Talk

Advanced search

Sexual assault in the Gaming Community

(8 Posts)
RedToothBrush Fri 03-Jul-20 20:17:36

So it would seem the gaming world has been hit by another wave of accusations about sexually inappropriate behaviour being common place within the community.

www.standard.co.uk/tech/gaming/super-smash-bros-pro-players-accused-sexual-assault-a4488461.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1593791022
Super Smash Bros pro players accused of sexual assault
The gaming community continues to be rocked by new allegations of sexual assault

This follows Ubisoft apparently caught up in a scandal
news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/7yV2TRI9Zj3G545bnoc3ub/change-starts-today?amp=1

Its not a surprise to anyone here I'm sure, but it will be interesting to watch and see where similar allegations pop up next.

OP’s posts: |
THRILLHO Sat 04-Jul-20 02:16:04

The biggest org/guild in WoW has been disbanded due to allegations and those in charge sheltering people whilst being aware of their behaviour.

The worst allegation being against "methodjosh"

twitter.com/poopernoodle/status/1275930814694543360?s=19

Deliriumoftheendless Sat 04-Jul-20 07:33:47

Jesus Christ that poor woman.

DickKerrLadies Sat 04-Jul-20 08:30:32

THRILLHO

The biggest org/guild in WoW has been disbanded due to allegations and those in charge sheltering people whilst being aware of their behaviour.

The worst allegation being against "methodjosh"

twitter.com/poopernoodle/status/1275930814694543360?s=19

Fucking hell.

What really pisses me off is that whilst reading that, although I felt shocked I didn't feel surprised. I've read stories like that, on here, on MN in general. It makes me so fucking angry. And even more so when nothing happens because the CPS doesn't seem to give a shit.

Doyoumind Sat 04-Jul-20 08:34:45

There was a piece about issues with gamers on Twitch on the Media Show on Radio 4 this week too.

BananaChocolateLump Sat 04-Jul-20 08:35:57

Method has not disbanded. They have just cut all ties with that person.

Doyoumind Sat 04-Jul-20 08:54:17

Also, an actor who plays a character in a newly released game (Last of Us 2) has been receiving death threats because of the actions of her character in the game.

Deliriumoftheendless Sat 04-Jul-20 09:17:10

Jesus! In those tweets one is actually justifying (whilst apologising) why he sent her a vile message!

I get how sucked into fantasy worlds good writers and actors make us- that’s the purpose- but we should be able to separate the actors from the characters!

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in