Rights and wrongs
I’ve been buying PC Gamer since issue two, but have cancelled my subscription. The final straw was reading about balance in Overwatch. It was peppered with talking heads pontificating about “casual ableism” and “women-as-caregiver” cliches. Whatever the rights and wrongs, I have no interest in sub-student moralising in my hobbyist magazine.
I’m aware it’s not a huge thing for you, but it made me quite sad; maybe it’s worth remembering a section of your audience have absolutely no interest in identity politics. Harry
Phil: To me, Overwatch is interesting specifically because its patches tell a story about the divide between its competitive and ‘casual’ audience. I also think people are too sensitive about what they perceive as “identity politics”. It’s not ‘identity politics’ to point out that an esports-centric focus can make things more difficult for players with disabilities. I think it’s important to present that perspective, in addition to the fun stuff that we continue to pack into every issue.
The best in-flight magazine.