Xbox's Phil Spencer discusses toxicity in gaming and how to combat it

Chary May 22, 2019.

  1. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Can't they have an auto-analyzer automute people that are younger than 25? ;D
     
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    Isn't toxicity making an exclusive that runs like crap in it's exclusive environnement ??
     
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    I think Microsoft should also do something against toxic work environment in gaming Industry.
     
  4. Youkai

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    The Problem is usually not the Game as this is not only happening in Games ! it is the same in lots of Message Boards and whatever.
    Heck I watched some (in Germany) "famous" youtube guy for a short while who does Minecraft Videos, because it was so crazy how many of these Kids reacted. There were even kids below 10 who stole real money from other Kids and so on.

    I don't like the idea but one European Politician asked to make it a Mandatory to use your Real Name online and I am pretty sure this might help a little as they might be "scared" to get in trouble in real life.


    By the way that youtube guy somehow got some data on some of the Kids and called their parents while recording and these Kids where so shocked and started crying ^^V that was somehow satisfying.
     
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    You really aren't generous at all...
     
  6. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Exactly! :toot:
     
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    As an Xbox fan I agree.

    Weren't they already tackling toxicity on Xbox One and people were angry they got banned for foul language? This sounds more like SJW virtue signalling.
     
  8. TCJJ

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    Nobody cares, Phil. Grow a pair.

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    If it makes online gaming enjoyable for people I don't really see the issue but then again I don't really play online gaming.

    I mean if you don't act like a toxic piece of shit and use common sense for what would be remotely acceptable then you don't have to worry.

    If it means more people play online then that's fine.
     
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    This is about more than trash talk though. I've gravitated away from online gaming these days, but in the past, it wasn't uncommon for people to berate me and then boot me from their games based solely on the fact I was a minority.

    I don't miss those days at all and if these people will be held accountable for being trash human beings, I'm all on board.
     
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    A little trash talk never hurt anyone. This just falls in line with how soft society has become.
     
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    Censoring people because they said mean words and hurt someone's feefees is always an issue.
     
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    Racism isn't the same thing as saying you suck...
     
  14. Dontuuch17

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    Like I said, this is about more than lobbing simple insults at each other. It's about toxic behavior.
     
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    Well it's always best to not be mean towards people in general as I've said if your not an offensive annoying dbag you have really nothing to worry about. I mean it's there private platform and if they decide people being assholes to each other isn't allowed I can't necessarily fault them for that.

    All I'm saying is if it allows more people to enjoy playing online and maybe because of the lack of toxicity brings more people into the online fold then may MS, Sony, Nintendo and Steam do their thing.

    I mean from their perspectives most people don't play online games to be assholes to each other, they play for competitiveness sure but not vitriol. For some people having to deal with that just means not bothering with it, constantly having to mute people can be a pain in the ass to, then there are people who are fine with it but if it wasn't there they likely wouldn't miss it.

    Overall just allowing the toxicity to fester would simply be bad business as most people who play online games wouldn't miss it, care for it, or would rather do without it. People who avoided online because of it well they may join now.
     
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    Dont bother Phil, the toxicity is inevitable it will always be available on internet, like for example on this tread is full of ponies that felt offended by your words because they are native toxic trolls, its in their blood.

    Well i guess i will make my contribution since they dont respect you, why not?. PS4 only single player exclusives are really boring after a while, unless you have no friends to play online and live in a cave, PS4 dont have great quality MP games to play online like Forza, Gears, Halo and Sea of Thieves, not even close, PS4 also dont have backwards compatibility with any of their previous systems which is really bad since you cant play the games of your childhood with better graphics and fps of nowadays, PS4 dont have the quality services that Xbox Live has now like Game Pass, EA Access for a neat price. The Xbox One X is currently the best and a proper 4K console that actually play native 4K games (old/new first and third party) with consistent fps so why Sony made PS4 Pro in the first place for 400$!? Thats a good question isnt it. Thats it i make my small contribution.

    EDIT: Sony dont like crossplay, which suits their arrogance very well.

    Cheers Phill. ; )
     
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    Phil mate you kno since 1994 playstation every year has had better and more games than any other console and has the best developer in the world woof woof
     
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    I like reading things like this. So interesting...
     
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    Suddenly I have the urge to listen Toxicity.
     
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