The Harry Potter GDQ Ban

Talk about casting an unforgivable curse…

It’s funny seeing the divide in the gaming world between those who want to play the latest Harry Potter game and those who don’t want to contribute to transphobia. Personally I don’t have any interest in the game so I haven’t bothered to play it, but I know people who have played it and while I question their judgement to choose to support this I don’t think any lesser of them for doing so.

However others in the community are taking a harder stance to this, the most recent big name of which being the speedrunning event GDQ. They recently updated their terms and conditions to include more ‘banned’ games from the event which has now included all of the games from the Harry Potter franchise. As a very family friendly and lgbt+ supportive organisation and event this makes a lot of sense, many trans individuals are part of the speedrunning community and as such having games that are directly supportive of a Terf individual would be a bit of a sour taste to have at future events so I am happy they decided to do this. Now I know many people who would be in opposition to taking such a strong stance like this but personally I feel as though it’s their event and if they want to directly represent their ideals on their streams then they have every right to do so. If you don’t support that kind of behaviour, then don’t watch their streams, simple as.

What are your opinions on this matter? Let us know in the comments below! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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