Gamers Against Bigotry Action Plan

Gamers Against Bigotry Future Steps

A lot of people have asked (on forums and in emails) “What’s the plan for the future of the organization? Is it just a list of names?”

Above is a graphic we just posted on Facebook that highlights what the major steps are for the organization.  After you check it out, let us know what other steps you think we should consider in the comments below.

  • Guys I can’t click on that video link? Does it go to the Extra Credit video?

    • Alyssia

      jup, the extra creditz video of the episode about Harassment. You can also find it on youtube.
      I think the gamers against bigotry is an amazing idea and I am so happy that so many people signed (despite the fact that goals wasn’t met :(. I think this is a problem in advertisment because I only heard of GOB just now.)
      Altough I wonder if we really need the numbers to begin with. I mean: for game developers there is a pretty strong economic incentive to change things around. Do they really need a big group of people telling them that they need to change things?
      What do you think?

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  • Anthony Hart-Jones

    As a developer (currently a writer, previously a designer) in the games industry, I whole-heartedly support what you are doing here. It’s not always easy for the platform holders and the publishers to properly police the communities and impossible for all but the largest of developers. With the help of the community and strong definitions of bigotry, things can change. We can point, for example, to the stance which Bioware has taken against sexism and homophobia; while there is still a way to go, there has been progress and initiatives like this help keep the momentum going, perhaps even speeding up the rate of change.
    Keep doing what you are doing, keep holding bigots to account and keep reminding developers of what we can do to help you when we fall short of your expectations.


The Pledge:

As a gamer, I realize I contribute to an incredibly diverse social network of gamers around the world, and that my actions have the ability to impact others. In effort to make a positive impact, and to create a community that is welcoming to all, I pledge to not use bigoted language while gaming, online and otherwise.

Bigoted language includes, but is not limited to, slurs based on race? (e.g, "chink," "nigger," "wetback"), ethnicity? (e.g., "kyke," "polock"), gender? (e.g., "cunt," "bitch," "tranny"), religion? (e.g., "dirty jew," "papist"), sexual orientation? (e.g., "gay," "fag[got]," "dyke"), and disability? (e.g., "retard[ed]").

Read more about the pledge, including what is and isn't included, and the overall purpose here.

Read why you shouldn't use the word "rape" casually here.

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