‘Gamer Girl’ Video Game Receives Backlash for Being ‘Tone Deaf’


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After a trailer for the video game Gamer Girl was released on July 16, the game was met with an immense amount of backlash. Gamer Girl is a full-motion video game (FMV) created by Wales Interactive that has the gamer playing the role of a chat stream moderator working for the streamer “Abicake99.”

The gamer performs roles including managing the comment section of Abicake99’s stream, banning bad-faith viewers from the stream and increasing the number of Abicake99’s subscribers. Abicake99 is played by Alexandra Burton. Gamer Girl is scheduled to release in September 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

When the trailer was released, many viewers quickly took issue with the game, saying that it perpetuates what female streamers have to deal with every day, specifically sexual harassment. The Gamer Girl trailer can be watched below: