Hard N.O.C. Life Video Games

Calling for a Jerk-Free Video Game Community

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.

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