|This picture is stupid. Both are gamers. This first is just an attention whore, which exists in every clique|
Aisha Tyler got the privilege to present Ubisoft's press conference at E3. And gamers across the internet flamed her to no end, calling her out. Stating that she wasn't a real gamer. What does that even mean anyway? She responded with this amazing letter:
For those of you who aren't big into video gaming, it's pretty well known that there is drama in the politics of having a vagina and playing games. I'm ashamed to admit that I've taken part myself many times. Bashing other girls simply because I had a vagina and was intimidated by their beauty. Stating that I was better because I did more, knew more or simply was "one of the guys". I did it to make myself feel better. That because she was prettier, I was somehow less of a woman.
But in my life I've gone to many tournaments, video game expos and met so many wonderful people in the video game industry (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! <3 ). I've also gotten the chance to meet so many lovely women in many shapes, sizes, skill levels, levels of passion for the game and level of warship for anything and everything video games. And some of these people still annoy me. We can't all like and be loved by everyone! And sadly, because of the drama noted above, many undergo the same harassment and the same prejudice.
|The official Quakecon Girls 2010. Skills and passions varied from casual to extremely competitive. |
Over 1000 girls attend Quakecon each year.
For those interested I play Quake, Minecraft & Counter-Strike on the PC.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have a pyramid to help Jeremy complete in Minecraft.