Press Start: Pause - Race and Ethnicity in the Video Game Industry | Fanboys Anonymous

Press Start: Pause - Race and Ethnicity in the Video Game Industry

Posted by Tam To Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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It is not uncommon nowadays to find a AAA game out there with a white (usually male) protagonist saving the day. Should this be a cause for concern? Is this even an issue at all? What we see as a norm in the video game industry could also be an underlying bias that has taken hold.

Enter Pause, a new segment on Press Start. Join Sam Tuchin as he walks you through different controversial topics circulating the video game industry. In this edition, Sam will discuss the representation of race and ethnicity in modern games (or lack thereof).
Race and Ethnicity in video games
One of these things is not like the others...
Of course, many games require the use of a Caucasian character for lore-based or historical reasons. Aside from those exceptions, however, maybe the gaming industry should better represent the diversity of the world that we live in, let alone the audience that plays these games.

Whether or not you think this is an issue is unrelated, since it is apparent that this is an actuality. Check out the video below to see Sam's thoughts!


What are your thoughts on this topic? Also, what issue would you like to see Sam tackle in future iterations? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!

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