Kaupapa: Technology

VR gamer experiences sexual assault

Talisa Kupenga

Kei te rehurehu haere te rerekētanga o te ao kikokiko i te ao mariko, i te mahi hemahema kino a ētahi kaitākaro kēmu whāataata ki ētahi atu i roto i tonu i taua ao. I roto i te kēmu QuiVr, i taitōkaitia te tuatangata a tētahi kai-tākaro wahine, e te tuatangata a tētahi atu. Ā, e ai ki a ia, he tūturu kē te āhua o ngā tūkinotanga i pā atu. Ka kore pea ētahi e pai o ētahi o ngā kōrero e whai ake nei. 

Ko te kēmu VR te wāhi hono ai te ao mariko me te ao kikokiko, ēngari ko ētahi kaikēmu kei te raweke i ētahi atu i roto i tēnei momo ao.

E ai ki tētahi Kaiwhakahaeare o Sexual Abuse Prevention Network a Fiona McNamara, "The point of a virtual reality game is to create a virtual reality. And if you are sexually harassed then you essentially have the same experience as if you were sexually harassed in real life. The point is that this game is created so that what happens to you feels real."

Na tētahi atu kaikēmu i raweke i te āhua o tētahi wāhine i a ia e tākaro QuiVr ana. Ahakoa kaore i pā ki a ia i tēnei ao, i hanga nga kaihanga kēmu i tētahi ahuatanga o roto kia noho haumaru ai nga kaikēmu i tenei ahutanga.

Hei tā tētahi Kaihanga Kēmu a Maru Nihoniho, “So they've come up with a way to give the avatar a power which if someone else goes to touch them in game you can put a force-field around yourself and so that stops, well it doesn't stop, it fades out the person that is trying to harass you so they don’t get any benefit from trying to harass you. So they've made that tool-kit available to other developers when they create virtual reality games."

E kaha ana te puta o nga momo ao VR; ka taea te kite i nga whare i mua i te hanga hei hoko, ka taea hoki te hanga wheako onioni. Ēngari ko tā Nihoniho tēra pea ka tinihia te ahuatanga o te wahine o roto i tēnei ao na te nui o nga wahine hanga kēmu.

"It is male dominated at the moment [but it is] changing and I think with that change well see games that have a lot of different content than what we're seeing now.”

Mēna ka tūkinohia tētahi i a rātou e kēmu ana ka taea te whaki atu ki nga kaihanga ka taea hoki te pana i a ratou i taua kēmu.