Gamers Respond to Hate Against Developers with #welovegamedevs Twitter Hashtag

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 22, 2014

At times love becomes though love, and on the internet it’s even easier for it to become negativity, contempt or even hatred, often expressed lightly and without the understanding that it can actually hurt real people on the other side of the monitor.

Lately there have been many such cases, with developers targeted in ways that are better not described, by those that profess themselves fans or “gamers.”

To counter this wave of exploding negativity, The Guardian’s Keith Stuart appealed to his fellow twitter users to show their love with the #welovegamedevs hashtag, probably without imagining that he was about to open the floodgates, but this time in a good way.

Since then the hashtag has been used hundreds of times to show appreciation for game developers, by gamers around the world, in an outpouring of love that seemed quite needed, for once.

If you want to offer your support to the developers that make the games you enjoy, and help showing that gamers aren’t a hive mind of rotting negativity and hate, you can take to twitter, pick some developers you love, and just let them know how you feel.

I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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