Diversity In Video Games

Diversity In Video Games

With more women and minorities playing video games, Kojo looks at why most games don't seem to reflect this growing diversity in their content.

The stereotype of a video game geek is a teenage boy lost in a game for hours a day, or perhaps a middle-aged man in his basement. In reality, gaming fans are much more diverse: women now make up almost half of all players, and a growing number of minorities identify as gamers. But most games don't reflect this diversity in their content. Women are often portrayed as objects and minorities as villains. Kojo gets perspectives from three experts about the state of diversity in the video game industry.

Guests

Kate Flack

Lead designer, Mythic Entertainment

M. H. Williams

Staff writer, US Gamer

Larry Frum

Video game writer, CNN

Kristin Bezio

Professor, leadership studies, University of Richmond.

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