Tag: journalism

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…

VideoGamer.com Cover-Up: “Leading Expert on Racism” No Longer

Wesley Yin-Poole of VideoGamer.com interviewed Glenn Bowman, Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent, about Resident Evil 5 and its racist content. Yin-Poole called Bowman “one of the UK’s leading experts on racism”. In one of my previous posts, I suggested that Bowman may not be the most qualified academic to consult because none of his specialties include research on race issues or racism, based upon…

“Expert” Consulted on RE5 Racism Issue: Not an Expert on Race After All

UPDATE: There is an update to this story here. Recently, VideoGamer.com interviewed an “expert” to ask him whether the imagery in Resident Evil 5 was racist. The academic expert they consulted was Glenn Bowman, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent. Bowman said that Resident Evil 5 is not racist in that interview. Bowman even went so…

Games Media Award Nominees for Best Non-Commercial Site All Contain Ads

The MCV Games Media Award winners are set to be revealed this October, and the finalists have just been announced. The judging panel will consist of games industry professionals. When the Game Media Awards were announced, some games journalists criticised the judging process. Kyle Orland stated: Journalists themselves are in a much better position to judge their peers than are…

Yes, You Can Comment on Kotaku

Unbeknownst to me, as a non-regular reader of Kotaku (though this probably has to change because reading game news is now a part of my job, and because Josh says they’ve been getting better lately), they fixed their commenting policy so that the unwashed masses are allowed to make a comment. I was unable to understand how Kotaku could have…