Harsh Words and Deeds: Systematic Content Analyses of Offensive* User Behavior in the Virtual Environments of Online First-Person Shooter Games

@article{Ivory2016HarshWA,
  title={Harsh Words and Deeds: Systematic Content Analyses of Offensive* User Behavior in the Virtual Environments of Online First-Person Shooter Games},
  author={Adrienne Holz Ivory and James D. Ivory and W. Wu and Anthony M. Limperos and N. Andrew and Brandon S. Sesler},
  journal={The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={10}
}
While the virtual environments of online games can foster healthy relationships and strong communities, some online games are also marred by antisocial and offensive behavior. Such behavior, even when relatively rare, influences the interactions and relationships of users in online communities. Thus, understanding the prevalence and nature of antisocial and offensive behaviors in online games is an important step toward understanding the full spectrum of healthy and unhealthy interactions and… Expand
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