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Independently-produced games that focus on dramatic narratives instead of graphical fidelity and explosions have become more popular, and many smaller companies and individuals produce games containing socially-aware messages that treat games as an art form.
Additionally mobile platforms are now nearly ubiquitous.
The result is an expansion of relatively simple games (e.g.
Gamergate as a whole is an amorphous and leaderless hate mob, but a few particularly heinous assholes show up now and again to lead Gamergate to their pet cause.
The cream of the crop include vloggers Phil Mason, Carl Benjamin, and Davis Aurini; failed tabloid journalist turned alt-right media gadfly Milo Yiannopoulos; feminist in-name-only Christina Hoff Sommers; and just terrible science fiction writer Theodore Beale.
When these dim bulbs aren't pointing the masses in their favoured direction, the rest of Gamergate just goes along doing what it normally does: embroil itself in sexism/misogyny, anti-feminism, racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, transphobia, and the culture war against "SJWs" (with a focus on video games), while others in the movement try to deny culpability and lay blame on third party trolls.
A more detailed account of the events is given below.
The mainstream video game industry regularly ignores women and focuses on the stereotypical "hardcore gamer": teenage or young adult straight white men who allegedly care more about gameplay and technical innovation than storytelling.