ICYMI – A Fresh Narrative in Gaming in the @nytimes

In case you missed this, our founder Tanya DePass, along with Shareef Jackson, Kahlief Adams and Cicero Holmes of Spawn On Me, and Dr. Kishonna Gray were interviewed for this piece in the NYT by Justin Porter Lincoln Clay’s path of revenge leads him across New Bordeaux, a fictional city based on New Orleans in … Continue reading ICYMI – A Fresh Narrative in Gaming in the @nytimes

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Come out, play with fire and fight hate with @RaksGeek

Fight hate, support diversity in gaming, and join firespinning ninjas, bellydancing Wookiees, and vengeful, sword-wielding warriors for an unforgettable night of nerdiness and dancing! We'll even have specially-crafted geek cocktails (because who doesn't want to drink Romulan Ale?)! Raks Geek presents a brand-new show inspired by video games like Bioshock, Super Mario Bros, and Mortal … Continue reading Come out, play with fire and fight hate with @RaksGeek

Not Your Plot Twist by @sammmtastic

My Monster is #NotYourPlotTwist: Examining the Exploitation of Stigma in Horror Games By s.b.r. This article contains discussion of many aspects of mental illness that some readers may find triggering. It also contains spoilers for The Park and Until Dawn. Obviously, I can’t speak for every mentally ill person out there, gamer or not. The … Continue reading Not Your Plot Twist by @sammmtastic

We’ve got two @Lavecon_ Bronze passes!

We've got two sets of Weekend Bronze Passes for Lavecon thanks to their generosity. If you are interested, please fill out this form and we'll get back to you within a week or so. About Lavecon: Lavecon is a convention which celebrates the creative energy in science fiction, fantasy and gaming, inspired by the Elite … Continue reading We’ve got two @Lavecon_ Bronze passes!

Check out a new @GamingLooksGood about @watchdogsgame by @shareefjackson

https://youtu.be/SbvGQNS4knc   Shareef rides with Marcus and the Deadsec crew. Lots of good about this game regarding Black representation, but it needs some work with Latino and Asian issues. Overall, a good one. by @ShareefJackson gaminglooksgood shareefjackson.com

We’ve sponsored 10 tickets to @BrooklynGamery ‘s Game Devs of Color Expo!

Join us for the 2017 Game Devs of Color Expo and celebrate game developers of color! Play games by awesome creators as well as learn and share techniques for creating your own interactive media! In our day-long event at the historic Schomburg Center, we will hold panels, talks, educational sessions, and an arcade – all … Continue reading We’ve sponsored 10 tickets to @BrooklynGamery ‘s Game Devs of Color Expo!

Thank you!

We raised $515 during today's stream! Thank you again to Xbox for providing prizes for our fund raising stream. Thanks to everyone who hosted us and followed! Congratulations to everyone who snagged a prize! BitRaptor who won the Halo 5 Guardians XB1 controller: TheGameCrypt who had some really good luck going and copped two prizes! … Continue reading Thank you!

Going to @Official_GDC? Be sure to sign up for Blacks in Gaming – Green Room

Description Xbox is once again proud to partner with the Blacks in Gaming (BiG) organization to host the 12th annual BiG Green Room during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco . Join us to connect & network with other game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more. Enjoy private listening sessions with industry veterans as … Continue reading Going to @Official_GDC? Be sure to sign up for Blacks in Gaming – Green Room

We’ve launched Game Devs Against #MuslimBan on teespring

Just 8 hours left in our teespring. Money will go to orgs fighting the #MuslimBan

I Need Diverse Games

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Gaming is a global industry, and the immigration ban, better known as the #MuslimBan is affecting the industry. This ban means a lot of developers will have to skip the annual Game Developers Conference Feb 27-Mar 3, 2017.

Others cannot leave the country out of fear of being refused re-entry despite having Permanent Residence (Green Card) or possibly being questioned with a US Passport and a “suspect” name or appearance.

GDC has already stood with those affected, even offering refunds to those who can no longer attend the conference. We could do no less to help. Funds raised will go to the ACLU and other organizations fighting this illegal & unethical immigration ban.

Buy a teeshirt, sticker, mug, hoodie or tank for the next ten days via Teespring

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We’ve got 3 passes for @AlterConf in Chicago!

Thanks to the generosity of AlterConf, we have three passes for AlterConf's return to Chicago in June!   About AlterConf: AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community … Continue reading We’ve got 3 passes for @AlterConf in Chicago!