#DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

I Need Diverse Games became a Twitch Partner on April 3rd! That means we can have a stream team. Since the #DiversifyStreaming initiative was already a thing, we combined it into one thing, of a stream team where folks can be seen when they are live rather than just browsing a static list. Thanks to … Continue reading #DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

Slaying nature

By Tauriq Moosa Monster Hunter: World (MHW) is a game about killing indigenous creatures and conquering foreign lands, to mine and harvest resources for personal gain and glory. Considering the history of my and other African countries is the history of colonialism, I would’ve recognised such attitudes even as a child. It’s easy to miss … Continue reading Slaying nature

Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

We've got an opportunity to be part of the Diversity Lounge at PAX East. But the table has to have someone there during open hours, 10am - 6pm. Seeing as how there's one of mod cypheroftyr, that means we need community help! (Image is from last year's PAX App, we don't yet know the location … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

Congratulations to our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

Please congratulate our 2018 GDC Scholarship awardees! Everyone received a Conference + Summit Pass provided to us by Official GDC as part of the GDC Scholarship program.  Thanks again to our review committee: Tanya DePass Jane Ng Andrien Gbinigie Glenn White Our Awardees: Jens-Uwe Bahr Josie Brechner Cesar Castillo Moustafa Chamli Eleanor Chan Brianne Christiansen … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

Why Game Dads Matter

By Tauriq Moosa Male power fantasies have long focused on bulking up men, whether physically, or intellectually, and using their powers to defeat their enemies. Whether it’s a Stallone or a McClane, a Sherlock or a Dr House, portrayals of men in media has focused on providing them seeming immunity, due to some extraordinary quality … Continue reading Why Game Dads Matter

Our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship Program applications are open!

e INDG GDC Scholarship Program Our 2018 GDC Scholarship Applications are now open. 2018 Applications will be accepted November 13th– December 14th, 2017 I Need Diverse Games is excited to announce that in partnership with the Game Developers Conference, we continue to be part of the GDC Scholarship program! We will be awarding 25 Conference + Summit … Continue reading Our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship Program applications are open!

Off I go to @TwitchCon!

The random musings of a 1973 Original

TD TwitchCon PromoI’ll be going to TwitchCon for the first time tomorrow and I’m on a panel Sunday. If you’re around or can watch, I’ll be moderating “Being Political On Twitch”3:30 pm Pacific US timezone in the GivePlz Theatre. Joining me are Adam Koebel (adamkoebel on Twitch/Skinnyghost on twitter), Jennasaisquoi (same on Twitch and Twitter), and Brian Petrocelli (Citizen on Twitch & th3citizen on Twitter).

This panel is concerned with addressing the importance of being political as a creator, as the representative of a business or organization, and as a streamer. The purpose of this talk is to help empower people by talking openly about the risks and gains of struggling in a landscape that demands conformity and the continued repression of identities.

We’ll talk about whether a Twitch channel constitutes a public or private space (and what that means on the Internet), why these discussions…

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We’ve got passes for @GaymerX East!

So, in addition to mod cypheroftyr working with GaymerX on diversity review, we’ve collaborated with them again to get ten passes to give away. Each pass will cover admission to the convention (a $45 USD value). So, here’s what you need to do: Write us at: indg@ineeddiversegames.org with “GaymerX East Pass” in the subject line Tell us briefly why you need assistance … Continue reading We’ve got passes for @GaymerX East!

.@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Come by our Twitch channel, twitch.tv/ineeddivgames starting Tuesday October 10, 6pm Pacific/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern for BunMira playing Death of the Outsider, and discussing this add-on to Dishonored 2. We're interested in it because while there is a black female lead, she was not written by a black woman. So we're wondering how that … Continue reading .@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Episode 16: The World Is Just A Bridge. Gaming and Dungeons & Dragons

This Filipino American Life

IMG_3419On this episode of This Filipino American Life the TFAL crew talks about video games and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). We talk about who used video games as an escape, who did not really play as much as a kid, and who thought video games reinforced Eurocentric mythology.

While we start the conversation around video games, the conversation pivots to Dungeons and Dragons when we talk to our guests Earl Baylon (Elaine’s semi-cousin, Jonah Maiava from the Tomb Raider series, and Artistic Director of Room to Improv) and Edren Sumagaysay (writer, The Park’s Finest expediter, and Dungeon Master extraordinaire). Earl and Edren go into how they got into Dungeons and Dragons and explain to the TFAL crew how D&D works. We even begin to brainstorm a Filipino American D&D campaign!

IMG_3404What are your thoughts about gaming and D&D? What were/are your favorite video games? If you played D&D what…

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