Often when you take it upon yourself to dish out hot takes, you can feel pressured to Say Something about pressing issues, even if you don’t have any expertise or background in studying those issues. The fact is, even if you can correctly identify a root problem — e.g., white supremacy and toxic masculinity — you probably won’t have the ability to clearly communicate fixes.
Yes, of course, duh. With a new section on video game writers and other journalists unionizing. Shoutouts to @IWWFJU for being rad as hell.
I was tempted to start No Escape as a response – a spiteful response – to individuals within games media who maintain that the only correct position to take regarding politics in games is the one closest to the middle. No Escape would be a rejection of that position, and on top of that it would be opposed to an even more nefarious force within games discourse that claims games for the reactionary right-wing.