posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Aug 2014 18:59 UTC
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What an awful week for the culture that surrounds and influences video games.

That's putting it very mildly. The people responsible for all of this - like the people who threatened a critic of the portrayal of women in games with physical/sexual violence - should be sent to jail. Especially the 'Kevin Dobson' character should probably be locked up in a mental institution for life.

Especially the treatment of women in the gaming industry - whether on-screen or off-screen - is absolutely horrible. As an n=1 social experiment, I often pretend to be female in my League of Legends matches, and the kind of shit you get thrown at you when you do so is disgusting.

I can shake it off because I'm actually not female - but I shudder at the thought of not being able to do so.


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