There has been more I have meant to say, both in text and on video, regarding #Gamergate and the unfortunate events from a couple weeks ago; I have been distracted by other pressing life matters, which sometimes happens.
In the mean time, Ms. Sarkeesian wrote a piece in the NYTimes, and as the old saying goes, I couldn't have said it better myself...
"The time for invisible boundaries that guard the “purity” of gaming as a niche subculture is over. The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about.
Those who police the borders of our hobby, the ones who try to shame and threaten women like me into silence, have already lost. The new reality is that video games are maturing, evolving and becoming more diverse.
Those of us who critique the industry are simply saying that games matter. We know games can tell different, broader stories, be quirky and emotional, and give us more ways to win and have fun."