Extra Credits. What can I say about them? For the longest time, I held the team in high regard. They love games, and the gaming industry, and it shows. Their passion for games is a beacon in the dark when people want to attack gamers and make them out to be juvenile, hateful creatures who just live in their parents’ basement. Well, it was a beacon, anyway.
I found out that EC is against GamerGate. And they didn’t even manage to have a good justification for it – they ended up stating that the movement was “harmful.” Seriously? Did you even do any research, Dan? James? Did you bother to look up anything other than the words of Sarkeesian, Wu, or the other anti-GG top brass? Did you investigate the multiple incidences where those same people harassed themselves to make the pro-GG side look bad? Because I figured, of all the organizations that existed to critically examine games, you would have spent a little time doing that research. But instead, you just jumped on the Social Justice Warrior / Feminism bandwagon and didn’t manage to critically examine anything.
I’m sad. I want to recommend your videos, and seminars, to my friends. To the people I game with. I want to enjoy what you have to say because, for the most part, it does ring true. But now, I can’t. Not in good faith – not knowing that you would ally yourselves with the worst kind of liars, harassers, and manipulative frauds that I have ever seen.
It was nice knowing you, Extra Credits.