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Aisha Tyler Rants “I’Ve Been A Gamer Since Before You Could Read.”


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For people who care, the consensus seems to be that Ubisoft won E3 this year. Part of that was owed to a NSFW Far Cry 3 trailer, thesurprise spectacle of Watch Dogs and the hosting of Aisha Tyler. But the MCing of comedian and co-star of best-thing-ever Archer didn't win over everybody. Need some proof? How about these comments from NeoGAF, YouTube and Twitter:

"Don't know who she is, but I don't like her already"

"******* what an annoying ******* *****. Ubisoft actually_ announced some good games and her and that ****tard backstage ruined every single ******* presentation."

this is what happens when you let the jews and liberals infect your industry_ to inject "diversity" and "progress"

dont let them kill our games people

"Are people actually commending Aisha Tyler's job hosting theUbisoft conference? She's just a step below Mr. Caffeine"

This PIRATED VIDEO IS ILLEGAL of internet invective didn't escape Tyler's attention and late last night, she fired back at the haters with a post on her Facebook page. Some of the choicest cuts from her rant include the following:

I go to E3 each year because I love video games.

Because new titles still get me high.

Because I still love getting swag.

Love wearing my gamer pride on my sleeve.

People ask me what console I play.

***********, ALL of them.

I don't give out my gamertag because I don't want a mess of noob jackholes lining up

to assassinate me on XBL.

I don't give a **** what you think about my gamerscore.

I don't play to prove a point.

I don't play to be the best.

I play because I love it.

Y'know, it does suck when celebrities and media types who know nothing about the creation and culture of video games pop their heads into something like E3 for a grasp at profit or relevance. Four E3s ago, I sat filing a story in the upper levels of the Los Angeles Convention Center and watched as a whole camera crew followed Spencer & Heidi from MTV reality dramaThe Hills. Now, it's entirely possible that they love video games and wanted to see the announcements. But you don't need to bring a whole camera crew to do that. To me, that was the worst kind of carpet-bagging that sometimes happens in the video games business. And yeah, let's call them out for that. But Aisha Tyler isn't that kind of person.

The trollery directed at her exemplifies a troubling problem at the core of nerd culture. A hardcore base wants respect and recognition for the merits of whatever they love, be it comics, games or something else. But when someone they perceive as an outsider professes to share this love, the pitchforks come out.

The standards of what makes a true or real gamer are arbitrary, anyway. 20 years ago, first-person shooters weren't the nucleus of what was considered hardcore. But tastes change and people who passionately play games change, too. The person taking you out in a Battlefield 3match might be a soccer mom or a retiree. Or it might be Nathan Fillion or Aisha Tyler.

Dear Gamers [Facebook]

Gamers these days have became cowards and a bunch of cyber bullies, It saddens me.

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People need to get over it. They buy games that cost millions to make and often feature celebrity voice acting, have multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, etc. Video games are only getting bigger in America. With that comes all the flash and glitz of any other popular industry.

But the internet is where nerds go to feel important and have the sensation of mattering... so whatever. If any celebrity gets butt hurt over the wildly ignorant and offensive crap people spew online, they have no one to blame but themselves. Most people say stuff on a computer screen that they would never in their life say to someone's face.

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People need to get over it. They buy games that cost millions to make and often feature celebrity voice acting, have multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, etc. Video games are only getting bigger in America. With that comes all the flash and glitz of any other popular industry.

But the internet is where nerds go to feel important and have the sensation of mattering... so whatever. If any celebrity gets butt hurt over the wildly ignorant and offensive crap people spew online, they have no one to blame but themselves. Most people say stuff on a computer screen that they would never in their life say to someone's face.

Ding. I know right?

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