You need the context to understand what happened.
You have the lazy man, the apolitical one, the one who just want to grill, who is happy having bread and circus and just want to be left alone. He won't complain as long as you let him have his bread and his circus.
In our case, video game in the circus of the youth.
We have a thing called video game journalist to cover the topic. Not many people read that but it exist.
Now, over the courses of a few years, it went from what you except gaming journalism to be to insane socjus. Articles were about how to help trans people to feel more integrated, on how to fight racism, on the patriarchy. Gamer just want to play game, just leave him alone. Video games producers got hit too, and politic began to be insufled in games. It created a lot of discontent on the whole gamer population.
The exact same thing would happen if they had to play as a poor German kid in Poland being opressed by the evil Jewish Pole.
The last drop was the censure on every social media, including reddit, including 4chan's /v/? including 4chan's /pol/ of one minor affair about an exchange of sexual favor for good review.
Gamers dislkied that, and did pretty much nothing.
Then all video game newspapers said, the same day gamers are dead.
Gamers disliked that, and did pretty much nothing.
Then some of the feminist behind it went to the UN to talk about how sexist gamers are, and medias gave coverage only to the socjus.
All while the gamers just sat on their chair and tried to get their circus.
Long story short: the socjus movement always receive entire millions when they need some money, always get news coverage from a fortune 500 company when they need it and never have any problem with the justice even when they do something illegal like fake bomb treats or planting spybots on their website.
By pure coincidence, it was just a few year after pic related…. when the American left went after the banks and Obama could not send the cops to beat them back into submissions without ruining his PR.