So I finally got around to watching that Anita Sarkeesian interview on the Colbert report and while it was just as pointless as I thought for the average person in the gaming know it’s still interesting to see how she has been propped up lately to be the face of Gaming in popular media. It seems all these attacks have done was create attention around here and her brand. It is these things that have created awareness around her to the point that her name has gone beyond our gaming community, and that reach seems to be growing.
However I don’t think I would want her as the spokesperson of gaming. I am already sold on what she’s selling, hell, i’ve sold it as well but I’m just not really sold on the sales person. Now it’s not because of any complaints or concerns about her credentials, you play games or identify as a gamer then that’s good enough for me. You research something as well and that gives you the right to critique it. It’s more that I don’t feel her passion in the same way I do when people like Mark Jacobs and David Georgeson, or even people like Hideo Kojima speak. There are so many youtube personalities out there as well that I think would be far more suited. As much as I hate Pew die Pie .. why not?
It seems that’s what is kind of needed right now within the popular media. Someone to look towards as a spokesperson, maybe not even one person to look towards instead of constantly refferring to whatever “expert” they pick out at the time. Most of the time we get no voice in those arguments, just the same old gaming is evil line so it would be nice to have someone that could be the voice, that is known and respected for it. That people admire.
Sooo.. quick question then, Who would you want to be the face of gaming?