Ensuring organizations adhere to responsible behavior, ethics boards are an important mechanism to understanding and controlling the organization’s reputation and managing long-term risks.
The latest report published by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows just how prevalent toxicity in the gaming industry has become. Here are some highlights.
Ranker released a list of 12 games with “aggressively toxic communities”. Here’s the rundown:
League of Legends
Call of Duty
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
World of Tanks
ARK: Survival Evolved
World of Warcraft
Left 4 Dead
Ranker describes the toxicity specific to each - mostly, it’s racism, homophobia and misogyny. It also points out that many, not all, developers are trying to create systems to stop the behavior.
Imagine being a game developer. You’ve joined a company to build a great game, but you have to quickly switch gears to develop systems to combat toxic behavior. It isn’t exactly what you signed up for. Worse, your users are savvy, almost immediately finding holes in your system.