Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged in November

  We’ve got an opportunity to be part of the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged. But the table has to have someone there during all open hours, 10am – 6pm. Seeing as how there’s one of mod @cypheroftyr, that means we need community help! If you are planning on going to PAX Unplugged anyway, and/or … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged in November

Signal Boosting – Politics & Mental Health Panels at TwitchCon

Overview: This campaign is aimed at helping the panelists on the "Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games" panel and the "Being Political on Twitch" panel afford the expenses of attending TwitchCon 2017 (Oct 20-22). Our panels are diverse and many of us need financial support to be able to attend. We're setting our goal high with … Continue reading Signal Boosting – Politics & Mental Health Panels at TwitchCon

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!

Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins

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

So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red

(Image Source: Dream Daddy [edited])   This article contains spoilers for Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. If you haven’t played it yet, go play it right now. No seriously, minimize your browser and give it a go. I’ll wait. … … … All set?   In Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, players take … Continue reading So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red

Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Call For Articles - Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games: New Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Games, and Play” by Guest Editors - Ruberg & PhillipsThe intersection of LGBT issues, queerness, and video games represents a space of great turmoil and great potential. Video games, the games industry, and games culture have … Continue reading Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class

The Anita Borg Institute is a global, 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Their chapters were launched in 2015 and ABI.Chicago has monthly events & coding tutorials for adults. They are looking for someone to teach an Intro to Video Gaming class. To learn more about them, go to http://local.anitaborg.org/groups/abi-chicago/gpages If interested, contact La'Shon Anthony at lashona@abidotlocal.org. *Please note … Continue reading Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class