What Do You Find Offensive In The Gaming Industry?
After reading the case of local racism in yesterday’s Dota 2 article, it got me thinking about this particular question. Perhaps that’s because I hardly find things offensive personally, and it’s a titan of a chore to actually offend me, but I digress. Humans and their feelings, right?
That leads me to today’s question. What do you find offensive in the gaming industry?
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Is it racial abuse? Is it online tough guys? Or is it something that happens within the actual industry itself, for example microtransactions?
I would say that there are two things I find offensive. One of them occurs without fail in every Assassin’s Creed game, and that’s when a game tries to make me feel like I’m stupid with hours and hours of the most rudimentary and disturbingly boring tutorials built into the game’s main campaign.
The second thing I find offensive is when publishers kill franchises before they even have a chance to breathe or reach their potential, due to the compulsive desire to always be wanting to reach a bigger audience. Dead Space would be an example of this.
Perhaps two weird things to get offended about, I’ll grant you that. But I’m a sticks and stones kind of guy, so having my mother sworn out online or being told I’m a “Muslim terrorist” or something equally primitive in wit doesn’t bug me. I also have a far reaching sense of humour and a lack of boundaries. I mean, if you’ve ever heard me in the podcast or speaking to my friends…
Yeah, it can be difficult to remain inoffensive when next to nothing actually offends you personally.
So, what do you find offensive in the gaming industry? Whether it’s people, actions or general happenings, let us know down below.