Guys, I love video games. I'm a huge gamer.

I like talking about video games. I like talking about them with both my male and female friends. I like talking about them with people I've never met. And other than a few jackasses clearly "testing me" to make sure I'm legit (similar to crap I've had to deal with working at a comic shop the past 5 years) , no one has ever really said anything truly awful.

But Kotaku comment threads make me want to puke.

And it makes me upset.

And it confuses me.

Because I love video games, and video game news, and IRL gamer communities. So, why do those comment boards just feel like such ignorant cesspools or misogyny and asshole-ness? Just why?