Tag Archives: racism

Overwatch Pro dropped by team over racist streaming outburst

The career of top Overwatch player Matt ‘Dellor’ Vaughn appears to be over after he was caught delivering a racist tirade while streaming. Kotaku reports that Vaughn became frustrated during a match and let rip with a half minute long outburst where he repeatedly said the N-word. It seems that …

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YouTube faces advertiser exodus over hate speech fears

A growing list of major global brands are withdrawing their advertising spend on YouTube due to the fear of being associated with hate speech. The Google-owned company has been rocked in recent weeks by the increased awareness of the racist hate speech that has become alarmingly common among some of …

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JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

Developer Playtonic has announced that shamed YouTuber JonTron will no longer star in upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee. JonTron, whose real name is Jon Jafari, found himself at the centre of controversy earlier this month after an interview in which he espoused a string of heavily racist views. As a result the …

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Moriarty quits Kinda Funny after Twitter joke controversy

The co-founder of YouTube channel Kinda Funny has quit the group after being drawn into a row about a sexist tweet. Colin Moriarty left IGN to form Kinda Funny in 2014. However, after tweeting about enjoying the peace and quiet on International Women’s Day, he has faced severe criticism both …

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Why Mafia III isn’t afraid to deal with racism

Mafia should really be 2K’s biggest franchise. It has a brilliant name and is an open-world crime game, which is perhaps the most popular genre in the world. It certainly sounds like it has more potential than 2K’s other huge sellers, such as the stylised, and frankly unusual, Borderlands and …

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Paradox pulls Stellaris mod that removed game’s racial diversity

The makers of PC strategy title Stellaris have taken action against a mod that appeared to push a white supremacist agenda. The mod in question removed the game’s rich mix of cultural and racial characters and replaced them with an all-white cast. Paradox has said that while it was uncomfortable …

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Blizzard: There’s no place for racism, sexism or harassment in our community

Mike Morhaime has once again stepped up and proven he is one of the few leading gaming executives unprepared to sit by and tolerate hate and discrimination in the games community. His latest stand comes after last week’s DreamHack Hearthstone tournament where finalist Terrence Miller, who is black, was the …

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Reddit finally moves to close racist threads, but what was the real motivation?

Having said recently that it would not be closing down racist threads, Reddit has once again changed its content strategy to prohibit a handful of notorious hangouts. The headline closure is r/CoonTown, although a number of other subreddits including r/WatchNiggersDie, r/bestofcoontown and r/CoonTownMeta have also now vanished. Reddit in July …

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Rust introduces new player races, but players unhappy over lack of choice

Until recently every character in Early Access hit Rust was white. Now, they come in an assortment of colours, but the mixed race implementation has upset parts of the game’s user base. Kotaku reports that a recent update to the title means that a user’s character is randomised at the …

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