GLHF – pt 10: What we’ve learned

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look back at the series and what I’ve learned from playing multiplayer games and the various communities. If you like this article please feel free to check out the rest of the series: In…

GLHF – pt 9: How to play for Friendship

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look at how playing for friendship and focusing on your teammates can positively impact your gaming experience, those of your teammates, and the community. If you like this article please feel free to check…

GLHF – pt 8: Sadness & Defeat

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look at how mentality and a defeatist state of mind can have severe impact on a player and their team’s performance, specifically within the context of the MOBA League of Legends. If you like…

GLHF: pt.6 – Toxicity

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look at how manners are being disregarded and players are being rude and disrespectful to each other.  If you like this article please feel free to check out the rest of the series: pt. 1:…

GLHF – pt 4: Respect

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are taking a look at how manners are being taught and propagated among players, and how respect is shown in competition.  If you like this article please feel free to check out the rest of the series: pt….

GLHF – pt. 2: Selfishness / Noncompetitive play

GLHF is a series that looks to better understand the dynamics of sportsmanship in video games, today we are starting with a brand of manners that falls somewhere in the middle, which offers us a glimpse at both how players have fun for themselves, and how at times that can cost their teammates and /…

GLHF – pt 1: Sportsmanship in video games

In video games, sportsmanship can sometimes be hard to come by.  Online play creates an atmosphere of boldness behind anonymity, which simultaneously empowers shy, kindhearted players to feel safe seeking friends and allows villainous trolls to attack and lash out at everyone they meet. In this world of raging, bad manners, hate speech, and griefing, I have…