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Here’s How Gaming Companies Are Responding To The Protests
The world was recently shocked by the tragic death of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May 2020. Since then, citizens in the US and in other countries worldwide have been protesting against police brutality and racism, both in the streets and online.
Several companies, especially those in the gaming and entertainment-related industry, have responded to the protests, voicing their support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. However, some companies have been done great in this regard, while others, not really (we’re looking at you, Detroit Become Human developer Quantic Dream).
It’s also worth pointing out that while big companies like Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox have responded to this issue, the big elephant in the room is Nintendo, who has remained quiet on the matter at hand.
Check out their responses below:
â€” Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 31, 2020
â€” Discord (@discord) June 1, 2020
â€” PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 1, 2020
Xbox stands together with our fans, creators, colleagues, friends, and the entire African American & Black Community against systemic racism and injustice.
â€” Xbox (@Xbox) June 1, 2020
â€” Activision Blizzard (@ATVI_AB) June 1, 2020
An official statement from EA SPORTS pic.twitter.com/MKdgJjvKJB
â€” Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) May 31, 2020
â€” Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 1, 2020
â€” Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) June 2, 2020
â€” Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 1, 2020
â€” Riot Games (@riotgames) May 31, 2020
â€œSomebody has to stand when others are sitting. Somebody has to speak when others are quiet.â€ â€“ Bryan Stevenson
We stand with our Black colleagues, talent, storytellers and fans â€“ and all affected by senseless violence. Your voices matter, your messages matter. #BlackLivesMatter
â€” Warner Bros. (@warnerbros) May 31, 2020
â€” Cloud9 (@Cloud9) May 31, 2020
â€” Star Wars (@starwars) May 31, 2020
â€” Bethesda (@bethesda) June 1, 2020
Evo supports #BlackLivesMatter and the recent protests fighting against the police brutality that disproportionately affects Black Americans. To support the movement we are donating $7,500 each to @NAACP_LDF and @VisitLakeStreet
— EVO (@EVO) June 1, 2020
If you want to help do your part, you should check out the official Black Lives Matters site to donate internationally, sign petitions, and sort out more resources to share the knowledge on anti-racism.
(Image Credits: Al Jazeera)
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