Video game enthusiest. Enjoys playing games more than complaining about them.
"Even at the darkest corners of this industry, you can still be blinded by light when playing with friends"
-me (I said this)
Thanks Miku for sharing that, it’s a lot to take in. I’d like to say that online gaming in general can be real shitty, but it has also become my favorite part of gaming. That doesn’t mean I haven’t learned my lesson, hopping on GTA online last year taught me for the final time that playing with randoms is both a bad way to play, and sometimes an emotionally draining experience. After hearing so many F and N word in those 30 seconds of GTA V, I ejected that disc and never played it again. I can only imagine if any of that was actually directed at me.
Now that game has a particularly hostile environment, but I’ve learned if I did go back in there, it would have been in party chat with friends, and zero chance of hearing someone’s random hate speech. But looking forward I’m more excited for a game like Destiny that understands this problem from the get go. Destiny won’t have a single way in any mode to randomly hear people speaking, one needs to be invited into their group. That goes for both PvE and PvP matchmaking, and they seem to be sticking to that even though I see some people complaining that it ruins any chance of teamwork betwean randoms. But to trade that in so people never here that one guy complaining about his teammates all the time, never mind harassers, is a smart way to hand online.
I do wish more players could find people to play with though, I feel like PSN and Xbox Live are doing their new social initiatives a disservice by trying to copy things from Facebook or twitter. There are things to learn from there, but there’s also a lot of innovation that should come from looking at it from a direction focused on playing games.
Anyways, back on topic, thanks for giving your experiences and thoughts too, we as an industry have a long way to go to make the industry more welcome to women, I can see that effort starting and growing, but it hasn’t taken hold everywhere.
You still don’t get it, this article is about the harassment, less women are in the video game industry because they don’t feel welcome here. And it’s represented in both the games we play, and certain vocal people on the internet who will attack females relentlessly as if they shouldn’t be playing video games. It’s not just your extremist here that is under attack, it’s any female that wants to simply play a video game and not be attacked.
None of this is about the money or the attention, you can call her an extremist all you want, but do not compare her to the people threatening her and her families life. Because one person is doing some actual good for this industry, while the others are human filth.
I hear a lot of fans screaming….
Once they realize how unlikely this appears to be until this tiny weenie little problem is worked out by Disney…
Fox owns distribution rights to the original Star Wars, No. 4 in the series, in perpetuity in all media worldwide. And as for the five subsequent movies, Fox has theatrical, nontheatrical, and home video rights worldwide through May 2020.