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The Best Portrayals of Minorities in Gaming in 2013

Not surprisingly, when I was brainstorming this piece, it took me a while to think of more than one or two characters to put on this list. I reached out to my coworkers and even with a big group of us thinking, we couldn’t really name that many prominent characters that were minorities. It seems like every time I write a list like this, I get a bunch of responses claiming that in fact, white people are the minority and [...]

Black Stereotypes in Gaming: New Games, Same Characters

As a black gamer, I’ve gotten used to playing as a 30-something grizzled, scruffy white guy; unless, of course, the game has a character creator option like Saints Row and Mass Effect, or takes place in a historical setting a la the Assassin’s Creed series. While all people of color are shamefully underrepresented, the bigger crime to me is the predictable stereotyping that goes on, especially when it comes to black characters. A game that features a black character will, [...]

[Rant] The State of Minorities in Gaming

Since Black History Month is wrapping up I wanted to touch upon an issue that is relevant to it and me: the general state of minorities in gaming. Now before I get started, I want to clarify what I mean by the term “minorities.” Since the standard use of the word refers to all people of non-Caucasian origins, that will be the definition I’ll be referring to. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a list counting down my top minority characters [...]

[Featurama] Top 10 Minorities in Gaming

Since it’s Black History month, I wanted to write a little piece about my favorite minorities in gaming. Now this is a personal list so feel free to disagree and let me know why I’m wrong in the comments. The only two requirements I had for a character to be on this list was that they had to be either a main character or integral to the advancement of the story, and I have to had played the game. Hit the jump [...]