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Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
EA will soon release new technology to tackle racism and toxicity in FIFA 21
EA will soon release new technology to tackle racism and toxicity in FIFA 21
Publisher has banned over 9,000 accounts and issues over 25,000 warnings or suspensions since October launch
EA Trying New Technology To Fight FIFA 21's Racism Problem
EA Trying New Technology To Fight FIFA 21's Racism Problem
While EA has issued over 25,000 warnings and suspensions, and banned over 9000 accounts for “inappropriate or offensive content” since the launch of FIFA 21 last year, it may shock you to learn that the game still has a problem with racist white folks using certain systems and game modes to act like assholes. Read more...
Bandai Namco Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Racism In America
Bandai Namco Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Racism In America
In an official statement released on Twitter this morning, Bandai Namco took a public stance against the spike of anti-Asian racism in the United States in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. Read more...
EA taking racism more seriously | This Week in Business
EA taking racism more seriously | This Week in Business
Banning a FIFA player who hurled racist abuse via Instagram shows that EA's "platform" rightly extends beyond the confines of the game
World of Warcraft's community is grappling with allegations of widespread racism in its top-end raiding guilds
World of Warcraft's community is grappling with allegations of widespread racism in its top-end raiding guilds
A gallery of leaked chat logs show raiders belonging to top North American guilds using racial slurs and making hateful comments.
A Four-Year-Old Muslim Boy Was Reported To Terrorist Watchdog For Talking About Fortnite
A Four-Year-Old Muslim Boy Was Reported To Terrorist Watchdog For Talking About Fortnite
The Guardian reports that the British government’s Prevent system, a community terrorism watchdog brimming with baked-in racism, once received a tip about a four-year-old boy who was overheard talking about Fortnite, which resulted in police turning up at the family’s home. Read more...
Twitch will ban more types of harassment and racism, like the Confederate flag
Twitch will ban more types of harassment and racism, like the Confederate flag
Twitch has revealed its updated Hateful Conduct and Harassment Policy, which includes specific examples of banned images and behaviours, and says the new policy will go into effect next month.
Disney Security's Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector's Item
Disney Security's Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector's Item
As the owner of a substantial portion of the world’s most popular pieces of intellectual property, the Walt Disney Company is more than used to seeing its characters and branding pop up in unofficial, unlicensed places.
Lovecraft Country's Season Finale Went There and Back Again With Diminishing Returns
Lovecraft Country's Season Finale Went There and Back Again With Diminishing Returns
Rather early into its debut season, HBO’s Lovecraft Country did away with an entire gaggle of white supremacist wizards who sought to use their magic to terrorize non-white people.
How Twitch failed to create a safe space for staff and streamers | Podcast
How Twitch failed to create a safe space for staff and streamers | Podcast
Latest episode delves deeper into the stories of sexual assault and racism at the company behind the leading streaming site
Twitch employees allege a long history of sexism and racism at the company
Twitch employees allege a long history of sexism and racism at the company
A GamesIndustry.biz report documents problems that go all the way back to Twitch's founding as Justin.tv.
Report: Employees Accuse Twitch Of Indifference To Sexual Assault, Harassment, And Racism
Report: Employees Accuse Twitch Of Indifference To Sexual Assault, Harassment, And Racism
In a new report by GamesIndustry.biz, current and former Twitch employees recount issues of racism, sexism, and assault at the company that they say were never properly dealt with and often even enabled by a white bro tech startup culture. Read more...
Twitch staff call the company out on sexual assault, racism, more
Twitch staff call the company out on sexual assault, racism, more
Employees from throughout the streaming platform's history describe a culture of indifference to inappropriate, unsafe, and abusive behavior
A 'Confederacy of Whiteness': Virginia Military Academy's Uncivil War Against Its Black Students
A 'Confederacy of Whiteness': Virginia Military Academy's Uncivil War Against Its Black Students
When Vice President Mike Pence visited the Virginia Military Academy, the Black students disappeared. Read more...
Chaos EC and Team Liquid postpone ESL One playoffs to protest racism and police brutality
Chaos EC and Team Liquid postpone ESL One playoffs to protest racism and police brutality
The postponement echoes similar protests by the NBA, WNBA, MLB, and other pro sports leagues.
Six sessions to watch at Devcom Digital 2020
Six sessions to watch at Devcom Digital 2020
Fighting racism with XR, making cosy games about serious topics, and a post-mortem of Diablo 2 from David Brevik
Red Dead Redemption 2's Depiction Of Jim Crow Racism Doesn't Add Up
Red Dead Redemption 2's Depiction Of Jim Crow Racism Doesn't Add Up
When it comes to depicting the prejudices of historical time periods, most video games sidestep the issue.
Fortnite screening We The People x More Than A Vote anti-racism presentation next week
Fortnite screening We The People x More Than A Vote anti-racism presentation next week
Epic will be hosting a second anti-racism screening in Fortnite's Party Royale mode - this time featuring Opus United's We The People x More Than A Vote - starting next Tuesday, 28th July. We The People x More Than A Vote, the follow-up to Opus United's earlier We The People presentation, is described as a series of conversations between athletes and entertainers intended to "inspire and empower young adults to take action against the voter suppression crisis that is disproportionately impacting Black communities". It's hosted by broadcast journalist Cari Champion and will feature conversations with professional baseball player Jason Heyward, rappers Russ and Bun B, sports host and former basketball player Jalen Rose, as well as actress and comedian Yvonne Orji. Read more
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Border War skin has been renamed
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Border War skin has been renamed
The skin was renamed as a part of Infinity Ward's recent attempts to remove racism from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Fortnite is screening anti-racism panel We The People all day
Fortnite is screening anti-racism panel We The People all day
How did you expect Fortnite to celebrate the USA’s Independence Day? Fireworks, Rockets.
Epic screening We The People anti-racism presentation in Fortnite this weekend
Epic screening We The People anti-racism presentation in Fortnite this weekend
Epic has announced it will be screening Opus United's anti-racism presentation We The People in Fortnite's Party Royale mode this weekend, starting tomorrow, 4th July. We The People is hosted by news commentator Van Jones, and is described as a "series of conversations that advance the dialogue around race in America with prominent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) voices in business, sports, media, music, and entertainment". Guests include former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, journalist Jemele Hill, rapper Killer Mike, and hip hop musician Lil Baby, and the panel will discuss how to change systemic racism in media, culture, and entertainment.  Read more
Fortnite will host a July 4 panel on racism in America with Jemele Hill and Killer Mike
Fortnite will host a July 4 panel on racism in America with Jemele Hill and Killer Mike
Van Jones will host the event, which will also feature former Teen Vogue EIC Elaine Welteroth and hip hop artist Lil Baby.
Fortnite to Show We The People in Party Royale This Weekend
Fortnite to Show We The People in Party Royale This Weekend
Fortnite will be showing We The People, a discussion on "how to change systemic racism in media, culture, and entertainment," in Party Royale on Saturday, July 4.
Criterion raising money for charity with release of game jam titles
Criterion raising money for charity with release of game jam titles
Profits will be donated to British Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and Show Racism the Red Card
Football Manager developer denies newspaper claim it edited its player database after accusations of racial profiling
Football Manager developer denies newspaper claim it edited its player database after accusations of racial profiling
The developer of Football Manager has insisted it did not change the way the game works in response to an allegation of racism. An article published in The i newspaper this week alleged Sports Interactive altered the way the simulation's widely-used player database works following the publication of an online article in 2019 that accused Football Manager of having "a racism problem". Football Manager's database represents real-world footballers by a number of stats (roughly 250 each) covering a variety of aspects from the physical (Pace, Strength, Shooting, Tackling etc) to the mental (Adaptability, Creativity, Decisions, Leadership etc).
The Simpsons and Family Guy Will Also Recast Their Black Characters With Black Actors
The Simpsons and Family Guy Will Also Recast Their Black Characters With Black Actors
The animation industry is currently going through a small reckoning as it finally, finally, really, finally seems to realize that its characters of color could be voiced by actors of color just as easily as white ones. Read more...
Forza Bans Confederate Flags
Forza Bans Confederate Flags
In recent weeks we’ve seen a real crackdown on racism and its symbols in global human culture, and the automotive community is obviously not immune to that.
Esports Org Drops Former Evo Champion Over Prior Racist Comments
Esports Org Drops Former Evo Champion Over Prior Racist Comments
Fighting game player Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez has been dropped from storied esports organization Evil Geniuses over racist comments he made on Facebook in 2017. Read more...
Former Mixer Employee Calls Out Racism In Management
Former Mixer Employee Calls Out Racism In Management
Over the weekend, former Mixer employee Milan Lee shared a blog describing his experiences with racism while working at Microsoft’s streaming platform, which was shut down today as part of a deal between Microsoft and Facebook.
Auntie Unfiltered: AmeriKKKa Gaslights Black People
Auntie Unfiltered: AmeriKKKa Gaslights Black People
AmeriKKKa gaslights black people.
The Future Of The Video Game Labor Movement
The Future Of The Video Game Labor Movement
When I left the gaming labor group Game Workers Unite International in late 2019, I had sent them a letter that criticized how they handled racism, power, and transparency.
Valve continues its battle against Team Fortress 2 spam bots with another update
Valve continues its battle against Team Fortress 2 spam bots with another update
A new influx of bots has been spamming TF2 chat channels with trolling and racism.
Aunt Jemima has (finally) retired
Aunt Jemima has (finally) retired
As ongoing protests across the nation highlight the systemic injustice and racism that underpin American society, the Black Lives Matter movement has seen a growing number of major brands declare themselves allies.
Itch.io’s Anti-Racism Bundle Gave Me Space To Reflect, Rather Than Look Away
Itch.io’s Anti-Racism Bundle Gave Me Space To Reflect, Rather Than Look Away
Earlier this week, online indie game store Itch.io released a massive Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, with proceeds benefiting the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the ActBlue Community Bail Fund.
Riot Games suspended an executive over his “abhorrent” Facebook post about George Floyd
Riot Games suspended an executive over his “abhorrent” Facebook post about George Floyd
Mere days after Riot Games publicly declared a commitment to combating racism and injustice, they’ve needed to launch an investigation into one of their own executives for posting some real iffy garbage about the police killing of George Floyd on Facebook.
Come and support our second Black Lives Matter charity stream
Come and support our second Black Lives Matter charity stream
To support the ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the Rock Paper Shotgun video team is amplifying Black streamers in an effort to raise money for the great organisation that is the NAACP.
Wizards Of The Coast Bans 7 Racist Magic: The Gathering Cards
Wizards Of The Coast Bans 7 Racist Magic: The Gathering Cards
The company behind Magic: The Gathering is apologizing for racist cards that have been part of the game for decades.
Racist Spam Bots Are Running Rampant In Team Fortress 2
Racist Spam Bots Are Running Rampant In Team Fortress 2
If you hop into a Team Fortress 2 match right now, there’s a good chance that you’ll be greeted by some very unwelcome guests: spam bots who overwhelm chat with everything from annoying troll-speak to full-on racism.
Riot Games exec placed on leave for Facebook post blaming George Floyd's death on
Riot Games exec placed on leave for Facebook post blaming George Floyd's death on "criminal lifestyle"
Riot: "The sentiment in that image is directly counter to our belief that addressing systemic racism requires immediate societal change"
An Interview With the Man Who Told the LAPD, 'Suck My Dick and Choke On it, I Yield My Time, Fuck You'
An Interview With the Man Who Told the LAPD, 'Suck My Dick and Choke On it, I Yield My Time, Fuck You'
In the wake of protests following George Floyd’s death, Los Angeles has become a flashpoint for the country’s anger against racism and police brutality, leading to further police misconduct.
FIFA 20 gets Black Lives Matter in-game message
FIFA 20 gets Black Lives Matter in-game message
EA has added a Black Lives matter in-game message to FIFA 20. The message, below, is shown on the initial startup of the game before arriving at the main menu. EA is also giving out its No Room For Racism club items to all FIFA Ultimate Team players again.
Come and support Rock Paper Shotgun’s Black Lives Matter charity stream
Come and support Rock Paper Shotgun’s Black Lives Matter charity stream
As people across the globe gather to protest against systemic racism and police brutality, the RPS Video Team has decided to use its platform to amplify Black voices in the gaming community and raise support for Black communities.
EA Sports pledges to up efforts to fight toxic behavior in its games
EA Sports pledges to up efforts to fight toxic behavior in its games
Publisher promises increased resources, in-game tools, better filters amid global protests against racism and police brutality
Studio Interference Kept Sue Storm From Being Black in 2015's Fantastic Four, Says Director Josh Trank
Studio Interference Kept Sue Storm From Being Black in 2015's Fantastic Four, Says Director Josh Trank
Josh Trank, in the time surrounding the release of his latest movie, Capone, has been more open than ever about his troubled experiences directing big-budget superhero fare with the disastrous 2015 version of Fantastic Four.
EA Play Live 2020 delayed a week
EA Play Live 2020 delayed a week
EA has delayed its EA Play Live 2020 event by a week amid ongoing protests across the globe against systemic racism and police brutality. In a statement, EA said: "With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we're moving our time to come together in play." EA Play Live 2020 will now take place at 4pm PDT on 18th June.
As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in US Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery
As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in US Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery
The appropriation of comic book character Frank Castle’s skull emblem by police and the military has been an ongoing issue for Marvel Entertainment as it wrestles with the questionable embrace of the anti-hero’s extrajudicial violence by real state and federal employees.
Tune in to USgamer's Black Lives Matter charity stream this evening
Tune in to USgamer's Black Lives Matter charity stream this evening
As you probably already know, America and the rest of the world are in the midst of hundreds of protests fighting back against racism and police brutality.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Adds Black Lives Matter Message
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Adds Black Lives Matter Message
Infinity War has added a message about Black Lives Matter and racism in its Call of Duty community to Modern Warfare and Warzone in a new update following the ongoing nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.
Infinity Ward pledges to crackdown on racism in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Infinity Ward pledges to crackdown on racism in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Developer Infinity Ward has pledged to "do a better job" at cracking down on racist content generated by players in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In a statement posted to Twitter, it wrote, "There is no place for racist content in our game.
Twitch removes TwitchCop emote to 'prevent misuse'
Twitch removes TwitchCop emote to 'prevent misuse'
The removal comes amidst protests against police violence and racism across the US.
Infinity Ward lays out plans to crack down on racism in Call Of Duty
Infinity Ward lays out plans to crack down on racism in Call Of Duty
Call Of Duty developers, Infinity Ward, have pledged to “do more” against the racist content players bring to their games.
Fortnite delays Season 3 in wake of Black Lives Matter protests
Fortnite delays Season 3 in wake of Black Lives Matter protests
Epic Games have postponed Fortnite‘s end of season live event and Season 3 start date, due to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests against racism and police brutality.
Infinity Ward To Step Up Efforts To Crack Down On Modern Warfare Racists
Infinity Ward To Step Up Efforts To Crack Down On Modern Warfare Racists
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward will take more steps to find and ban players using racial slurs in their in-game display names, as well as other measures to keep racist language out of its game, it said today. Read more...
Why Saying 'All Lives Matter' Is a Problem
Why Saying 'All Lives Matter' Is a Problem
It has now been seven years since Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created the Black Lives Matter movement and organization in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.