Connect with us

News

Ninja’s Slur Prompts Twitch To Clarify Community Guidelines

Published

on

Toxicity in gaming is rampant, and no game is void of it. Even more troubling is that popular streamers apparently know no bounds when it comes to racial slurs or hate speech, and as many gamers have experienced, gaming has a community rich with people who feel way too comfortable speaking offensively in gameplay and towards other gamers.

One of the industry’s most popular and profitable streamers Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who teamed up with Drake recently to smash a ton of records, is now under fire for using a racial slur in one of his streams.

Blevins dropped a racial slur into the middle of a song that wasn’t in the lyrics, leading to an apology from the Fortnite celebrity.

With more incidents popping up, Twitch’s community guidelines are now under a spotlight, more specifically, their “hateful conduct” policies.

“Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical condition, physical characteristics, or veteran status, and is prohibited.”

The language used by Blevins would certainly fall under “race, ethnicity”, but a Twitch representative explained that context and intent are investigated when Twitch streamers are reported. The guidelines also state that the team “consider a number of factors to determine the intent and context of any reported hateful conduct”.

So, there is a difference in the incident with Blevins and that of Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett, who was suspended after using racist language and telling someone to kill themself in a brutal verbal attack on another member in the community.

 

Comments

Business

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon Winning in United Kingdom

Published

on

bandai namco

FromSoftware title ‘Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon’, which is published by Bandai Namco, has laid claim to the top spot of the boxed charts in the United Kingdom this week following it’s August 25th release.

Armored Core 6’s debut pushed Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to the second overall spot in news that video game journalists have been covering extensively.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, Bandai Namco believes that ‘Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon’ is a “big step up in the franchise’ and communicated their hopes that it would surpass previous Armored Core games following the increased popularity in the game developers work on Elden Ring.

The United Kingdom charts also saw The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom move back to the 3rd spot, and FIFA 23 holding the 4th spot.

The biggest rise was from Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which jumped back in the top top from it’s previous 24th spot to land in 6th with a 146% increase in sales. That game, along with Hogwarts Legacy, is currently a part of a Playstation 5 bundle.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year edition entered the Top Ten this week with an appearance in the 9th spot.

The news wasn’t so good for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which saw a debut in the 13th spot last week but has now dropped to 37th following a 43% decrease in sales week-on-week, despite it’s initial push on every video game streaming platform following it’s heavily hyped arrival.

Here is a breakdown from the United Kingdom Boxed Top Ten for the week ending on August 26th, via GamesIndustry.biz.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Armored Core VI: Fires Of Rubicon
1 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4 3 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
3 4 FIFA 23
9 5 Hogwarts Legacy
24 6 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
5 7 Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
7 8 Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
12 9 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition
2 10 Grand Theft Auto V
Continue Reading

Business

Scriptic Raises $6 Million in Additional Seed Funding

Published

on

Scriptic

Interactive drama developer and BAFTA-nominated studio Scriptic has raised a total $6.2 million in additional seed funding, including $500,000 from the Sony Innovation Fund, bringing the total seed investments to $8.7 million.

The funding will be deployed to continue going towards the expansion of its mobile narrative offerings, and the studio aims to provide its generative AI developer tools to more writers and storytellers.

“It’s a huge honor to have Sony Innovation Fund join our roster of stellar investors, and we’re thrilled that they share our vision for the future of interactive media and storytelling,” Scriptic CEO Nihal Tharoor said, according to GamesIndustry.biz.

This marks another example of  studios who find Angel Investors and find VC investors to fund their initiatives, and those deals making waves in the gaming industry.

Continue Reading

Game News

Xbox Scheduled to Release Baldur’s Gate 3 Later This Year

Published

on

xbox

Following news earlier this year that Larian Studios cited technical issues developing the port, there is now official confirmation that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be launching on Xbox Series X|S consoles this year.

Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke officially announced the update on social media following a meeting with Xbox head Phil Spencer.

“We’ve found a solution that allows us to bring Baldur’s Gate 3 to Xbox players this year still, something we’ve been working towards for quite some time,” Vincke said in the announcement. “All improvements will be there, with split-screen coop on Series X.”

The Xbox Series S console version of the RPG will not feature split-screen coop, a disappointing part of the update, but Baldur’s Gate 3 will have cross-save progression functionality between Steam and Xbox Series consoles.

Stay tuned here or other prominent video game journalists for more information on Baldur’s Gate heading to Xbox in 2023.

Continue Reading

Trending