ICYMI -Black Skin Is Still A Radical Concept in Video Games

By Yussef Cole And Tanya DePass Black characters are still underrepresented in games, where white is still seen as a kind of 'default.' Over the past few years, there has been notable improvement to the range of representation in games. Last year alone saw two separate big-budget titles featuring black protagonists, Mafia 3 and Watch … Continue reading ICYMI -Black Skin Is Still A Radical Concept in Video Games

Review: Torment – Tides of Numenera

Developer: inXile entertainment Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One (Windows version tested) Release date: February 28th 2017 Website: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/ Since the Kickstarted RPG Renaissance began, we've had three (THREE!) Shadowruns, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin a new Wasteland, and Tyranny. Fans of clicking through dialogue and (quasi-)turn-based combat from an isometric perspective have been spoilt … Continue reading Review: Torment – Tides of Numenera

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

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