Going for gold in a dimly lit tent on the edge of the X Games grounds this week are a few dozen players going at it in “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” an eGaming event ESPN executives added to the Winter X program.
The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.
The game “Call of Duty” has been around for about 10 years and always featured only male avatars. But some say what might look like a good thing for women may actually be opening the door to online abuse.