflicted the community calling themselves “gamers.”

Okay, gamers, let’s have a talk.

First of all, my cred—rest assured I am one of your tribe. I have saved the princess, I have united the Triforce, I have shot rockets into the giant goat skull to blow up John Romero’s head. There is documentary evidence that I proposed to my wife at a video game convention where she had to beat the final boss from Sonic 3 & Knuckles before I would marry her.

So no, I’m definitely not one of the fake gamer girls you fear and loathe so much, especially since I’m not a girl. So when I tell you you’re being misogynist losers who are making us all look bad, maybe you’ll listen.

Probably not, though.

(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)