Over 2000 developers and a few games journalists too have signed an open letter calling for the gaming community to bring an end to harassment and threats of violence and worse.
The latter comes after one of the darkest and most abhorrent fortnights that the gaming community has seen in a long time with small but vocal elements harassing and threatening both a independent developer Zoe Quinn and feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian.
The open letter was penned by Spaces Of Play's Andreas Zecher and the list of signature includes gaming household names from BioWare's Aaryn Flynn, former Xbox boss Ed Fries, Double Fine's Tim Schafer and Capybara Games' Nathan Vella.
Here's the text of the letter in full:
We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish.
If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites.
If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.
We would like to add our full support to the open letter and add our names to the list which currently includes 2118 signatures at the time of writing.