Imagining Different Worlds: Gaming, Dealing With “Baked-In Setting Racism,” and A Want For Change

A friend of mine and I talked about decisions by other staff members or administration on a gaming server. She threw in the comment about how some places out there are hard to budge on changing or at the least introducing new stories. Sometimes, they are impossible to budge on even acknowledging existing nuances where these stories can flourish, even when you point out in source material how it can work. This is especially the case when trying to make stories about astereotypical depictions of a monster race. Her comment was, with utter sarcasm, “Can’t lose that setting flavor of baked-in racism.” Harsh.

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Why I Play Less: Reflecting on the Patriot Act’s Dark Side of the Gaming Industry

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Lately, I have been watching Patriot Act on Netflix. I am hooked. Truly, it is refreshing to have a show that is both witty and addresses serious, intense topics; social issues people do not always discuss as much as they should. The fact more Asian Americans, especially South and Southeast Asians, are speaking up and having representation, is also wonderful. Continue reading “Why I Play Less: Reflecting on the Patriot Act’s Dark Side of the Gaming Industry”

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