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
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
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.
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
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
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!
I grew up in what some might call the tail end of the golden age of the arcade. Back before netplay was commonplace and home consoles had the power to deliver the latest gaming experience, the arcade was the place to go. It was the noisy, flashy, stim-filled place to see where the future of … Continue reading Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins
[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I've included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] This is the continuation of my previous piece found here. The previous sections illustrated both the pervasiveness of … Continue reading The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 2 of 2
[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I’ve included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] The importance of the analysis of video games and other forms of electronic media may be eclipsed by […]
We’ve still got 2 tickets for @AlterConf this weekend in Chicago Thanks to the generosity of AlterConf’s organizers, we’ve got three tickets for the I Need Diverse Games community for the upcoming even in Chicago on June 10th, 2017 AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who … Continue reading Reminder – We have two tickets for @AlterConf in Chicago this weekend!