r / Games, one of the largest gaming communities on the Internet, ends on the Day of April 1st. In the announcement posted today on the popular subreddit, mods have explained that this year they take "a little more serious", and this means shutting down / r / Games of the day.
our attention to the fact that what is meant to be a forum for the potential distribution of knowledge and participation in video games instead becomes a battlefield of contradictory ideas, "explained fashion." It's usually not a problem; the discussion on its very nature will surely bring an argument, but when this argument faces fierce attacks between individuals on a regular basis, with no chance of devaluation, then there is simply something to be done. The patterns continue to say that r / Games is becoming more and more responsible for affirming the "war and humiliating schools of thought" around myozogens, transphobia, homophobia and racism, among other things. "Now is the time to stop the flow of regressive ideas and prevent them from becoming a norm," the fashioners said.
While some memes (like gamers are rising), surrounding games are seen as a humorous interpretation of attitude, humor is a set of very serious issues that affect all gaming enthusiasts, they explained. "By showing contempt or categorical rejection of minority and marginalized communities, we become more isolated, losing the opportunity not only to show compassion to these people but also the chance to develop our own community and diversify the demographics of these
While fashion is taking action against the perpetrators by removing comments and banning bad actors, the main key issue continues: "the idea that it is good or acceptable to mock and demonize traditionally deprived and marginalized members of the game ̵
say they are constantly seeing "condescending, disparaging, vindictive and pessimistic attitudes" regarding R / Games, and they have published examples of some of the problematic comments and themes they watch regularly. "We must carefully examine our own communities, in our efforts to foster acceptance and inclusion, to promote a healthy community in which we value ownership and respect."
Although there are many deep questions, fashion said, there are reasons to be optimistic.
"Although the industry as a whole has suffered many trials and tribulations, we are also pleased to be at a time when there seems to be a saturation of fantastic games, from large AAA titles to almost anonymous indie projects that come from nothing. "So let us enjoy what is available to us, and we also appreciate the innumerable origins we come from. Our differences in experience cover the variety of content we consume and allow ourselves to appreciate these differences, change our perspectives and interpretations; This applies not only to games but also to life as a whole. "
The April Fool's Day, r / Games fashion games want people to think about contributing to LGBT + charitable organizations, women's health, POC, and other groups.You can see a full list of charities and find out how to support them in this Reddit post
r / Games is expected to open again on April 2, and on this day, fashion will hold a discussion on the decision to close down the subdirectory