Episode 40 – The One Where We Talk About Social Injustice

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In this week’s episode, the guys discuss a hot-button issue in today’s gaming culture. Using Manveer Heir’s talk at GDC as a spring board, Cameron, James, and Delvin discuss misogony, racism and homophobia in video games. We discuss both positive and negative examples of characters and story-telling devices and the mentality behind them. As well, we talk about how the industry can move forward.

While it’s not required listening for this episode, we highly recommend listening to Manveer Heir’s GDC talk, linked here.

**Note: This episode was recorded shortly before Nintendo’s ill-received statement and subsequent apology regarding gay options in Tomodachi Life. As such, we did not get to discuss it, but will be sure to do so in a future episode.

Break Music:
Dragon Age 2: Tavern
League of Legends: Main Theme
Mass Effect 3: Sheppard’s Tango

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