The labour of games

ArenaNET, the creators of Guild Wars 2, recently fired two long-time employees for what the company claims amounts to "attacks on the community", due to an alleged failure "to uphold our standards of communicating with players". Jessica Price and Peter Fries, both industry veterans, with Fries being with the company for 12 years, were summarily … Continue reading The labour of games

Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

by Brianna Lawrence, @brichibitweets The end of 2016 was not a good look for me. Neither was the beginning of 2017. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I was rather... distraught... over who was elected into office. Trump’s America feels like an unaired episode of The Twilight Zone that never should’ve seen … Continue reading Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

#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!

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

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

.@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

Supporting our work and some real talk on money.

A note: We know times are tight and Puerto Rico needs help, as do others post disaster. We'll be here for a while, but their need is now & pressing. So save links & if you got spare coins today or later? That's great. If not we understand Reminder that we're on Patreon, this 1st day … Continue reading Supporting our work and some real talk on money.

#PlayForPR – Signal boost & request for help

GAMES INDUSTRY PEOPLE, Ashley need your help! She and some fellow Puerto Rican's are organizing a Twitch stream to raise urgently-needed relief funds for the crisis back home in Puerto Rico. Some big names are already involved (TBA!). Can you / your company help us with the stream / donations / raffle swag / promo … Continue reading #PlayForPR – Signal boost & request for help

We Make and Ideas United team up with Google to support inclusivity in Game Design

New program Infinite Deviation: Games helps emerging game designers develop and launch their ideas on Google Play ATLANTA, September 15, 2017 - We Make and Ideas United have collaborated with Google Play and Google Computer Science Education in Media to launch a new program that supports emerging game designers and takes their ideas to market. … Continue reading We Make and Ideas United team up with Google to support inclusivity in Game Design

Streaming Update!

So we want to get our stream back up to speed and want to know what kinds of games you want to see us playing on the I Need Diverse Games twitch! We just got our graphics redone on the channel, and even have Better Twitch TV Emotes ready to use! So, under the cut … Continue reading Streaming Update!