On today’s show, Nelson (@aarisings) switches places with Keith and welcomes an exciting panel of gamers to tackle this week’s topic: the diversity of
Joining Nelson are fellow NOCs N’Jaila Rhee (@BlasianBytch) and MashfestNYC’s Jon Haehnle (@SONICBOOMB0X). Other special panelists include actor Tasi Alabastro (host of the KreenPananas YouTube channel) and Shoryuken.com‘s Patrick Miller (@pattheflip).
Topics covered on the show include:
- What video games got everyone into the hobby
- The disconnect between the video game developers (straight white males) and the people playing the games (everyone else)
- Harassment based on gender, race, and sexuality that runs rampant at gaming tournaments and conventions
- The “triple binding bias” for the female gamer community
- Are the characters found in fighting games examples of diversity or perpetuation of stereotype?
- All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.