Jimquisition – Online Threatening Behaviour

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/7955-Im-Going-To-Murder-Your-Children

This is an interesting opinion video that was brought to my attention recently. Posted in August of this year, it looks at an incident where Jennifer Helper (a senior writer for game developer BioWare) quit her job after her children were threatened with being murdered following discontent from gaming fans in the wake of the release of Dragon Age II, as well as considering other incidents of online threatening behaviour from gaming fans. This video raises some interesting points of the knock on consequences of such behaviour on game development, but a lot of his points I feel can relate to incidents of online threats in other fields.

This video does contain some strong language.

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