Tag Archives: racism

Robert Yang on Flappy Bird

This week in online harassment: over the weekend, Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen pulled his game from the Apple App Store and Google Play due to harassment from players and games press. If you haven’t heard of it, Flappy Bird is … Continue reading

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Dream Game: The Underground

The following is a guest post from Sun Tzu: Tzu is a mixed race gamer who has been involved in the gaming scene since Doom. He enjoys writing about social justice, feminism, a wide variety of game genres, and writing … Continue reading

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Oh Far Cry 3, We Weren’t Meant To Be

*Pretty much spoiler free, but trigger warning for racism and rape* In a blatant disregard for my backlog of unfinished and untouched games, I bought Far Cry 3 this week.  I don’t even know why — I am not a … Continue reading

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Let’s Discuss: Apologies

Originally posted on Vorpal Bunny Ranch. Oh no! Suddenly your social media feeds and inbox are full of irate people peppering you with accusations of being insensitive, a bigot, all because you used a sexist/racist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. word, image, or phrase. What … Continue reading

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Pay Up – You are What You’re Worth

I’ve come to enjoy the scene of fog rolling down the hills. Where I’m from, fog is ephemeral; it rises from the dewy grass in the morning and floats off by noon. Walking to the market here feels like I’m … Continue reading

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Warcraft goes from Pygmies to Sherpa

The original version of this post appeared at Decoding Dragons. This is a difficult post. Not because it’s personal for me, but I feel like someone should say something. The casual cultural appropriation that Blizzard continues to practise is tiring, … Continue reading

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“Not Okay”: MovieBob on Sexism and Harassment in Nerd Culture

In another great video, MovieBob at The Escapist has a pretty great breakdown about bigotry and harassment in nerd and video game culture. He debunks a few common excuses for harassment, and points out that, while gamers fear actual censorship … Continue reading

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End Of Line: BioWare Clamps Down on Personal Attacks Against its Staff

During the height of the Jennifer Hepler incident, many readers of ours were quick to talk about a culture endemic among “white cis het men” who dominate certain bastions of geek culture. In the midst of attacks with sexist and … Continue reading

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Today in WTF: Minecraft horrible racial slur (TW: racism)

  File this away in today’s things I wish I didn’t have to write about.  Apparently, changing your language settings in Minecraft to Afrikaans, the language spoken in South Africa and Namibia, causes the top button to tell the player … Continue reading

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Native Americans in Videogames: Stereotypes, Racism, and Misogyny

Project COE has an extensive post discussing the portrayal of Native Americans in videogames, stereotypes, and racism by taking a closer look at memorable Native American characters in videogames: We tend to glance over these highly stereotypical portrayals as fun … Continue reading

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