YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up. » 9/24/13 9:06pm 9/24/13 9:06pm

Why I Created the 'Washington Whiteskins' in a Football Video Game

A few months ago a guy reached out to me over Twitter with a common question, but for an unusual purpose. He asked if gamers can create or rename teams in Madden NFL. No, I replied, that hasn't been a feature for several years. His reason for asking is probably why: the guy wanted to create the Washington Whiteskins. » 9/21/13 2:00pm 9/21/13 2:00pm

Tiny Tina's Racism Reference In The New Borderlands 2 DLC [Update]

"BOOYAH. Not racist," exclaims Tiny Tina in the newest Borderlands 2 DLC, out today. It's not every day you hear video game characters discussing racism. Especially those who have had history with the concept, warranted or not. » 6/25/13 1:30pm 6/25/13 1:30pm

What the Washington Redskins Could Learn from a Game Named Starcoon

If I learned anything this past week, it's that some people will find any context in which an ethnic slur is not an ethnic slur, or will find some justification for its use, from the name of a video game to that of a football team. » 5/05/13 5:30pm 5/05/13 5:30pm

Newsflash: Everyone Should Be Able To Cosplay As Whatever The Hell…

Dedicated cosplayers will tell you that the real spirit of cosplay is supposed to be about having fun, making friends, paying homage to your favorite characters, and perhaps even about challenging yourself. Even so, some cosplayers demand absolute 'accuracy' when it comes to cosplay: and this can make things turn… » 2/04/13 9:30pm 2/04/13 9:30pm

Developer Who Called Borderlands Character Racist Is Now Out Of A Job…

This weekend, we reported that some players took umbrage with Tiny Tina, a character from Borderlands 2 and how she used "black lingo." Gearbox was receptive to these players, listening to their concerns and even offering to change the character in future updates should they be convinced that Tina's dialogue was racist. » 2/04/13 8:27pm 2/04/13 8:27pm

Man Watches Django Unchained, Recreates Plantation With Slaves in The…

Meet Reddit user BourgeoisBanana. Like many people, he watched Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained—a hyper violent Western film that deals with slavery. Unlike most people, the movie inspired BourgeoisBanana to recreate a colonial-era plantation in The Sims 3 according to PC Gamer—slaves and all. » 1/26/13 8:00am 1/26/13 8:00am

Serious Racism Allegations Levelled at Video Game Developer [Update]

San Francisco studio Kixeye is at the centre of some pretty serious allegations of institutional racism, after a person claiming to be an employee wrote a lengthy blog post [Update - since removed] outlining repeated acts of discrimination against he and other black colleagues. » 10/02/12 8:40pm 10/02/12 8:40pm

They're Space Nazis But It's Okay, They're Not Racist or Anything

One would imagine it would take more than 130 years for humanity to embrace the ideals of an organization calling itself the (insert number here) Reich, but the destruction of the planet Earth does funny things to a civilization. In Miner Wars 2081 the Nazi party rises to power once more, thanks mainly to its decision… » 8/08/12 11:00am 8/08/12 11:00am

Racist Comment Leads DOTA 2 Commentator To Apologize To Community

Toby "Tobi Wan" Dawson is a professional commentator for esports site JoinDOTA. He covers DOTA and now DOTA 2 matches and tournaments, and is considered to be quite entertaining. Unfortunately, the commentary he was caught making while playing in a live-streamed public match over the weekend is not so much entertaining… » 5/18/12 4:30pm 5/18/12 4:30pm