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An important part of supporting each other’s diversity efforts is to share existing knowledge on diversity in the games industry. Here you will therefore find guest reviews and links to videoblogs, debate articles, reports, etc.

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Guest Reviews

  •  A Journey of Inclusiveness – Game Journalist Peter Ahonen writes a guest review on Journey (2012), focusing on inclusivity by the means of cancelling the importance of colour, shape and thought.
  • The Women of the Banner Saga – Game designer Novi Flink writes a guest review on The Banner Saga (2014), focusing on the depiction of the female characters.

Video blogs, podcasts and blogs

  •  http://www.feministfrequency.com/ Feminist Frequency is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. The video series was created by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 and largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy. It also provides resources for media makers to improve their works of fiction.
  •  http://www.lessthanorequal.com/ A weekly podcast dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of geeks facing inequality in their industries.

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Debate articles, essays and talks

  • Alexander, Leigh; Buter, Zuraida; Harvey, Auriea; Henrike aka Riker Lode; Kultima, Annakaisa; Reddy, Siobhan; Romero, Brenda- #1ReasonToBe – GDC talkGDC Vault, GDC Eu 2014 – Inspired by the #1ReasonWhy and #1ReasonToBe hashtag discussion, a rapid microtalk-style celebration and exploration of what it means to be a woman in games. (Video and slides)
  • Brathwaite, Brenda (The Escapist). What if the Player is Black? Brenda Romera (née Brathwaite) discuss how video games portray non-white characters.

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 Reports and research articles

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