The GameOn Magazine Issue 58 - Page 7

Articles Aisha Tyler - The Re-Return couldn’t believe someone as “mainstream” and “preppy” as her could possibly be into videogames. Of course, looking back now I am disgusted at my more judgemental self because I have been on the receiving end of that sort of thinking. The backlash she got for hosting that press conference was immense. SO many people slating her for being a “fake gamer girl” (oh how much I now hate that phrase), throwing insults at her, questioning her authenticity and acting like they had some kind of insider information, or look-in on her private thoughts and interests. Issue 58 • August 2014 Despite this onslaught of hatred, she was back the following year, dripping with enthusiasm for the games on show. Why would she come back and risk that same public slandering again? What’s the point? The reaction from the majority of the gaming community was the same again, almost outrage that she had been allowed to come back. What is a famous, beautiful actress doing hosting a game show again? She has no place here, she doesn’t fit in! Particularly over here in the UK, the cynicality that seems to be hardwired into our brains came into play. No one could be that excited about something and be being genuine. She MUST be faking it. It probably didn’t help that the new consoles she was being so hyped up about were failing to hit the mark for a lot of us. But we bought them didn’t we? And enjoyed them too, so she was obviously talking from experience. After that second year I thought that was it. With 2 years of abuse on social media, I just knew there was no way she would open herself up to that crap again... Well, I was wrong. Cut to the present day and on walks Aisha Tyler to present the Ubisoft press conference. I am completely taken aback, and even laugh at the fact that she 7 • GameOn Magazine