Minority Media’s Patrick Harris harasses woman, brags to GDC

At the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), Minority Media's Patrick Harris received tremendous fanfare for his presentation on mitigating abuse in MMOs through gameplay mechanics that would create "precautions and punitive measures for damaging behaviors within [virtual reality]." Although his intent was quite noble, the tactics Harris employed to better understand harassment in a VR context are shockingly vile: As part of his experiment to figure out the depths of VR harassment, the designer played his MMO prototype with an unsuspecting woman. Their gameplay session was shown to the audience with a short video that left the room in stunned, dismayed silence. He…
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