Let’s face it: Gamers are a bad crowd to piss off. Sure, it’s not like you’d be in physical danger, but c’mon. Gamers are quick to anger, fiercely protective of their pastime, vindictive, and have an inordinate amount of free time on their hands. Need proof?
Pop-psych author Cooper Lawrence (whom we all learned to love for her laughably ignorant statements regarding Mass Effect) found the Amazon ranking for her book, â€œThe Cult of Perfection: Making Peace With Your Inner Overachieverâ€ demolished by hundreds of user-reviews (412 of the bookâ€™s 472 total reviews were 1 star), most of which were none to shy about the concept of slamming a book without having read it. You know, like ya do.
Lawrence has since apologized for her remarks (placing the blame squarely on an unnamed ‘someone’ and not the more personal moral failing of moralizing over and condemn something with which she was wholly unfamiliar with. But hey, she agreed to appear on Fox, so we’ll just have to assume a grander than normal sense of moral flexibility.
Really now… In her own words: â€œBefore the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said itâ€™s like pornography.â€ Maybe it’s this that separates me from those mysterious beings who become pundit show experts, but I believe I’d find myself a little more than hesitant to appear on a nationally broadcast quasi-debate segment with nothing more than that vaguely worded nugget of knowledge in my hip pocket.
So kudos to you, angry gamers, for your defense of our pastime and for your blow against dumbassery.