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.