If anyone can make indie games, then where are the Black and Latino people?

If anyone can make indie games, then where are the Black and Latino people? Developer Shawn Allen—one of the relative few people of color independently spearheading the creation of their own games—gave a talk at New York University's Game Center that looks at the dearth of diversity in the video game creator talent… »5/07/14 12:15pm5/07/14 12:15pm

Was PAX East's Diversity Lounge A Success? I Asked People Who Went

Ubiquitous webcomic Penny Arcade's taken some rather poor stances on diversity in the past, leading some people (myself included) to avoid PAX altogether for the time being. However, PA is at least attempting to clean up its act, starting with a "Diversity Lounge" that debuted at PAX East. But did it help? Or did it… »4/21/14 6:29pm4/21/14 6:29pm

Why I Didn't Attend PAX This Weekend

PAX is a behemoth. A monolith. It's nearly outgrown the ubiquitous webcomic that spawned it. It's an incredibly popular event, where tens of thousands of video game fans come together to celebrate their favorite pastime. But I think the convention still has a lot more growing to do, and in some ways is growing in the… »4/12/14 10:31am4/12/14 10:31am

A Look at Characters with Disabilities in Video Games

Recently there has been a lot of discussions about the need for diversity in video games. There has been a lot of attention given to the call for inclusion of more female characters, of more gay and lesbian characters, and more characters of racial minorities. Today I'm here to talk about another group that is often… »3/27/14 11:32am3/27/14 11:32am

Gaming Accessibility Project Hopes To Help More Developers Make Games Disabled Gamers Can Play

There are two kinds of accessibility that come up in gaming discussions. One is that understanding how a game works, or how to master it, can often be impenetrable to the newbie. But the other is that no matter how experienced a gamer is, if he or she has certain disabilities, the games can be literally almost… »9/04/12 11:30am9/04/12 11:30am