Happy April fools everyone – The day of pranks is here!
Despite this day of jovial joking, the gaming industry is still plagued by issues day to day, such as homophobia, racism, transphobia and discrimination – To highlight the ongoing toxicity within the gaming sphere, Reddit’s r/Games subreddit has closed its doors for the day to highlight an issue that affects many gamers every day.
r/Games announced that in an attempt to confront the increase of arguments descending into pure hate speech, “Whether it’s misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, racism or a host of other discriminatory practices”, the sub’s moderators have decided to close the subreddit for the day leaving a post talking about what they see on a daily basis as one of the world’s largest gaming forums. The moderators have said that they encounter this kind of speech all too often, and while they do their best to keep the place clean through removing comments and banning people, they feel that it’s not enough and that there’s an underlying idea that it’s somehow okay to do this within the gaming community.
We here at Respawning fully support this and are sharing the Reddit post to spread awareness about what is happening in various gaming communities – For more information and to read the post yourself, follow the link above; remember – Be kind to one-another! You could make someone’s day.