Category: Community

Harassment and Marginalization in Videogame Culture

It has been a long time since I’ve commented about anything related to misogyny and other forms of bigotry in videogame culture, much less specific incidents.¬†Although I noted more than a year ago¬†that the discourse is shifting, that we’re seeing more and more coverage on mainstream sites about marginalized groups of gamers, we’re also seeing greater backlash from the vocal…

Now Read This: Three Articles on Sexism and Games Culture

I read a lot of articles and blog posts about -isms (sexism, racism, etc.) and how they relate to videogames and the culture and community of gamers. Here are three articles I read over the past week that I found thoughtful, insightful, interesting, and which I think you should read, too. Each article discusses sexism at different levels. The first…

Ada Lovelace Day: Interview with Tracey John

I’ve been reading Tracey John’s work since her days at MTV Multiplayer. I recently met Tracey at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Tracey agreed to participate, despite her very busy post-GDC and pre-PAX East workload. So, a huge thank you to Tracey for setting aside some time for this interview! Tracey John is a writer and journalist based…

Ada Lovelace Day: Interview with Nicholle Young

I have been watching The Tester, the Sony PlayStation Network reality show, since the series first started. In the show, cast members compete for a position as a Sony PlayStation Quality Assurance Tester. Nicholle Young is one of the cast members of The Tester, and she graciously agreed to take time out of her busy day and participate in this…