Archive for February 14th, 2009

Race in games

Darion White on the portrayal of African American video game characters:

Black characters in video games aren’t difficult to find, but rare is the well-rounded and positive black protagonist. Black characters in games habitually range from stereotypical to non-existent. In contrast, black gamers consume a great deal of the medium and are a vastly growing and contributing demographic in the community. Why not create and implement characters that are actually relatable or who boast innovative societal behaviors?

Additional views on race in video games can be found here and, of course, here.

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