Every weekday evening I have the pleasure of teaching game production to a small group of men and women – asian, african-american, latino, and white – most of whom are at least 30 years younger than I. But what unites us all is our love of games.
So, I am saddened that, due to recent incidents of harassment in the gaming community, that there is now talk of the need to “take back” the word “gamer”, as though it were a perjorative. I am even more distressed to read some editorials in the gaming press that we should give up using the word “gamer” altogether, as though it were exclusive rather than inclusive.
Yes, there are trolls who hide behind the mask of anonymity and put down anyone who is superficially (and apparently, morally) different from them – but that happens all over the internet. And yes, there was an…
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