harlock wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 14:39:
not sure why you assume people who dont give a shit about participating in all the drama are actually listening to these idiots demands and acquiescing to them
You seemed to have miss the part where developers who don't listen to "these idiots" come under heavy fire. It can sometimes alter what gets promoted and what doesn't (which can be life or death for some studios).
This is not to say that every developer/publisher will fold, but it is to say that these people are actively aiming to influence what makes it into the industry and how it portrays content (which is what that indie dev was talking about in the interview I linked).
We've already seen these individuals affect things like Hotline Miami 2 and Saints Row. It doesn't matter if people think the changes are good or not, it's to simply point out that they do have influence and they want to grow this influence.