GEN
Published in

GEN

The Bigoted ‘Trash Talk’ That’s Tolerated in Gaming

An anti-Semitic slur used during a Twitch livestream embodies the casual toxicity found in gaming culture

Photo: SeventyFour/Getty

My very first experience using live voice chat while gaming was at a friend’s house playing Halo. At the time, it felt novel to talk with strangers while playing a simulated war game online. I had a mix…

--

--

--

What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Best Video Games you need to play in 2020

“The OASIS Let’s You Be Whoever You Want To Be.” -Art3mis

Paid Reviews and Modern Entertainment

Rainbow Six Extraction: Hibana introduces itself in the operator

Elden Ring discloses the minimum needs for PC: an open world for affordable systems

New Gaming Beast — Helio G85!

[PART 2] LFW GAMEPLAY: FORMATION IS KEY

The first person shooting game Turbo Overkill will be launched in 2022

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams is a journalist from Chicago. UVA & USC. Taught media and communication at DePaul & Salem State. Twitter: @ProfJoshuaA

More from Medium

A Glimpse into the Past.

Former Wu-Tang Producer True Master Filing Suit Against NYPD After 4 Year Stint in Rikers for A…

Why Kim Potter’s 16-Month Sentence Is A Gross Miscarriage Of Justice

A Black Woman Was Found Dead After a Bumble Date