Several people have mentioned Shadow Warrior and I would agree that it's worth getting (especially since it's dirt cheap at this point) but I should point out that it very much does not have cool bosses. The writing's pretty poor too, if you care about that sort of thing.
The issue isn't the combination of geeks and politics, it's the combination of ad-funded content, internet forums and politics; it encourages click-bait articles and tends to produce valueless bickering in the comments instead of well reasoned and researched content and interesting discussions...
The comparison with piracy is actually pretty strong; it doesn't seem right that the creator of something gets no recompense for the use of their creation, but at the same time I'm not sure there's anything that developers can do to improve the situation for themselves.
Wait a minute, so Sterling "owns" the Clippers but he can't do what he wants with it and is now having it forcibly taken away from him because the NBA doesn't like what he said? Sports teams have DRM; confirmed.
Wait, what? Sampat sought data about whether women want to work in games by conducting a survey of women who were working in games or wanted to work in games. People can see why that's completely nonsensical, right?
It seems like it would be more worthwhile to give Kotor 2 back to Obsidian and actually let them finish it this time. Or have them make Kotor 3 and actually let them finish it this time. Or have them make any game and actually let them finish it this time.
Well, I'm not necessarily going to say it was her fault because it sounds very much like the game was developed in such a way as to make writing for it very difficult, but the writing in Mirror's Edge 1 was just awful so this really isn't very concerning.