The PBS Youtube shows are just so good! I don’t even play that many video games and this channel is incredibly intriguing.
This isn’t an issue I’ve ever even thought about, and now I’m a little upset because it’s obviously such an overlooked problem. I’ve only vaguely read about the social issues within the gaming world as it is, and part of that is that I’m not a gamer. It’s interesting, but it follows the pattern: nerds are really insular. Even now, when nerding is a big trend, there are people that try to keep themselves encapsulated: the backlash against “fake cosplayers” and “gamer girls”, brony culture, “filthy casuals”, haha. I can see the big patches of people who put up the red tape, whether or not they realize it or not. I mean, the whole stereotype of the gamer in their mom’s basement eating junk food and lacking a job is based on the notion that gamers don’t like social change/”growing up.”
The lack of acceptance top-down? Makes sense business-wise. It’s risky. The community is loud when it wants to be.