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Video game industry faces its #metoo moment

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By Erwan Lucas, Jules Bonnard and Anne-Sophie Thill

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This news is not exactly surprising to me.

Game publishers in the West are now being exposed for these predatory behaviors, but Japanese companies, the Kings of almost-pornographic games, are not even being pointed at. How long until Western audiences start accusing Sony, Konami, Sega and friends?

I wouldn't be surprised if they kept the games the exact same in Japan, only to release censored or clothed versions for their Western fans. I guess we'll see!

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The Tao will win in society in the end.

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Sounds like there are issues, but people should be found guilty before losing jobs etc, allegations should not be enough, anyone can toss allegations around.

We are seeing more & more losing jobs etc just based on allegations, some being shown to be false.

I am all for fairness & balance but this is getting out of hand as well & a big reason many men wont mentor women or try to avoid hiring as well, also marriage is off the tables for more & more men as time passes. Society in the west isnt helping women it is weaponizng them, so I dont see this ending well for many men or women.

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Sounds like there are issues, but people should be found guilty before losing jobs etc

Why are you assuming that these people haven't been found guilty already?

We are seeing more & more losing jobs etc just based on allegations, some being shown to be false.

What is proof in your opinion? I think several people coming forward about a particular person's behaviour is enough to warrent an investigation and enough to prove they contribute to a toxic work environment.

A lot of the time, these incidents don't have a paper trail and happen behind closed doors which is the problem. A lot of the time there will be no concrete evidence.

Ignoring these incidents lead to more and more incidents because then these bad people think this behaviour is allowed.

I am all for fairness & balance but this is getting out of hand as well & a big reason many men wont mentor women or try to avoid hiring as well, also marriage is off the tables for more & more men as time passes. 

What is your solution?

I think these people who act inappropriately should be educated or reprimanded according to the severity of their actions. I do not think the victims should just shut their mouth and put up with bad behaviour.

If men are getting more afraid of talking to women because more of these alligations are coming to light, maybe they ought to rethink their behaviour and act in a more appropriate manner.

People who act accordingly in the workplace will not need to be afraid of false alligations because if that were to ever happen, there will be people backing them.

If people do not back those who get alligations thrown towards them, maybe they should rethink their behaviour.

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Following online allegations of sexual misconduct, the publisher of "Assassin's Creed" and "Far Cry" launched a probe, resulting in the departure over the weekend of the company's chief creative officer.

See above 2nd paragraph uses the words allegations, right from the article.

What is proof in your opinion? I think several people coming forward about a particular person's behaviour is enough to warrent an investigation and enough to prove they contribute to a toxic work environment.

Simply search False Workplace Accusations and you will 10s of thousands of links to look this stuff up. Also I did NOT say we should ignore things.

Yes it is\can be difficult to gather actual evidence, but if a problem is THERE surely those on the receiving end CAN gather some to support\illustrate their situation.

Another problem with all this is it can come down to an individuals ""intrepretation"" that they were harassed. We can have the same situation where one person approaches another, if the person approaching is seen as attractive, then the action is FINE, if the person approaching is not attractive then the behavior is harassment. The action is the same but outcomes different, that should be unacceptable.

These issues should be tackled, but lets be clear false allegation DO occur, more often than one would think. Also men are NOT the only perpetrators, I predict men are going to be increasingly calling women out on this as well.

Bottom line is THIS it is NOT just women who are affected by this, men also suffer. The way the atmosphere is getting men are certainly on the defensive, it is a NATURAL reaction given the situation.

As I said above BOTH men & women will lose in this

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Yes it is\can be difficult to gather actual evidence, but if a problem is THERE surely those on the receiving end CAN gather some to support\illustrate their situation.

Accusations still need to be taken seriously. And a third party will have to determine who was in the wrong.

Another problem with all this is it can come down to an individuals ""intrepretation"" that they were harassed. We can have the same situation where one person approaches another, if the person approaching is seen as attractive, then the action is FINE, if the person approaching is not attractive then the behavior is harassment. The action is the same but outcomes different, that should be unacceptable.

"Attractive" people aren't excluded from having accusations towards them.

This is just an excuse for people who don't want to accept that they crossed the line so they just shift the blame to something they have no control of.

Also men are NOT the only perpetrators, I predict men are going to be increasingly calling women out on this as well.

Good. All bad behaviour should be called out.

Bottom line is THIS it is NOT just women who are affected by this, men also suffer. The way the atmosphere is getting men are certainly on the defensive, it is a NATURAL reaction given the situation.

What about some compassion to the victims of bad behaviour?

As I said above BOTH men & women will lose in this

Not if people can work towards a society where problems are addressed and not swept under the rug.

Again, no one should have to endure behaviour they are uncomfortable with.

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Metoo does not even know what its about anymore. The lack of focus is turning what might have been a sharp knife into a dull spoon.
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