As we all know Pewdiepie said the n-word on a stream and in a way that was offensive. Many of his defenders say it was in the “Heat of the moment” but this argument has been seen many times with multiplayer games with one I remember of a fighting game stream where a player was ok saying “rape that girl”. It a poor excuse for what is bad manners and just a way to dehumanize a person for what suppose to be a fun time.
It was @patrick.klepek that said this stem from the old arcade days where to one up your opponent you needed to say somethings to derail them. As time went on and the scene moved from closed arcades to more public places, players feel that they’re losing their place with games and so they double down on the insults. I get that you don’t want things to change but these insults are no longer acceptable and only hurt people. We need to change the way we talk and find betters to use when in those situations.
So my question is what should be done to better ourselves in these situations?