The gaming community is home to so many of us. Unfortunately, too many people that toxicity such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia are normal and should just be accepted as a part of gaming. That’s not true. MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and FPS games like Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive feature social aspects a perceived anonymity online that allows people to be extremely rude. That doesn’t mean that it’s how the world is; it means people who would normally not express their bigotry offline, believe they have a free pass because of the lack of consequences for their actions. They create hostile communities online because they can. In an effort to curb this type of behavior, Ge’NeL will be conducting studies and working with industry leaders to come up with solutions to reduce toxicity in a community we love so much. Taking this survey is greatly appreciated.

 

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