Video game industry takes on hate speech

The video game industry is taking itself more seriously. Besides the usual talk of polygons, virtual worlds and artificial intelligence at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there will also be planned discussions led by game makers about such socially conscious topics as designing for gamers with disabilities, battling depression at game studios and tackling hate speech in online game communities. The organisers of GDC, which kicked off at the Moscone Centre, have expanded the conference’s advocacy-themed sessions with panels featuring such titles as “Beyond Graphics: Reaching the Visually Impaired Gamer”, “How to Subversively Queer Your Work” and “Women Don’t Want to Work in Games (and Other Myths)”. Read the entire article here: http://www.health24.com/Mental-Health/News/Video-game-industry-takes-on-hate-speech-20140318

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