Funny you should bring that up.I'm randomly jumping in but... Has anyone told whoever wrote this video games are just electronic toys and not to take them so fucking seriously?
Like, I get being passionate about your favorite series and stuff but jfc, this is so a first world problem. I can't imagine the mentality to be so absorbed in this stupid dogma and not see the bigger picture and just enjoy life while you're living in a nice, cozy first world country with all your needs met.
A hobbyist sperging about something they care about can be forgiven for said sperging since it's.... Y'know, something they're invested in. It's not limited to video games, it's all hobbies, everywhere, as anyone who's talked trains with a miniature railroad enthusiast or tabletop games with the likes of @Randall Fragg knows. Telling anyone that something they've invested time or energy in doesn't matter is a sure-fire way to piss them off, which is why it's a zero-effort way to do so. The smarter ones will realize you have a nugget of truth in there, realize that they're overreacting, and take a nice cool glass of lol calm down.
But there's something very interesting that happens when you confront the Progressive activist circuit with this same strategy: They get fucking enraged, to a degree a even a genuine hobbyist won't, and the more innocuous the dismissal, the more it aggravates them. I've seen the more inveterate ResetERA posters get driven into a fucking meltdown over the same lol calm down that would cause self-reflection in an actual hobbyist, which is a very interesting response from a lolcow perspective.
At a glance, this doesn't make a lick of sense, until you analyze the people doing it a bit closer. The activist circuit mostly consists of people whose lone accomplishment of note is being an activist and supporting "the right side of history." Many of them have no real qualifications, minimal skills, and no job prospects beyond activism. An embarassingly high number of them are on SSDI, and this activism consumes pretty much all of their time and energy. A reoccurring theme with them, to the point that it's virtually a meme in the ResetERA thread, is that they grow absolutely incensed by the mere suggestion that something they're Autistically screeching about isn't as big a problem as they think it is.
They have nothing except this.