There is something happening in the South African online gaming scene. Namely, the types of people who are playing these games is changing drastically. It used to be the playground for just white male players. They enjoyed the games and they liked to make often racist or sexist comments about other players and other people in general. That is now starting to change.
The Huffington Post did a piece about how social gaming is changing in South Africa in that is becoming something done by a wider segment of society. People are also starting to talk about these issues which have been long festering just beneath the surface. They want to have a discussion about them in order to air them out in the open and make sure that something is done to reverse the problems that are often seen in the gaming world.
It can be frustrating to see people talking the way that they do sometimes on these games, but that just means that other people need to say something. Now they are starting to do so.
While this may seem like a very small win and perhaps one that does not even matter all that much, that is simply not the case. Just the fact that certain issues like this are coming to the forefront is a huge deal. It was not that long ago that people felt afraid to express their feelings about these things. Now, they feel emboldened to do so. It is one step in the direction of progress, and people are feeling good about it.