I can totally see how this is legit.
No, really, I can.
On one hand, we have a man (problem one, apparently) who, at 23 years old, created nigh single-handedly the game that propelled first person shooters into the popularity they control today. Didn’t even finish his degree! Just, after two quarters, said “fuck this, I’m gonna go make games.” Without this man, without DOOM, there is no call of duty. There is no Halo. There is no battlefield.
And, to some, this is acceptable. Those games are starting to be the real evil in the industry. They’re rehashes of rehashes of reskins. These games aren’t innovating, like DOOM did.
Without Carmack, without DOOM, without Id Software, we have precisely dick in the means of first person shooters.
And on the other hand, we have a female who does nothing but pisses and moans about gender representation in vidya. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying women or transgendered people should be misrepresented. It’s not fair to them. Not in the least.
However, I can’t but sit and wonder how posting passive-aggressive twitter messages at the ‘entitled overprivileged white males’ (I’d love to talk about that one, but not my fight) and a over funded youtube video series has anything to do with influencing the video game industry.
Don’t try to explain it to me, you’ll just make me more angry.
TLDR: Carmack is one of the sole reasons video games enjoy the popularity today that they do, and he’s not even regarded as the founding father that he is. Sarkeesian does precisely nothing for the industry; and people keep giving her money and sucking her dick.
Proof that there’s zero justice in the world.