Anyone who has activated the microphones of their partner or opponent at least once during an online game has certainly received insults. And unfortunately, derogatory remarks and other insults seem to be even more common and numerous when the recipient is a woman. A video of a gamer getting angry during a game recently went viral. So viral that one of the Xbox developers responded publicly.
Often referred to as the “father of the Xbox,” Seamus Blackley recently spoke about a video showing sexist abuse during the game. Halo infinite. It all started when an Australian streamer answered the pseudonym.Grenade Queen
During that game, his performance clearly did not live up to his teammates’ expectations. And they used these statistics to cover “Grenade Queen” with sexist remarks. In addition to being asked to leave, or “go play fortnite“The streamer’s teammates also advise her to do so”She shows her tits on Twitch. “
To justify the need to leave the game, one of the chat participants points out that “Master Chief was never a woman. According to Grenade Queen, these absolutely disturb ing remarks are only part of what she is due. Unsurprisingly, these statements and other insults on social media generated violent reactions.
Sexist abuse makes “Xbox dad“
And among the people who commented on this sad spectacle was Seamus Blackley. The “Xbox Father” quoted the video for “Grenade Queen” and attached his opinion:
This is not the future we envisioned for Xbox Live. The gaming community should point this out and stop (that type of behavior) with the help of Microsoft. To make a difference, gamers, developers, and console builders need to work together as a team. And it’s time for it to happen. Should even be done already. I know this situation is not new.
I know you are angry because nothing has been done in a long time. And you are right. It just motivates me even more. Cleaning is possible in these environments. Let’s do it.
Halo Infinite, one example among many
Obviously, such behavior isn’t unique to Xbox Live and Halo Infinite. The problems of harassment, sexism, or racism are ubiquitous in online games. And despite the actions of the various video game players, the situation remains.
Note that after this tweet was posted, Seamus Blackley is not yet through with this affair. He took the time to respond to tweets attacking the victim or defending the perpetrators. Seamus Blackley seems motivated. It will therefore be interesting to see how far he goes to try to improve the situation.
What do you think of this affair? What can be done to end gender and other types of abuse in online games? In your opinion, can the “father of the Xbox” make a difference? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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