It’s interesting how differently people can see things. Or can’t see things.
I’ve never considered there to be any culture wars in gaming. I’ve considered there to be people writing about what they are interested in, and then a mob of people getting offended by that and coming crashing in to attack it.
For me, the accusatory tone, constant
lecturingcomplaining and mob-like threatening stance is almost always coming from those who are against any mention of equality, representation, sexuality or politics.
I can’t really call it ‘lecturing’ as it’s usually just complaints or attacks.
I’d be hard pressed to call RPS occasionally mentioning politics ‘lecturing’ either, given that it might comprise about 0.5% of their content and is often pretty mild.
As for sexuality, I rarely notice anyone complaining when the sexuality is straight male.
As for politics, my view is that politics is a part of life and everything. Talking about games without mentioning anything political or bringing your own personal politics into it seems impossible to me.
Maybe when games were about a small triangle shooting asteroids, but hopefully games have evolved beyond that these days.
Mainly though, it seems strange to me when 500 new commenters pile in to attack an article on a particular topic, while ignoring all the other articles, and then they complain about being somehow under attack?
It’s weird how some people see that situation so differently from the way i do.