GX4 Panel Reminder: Podcasting for a Gamer Audience

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room B at 5pm PST! Podcasts are as varied as the wind, but what about those of us who want to address other gamers? You’ll get some basic how to start a podcast tips, then more focus on crafting your podcast for a gaming … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: Podcasting for a Gamer Audience

We’ve got 5 passes for @TheGDEX!

Thanks to the awesome folks at GDEX, we've got 5 full weekend passes for the I Need Diverse Games Community! How do I request a pass? Easy! Go to our Request Assistance Page, fill out our brief form and we'll get back to you in 2-5 business days What assistance are you offering for GDEX? … Continue reading We’ve got 5 passes for @TheGDEX!

We’ll see you at @TwitchCon’s Inclusivity City!

Inclusivity City This is an area designed in partnership with AnyKey to give attendees a chance to connect with organizations that are helping to make Twitch a welcoming place for everyone. Featured exhibitors include AnyKey, Hack Harassment, Online SOS, and I Need Diverse Games. In the City, visitors can learn about their initiatives and meet … Continue reading We’ll see you at @TwitchCon’s Inclusivity City!

Learning Self Care from The Sims

by W. L. Bolm When I was 19 or 20, I bought The Sims. I was in a bad marriage and hundreds of miles away from any family; the game was a way for me to escape for hours into a digital universe where I could build mansions and lead fictional characters through their lives, … Continue reading Learning Self Care from The Sims

Z’Isle -A Cyclepunk Zombie RPG : Signal Boost

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zisle/zisle-a-cyclepunk-zombie-rpg/widget/video.html A Tactical-RPG where turned-based combat and exploration rely on your team's chemistry as you fight the undead and reclaim your city! BACK THIS PROJECT About this project They blew the bridges out. And we ran out of bullets. Bikes. Raw material for surprisingly effective weapons. And they're everywhere. But so are these undead ghouls, … Continue reading Z’Isle -A Cyclepunk Zombie RPG : Signal Boost

Our Patreon is a little lonely, keep it company with a buck or three?

So now that we're a 501(c)(3), getting support via our Patreon or donations is more important than ever. It's literally how we're operating, keeping our blog up, our podcast going and how we can fund initiatives in the future. What we're able to do now: Keep Fresh out of Tokens on the air by paying … Continue reading Our Patreon is a little lonely, keep it company with a buck or three?

Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making With Philip Jones

Hey check out this interview with @Probearcub of @GaymerX @ROM2064 and Gaming in Color



Blanket Fort Chats” is a semi-regular column featuring women and nonbinary game makers talking about the craft of making games. In this week’s post, we feature Philip Jones, a nonbinary games professional best known as the editor of the queer cyberpunk adventure 2064: Read Only Memories and the expo hall director for the LGBTQIA+ games convention GaymerX.

Miss N: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into making games?

Philip: I’ve known I wanted to be in games since I was very young; I’d been writing and podcasting for fan and news sites since I was twelve. I first launched my own podcast project at 16 and went on to have the subject of the game’s creative director on for three exclusive interviews. Kept a couple contacts and soon met Toni Rocca [GaymerX Convention President] online.

I was barely 18…

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Celebrate Ability 2016 with @AbleGamers on Oct 8th!

REGISTER NOW  DONATE Join us in celebrating the first ever Ability event on Saturday October 8, 2016! Gamers and others from all over the world will join together to play games and raise money to help people with disabilities get back in the game. You can play anything you want, any way you want, for … Continue reading Celebrate Ability 2016 with @AbleGamers on Oct 8th!

.@IGDA releases it’s Diversity Report for 2014/2015

On September 2016, the IGDA released our Diversity Report for the game industry, our latest research compilation based on the 2014 and 2015 results of our annual Developer Satisfaction Survey. GamesIndustry.biz broke the news with this article. The actual PDF of the Diversity Report can be downloaded here. According to a new analysis of the … Continue reading .@IGDA releases it’s Diversity Report for 2014/2015

Calvary’s Here! The Role of Hostility in Games Discourse



Remember that controversy aboutOverwatch’s Tracer? The multiplayer shooter’s poster girl with a terribly mangled British accent and a legendary posterior? While she didn’t break the internet like Kim Kardashian did, there was some uproar about how her original character pose — in which her face and bottom were sort of facing the same direction — was removed by Blizzard for being too sexy.

The reactions from those who supported or derided the decision were swift; the camp that agreed with Blizzard’s decision said that this pose was out of character for Tracer’s playful (rather than sexy) personality. On the other hand, others saw this move as an attempt by Blizzard to cater to a vocal minority, and were vehemently against the removal.

There’s even a Change.org petition titled “Overwatch’s Tracer — don’t touch the butt” in which supporters implore Blizzard not to mess with Tracer’s…

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