This comment from a post on polygon summarizes my view on GamerGate pretty nicely:

"The problem is that when an activist group is defined entirely by its amorphous, anonymous nature, it's impossible to hold it accountable for anything, because everyone's reasons for being part of it are different. » 10/16/14 2:45pm 10/16/14 2:45pm

A lot of people, myself included, get sort of attached to the orcs that keep coming back, or that kill us over and over. That means when something happens involving that orc, we're more invested in the outcome. That leads to a more immersive game experience. » 10/14/14 6:04pm 10/14/14 6:04pm