Another icon of the gaming industry has come out against #Gamergate. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime started his speech at Blizzcon talking about, what most people believe is #Gamergate.
“I’d like to take a moment to talk about something serious,” Morhaime began. “Over the past couple months, there’s been a small group of people who have been doing really awful things. They have been making some people’s lives miserable, and they have been tarnishing our reputation as gamers. It’s not right.”
“Blizzcon is a great example of how positive and uplifting gaming can be. Let’s carry the good the good vibes from this weekend out into the world all year round. There is another person on the other end of the chat screen. They are our friends, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters. Let’s take a stand to reject hate and harassment. Let’s redouble our efforts to be kind and respectful to one another and let’s remind the world what the gaming community is really all about.”
It was a beautiful speech and it was received by thunderous applause. Granted Morhaime did not quote #Gamergate by name. In fact, some #Gamergate supporters have said he could be talking about the anti-#Gamergate movement and some of the less reputable steps they have taken. But the majority seem to regard his speech as calling out #Gamergate in particular.
What do you think? Who was Morihaime talking about? Let us know in the comments.