the moment i realized that place was really gone was in a discussion where some users continues arguing that now the term "gamer" was an entirely negative term and that the definition changed with time and that i was being stupid for not realizing that what i thought about the word didn't reflect what SOCIETY now thought about the term.Pay attention to what she's saying. They aren't aiming for casuals. She's specifically aiming for the activist, twitter users and ERA. These are people who normally don't buy video games and see "gamers" as toxic white cis males and thus see inhernt evil within the medium, thus their continued attempt to remove variety from games and replace it with what they deem fit. The average person does not think like these people do.
in the meanwhile lady gaga had just made a tweet the day before calling herself a gamer and everyone understood it as "someone who plays games" with no additional negative connotation.
some people live in their own little world and don't even relize it.