Gaming giants Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox have shared details on their united commitment to make gaming a safer place for all players.
Dave McCarthy, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Operations, has shared a new post on the official Xbox website today, highlighting the basic principles that sit at the heart of each company's work. "We believe gaming is for all people of all ages, including our youngest and most vulnerable players," the post reads. "Technology makes compelling entertainment experiences possible, and we want to ensure that those experiences – especially when they involve interaction with others – are positive and respectful."
McCarthy goes on to explain how Xbox is 'aligned' with its industry rivals in this message, sharing the three key pillars holding up its work.
"At Xbox, we are aligned with both Nintendo, on behalf of the community of Nintendo Switch players and PlayStation in our belief that protecting players online requires a multidisciplinary approach – one that combines the benefits of advanced technology, a supportive community, and skilled human oversight. We can accomplish more when we work toward the same goal, and so we will each continue investing in, evolving, and amplifying our approaches to user safety. As we continue this work, we will prioritize protecting the safety of our players, especially those most vulnerable."
Here are those key principles listed in the post:
Prevention: Empower players and parents to understand and control gaming experiences.
Partnership: We commit to partnering with the industry, regulators, law enforcement, and our communities to advance user safety.
Responsibility: We hold ourselves accountable for making our platforms as safe as possible for all players.
It's particularly good to see the companies 'holding themselves accountable' for making their platforms as safe as possible here. Incidentally, you can find Nintendo's support page and information for parents at those links should you need any assistance.
"Protecting players can be challenging in a digitally and often instantaneously connected world. This partnership signifies our commitment to work together to improve player safety and ensure gaming remains truly for everyone. While the video game industry has a long history of taking steps to protect gamers, especially children, we recognize that no one company or industry will solve these challenges alone.
"We welcome others to make and share similar commitments to players everywhere."
Do you believe that Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox do enough to protect gamers? Do you think more could be done, or that the three companies should accept a higher level of responsibility than they do now? Feel free to share your thoughts on the topic in the comments section below.
Let me address some of the things in your comment as a black dude myself.
“So many black people these days are tired of blm bunching them together with criminals who they share nothing with except the pigment in their skin.”
This is somewhat true. Most black people don’t enjoy these generalizations. I believe that the BLM movement is attempting to highlight the fact that black people commit a lot more crime than the norm, and that makes them feel uncomfortable. It’s a very sad fact, though.
“And the low expectations-racism that comes with that. Its kinda funny that BLM/AFA/Woke folk actually thrills on the biggest stereotype ever; that black people in general shares interests with criminals being arrested or spending time inside the prison walls”
I think I see what you’re saying here. People are saying that “Black people cannot succeed because of their skin color.” This is a statement that would take a block of text to explain XD.
The shortened version is this: Poor people in America tend to stay poor. This is a result of the system in America and how this country works. Black people, on average, are more likely to be poor because of Jim Crow and the war on drugs. All this meaning that black people are, one average, less likely to succeed.
“These organizations claims to represent ´'people of color' in general, but they always focuses on individuals with criminal lifestyles that get into problem with police.”
Easy one. Since the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, the relationship between Black people and the police is usually the focus. Remember Selma? That’s what gets people riled up to march.
Now, these orgs use the police to get people riled up again. It gets people mad to see the state kill someone unjustly like that. Those kinds of things make people remember the 60s.
The people who spat at little black girls going to integrated schools are still alive today. Seeing the police kill Floyd made them remember those times. They don’t want to live through another Civil Rights Movement. That’s why they March.
Hope this cleared some things up!