More Gaming execs need to condemn harasment

MWEB GameZone writes: "The bottomline is the industry has been too quiet on this matter and more key people in the industry, on the level of Layden and Morhaime need to say something. And it has to be the top brass that speaks out."

Sillicur3537d ago

Mike Morhaime is such a legend! love that guy. Nice read!

CongoKyle3537d ago

Unfortunately it's hard for them to speak out. Yes, harassment in the gaming industry is an issue but I think we've evolved from that point where it's a serious issue which needs addressing. It's not a point where people are receiving death threats, blowing things completely out of proportion.

To be honest I'm not surprised high level executives are not saying much regarding the whole issue. If they mention anything to do with gamersgate and anything gets taken out of context it could ruin them.

Roccetarius3537d ago

Of course these companies are using harassment for good publicity. It's easy to just release words and make people consider them ''good guys''.

However, if you release something that's pro-GG you're condemned forever (lol).

Amuro3537d ago (Edited 3537d ago )

they are not speaking against GG but against "harassment" in general. It's just certain game journalists that want to make it sound like they are condemning GG when they are not.

Like this guy right here: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/r...

Blacktric3537d ago

They actually believe that this quote;

"I don't think there is one statement or one position on it, or one answer to whatever this very broadly-defined GamerGate really means,. A lot of things are getting swept into that. I'll be very clear about my view of harassment or bullying. It's completely unacceptable. Completely unacceptable. I will not be vague or equivocate about that."

means they're condemning GamerGate when it's just them saying harassment is wrong.

I have never seen such blatantly desperate "journalism" in my life.

Fishy Fingers3537d ago (Edited 3537d ago )

Do they? Do they really need to state the obvious for the sake of it to appease the naive?

I can see it can't have any detrimental effect but if someone doesn't do we assume they're pro harassment? Of course not.

uth113536d ago

yes, unfortunately in these days of manufactured outrage. If you don't explicitly and repeatedly say you oppose something obvious, they will find a way to imply that you condone harassment, hate, etc.

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