Quickies: Harassment, acetaminophen, and why Nintendo should move beyond white characters
- No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry – “The industry is currently in the midst of a massive cultural shift. There’s a growing disconnect between the nearly half of gamers that are female, and overwhelmingly male population of games journalists and game developers.” From Walter.
- How does acetaminophen work? We don’t know – If you end up spending a chunk of your day watching American Chemical Society videos after this, I do not apologize.
- It’s time for Nintendo to move beyond white characters – From Criticaldragon1177.
- On harassment – This really excellent comic on harassment is why Robot Hugs is one of the few comics I follow.
Featured image by Flickr user Alex Dram.
The Nintendo situation is quite strange. It wouldn’t seem as odd if their cast were 100% Japanese (not better, mind you, but at least understandable), but all white? I wonder if that speaks to something in modern Japanese culture…
Well, in any case, I hope this message gets through to the home office. I’ve heard much of the office has quite a problem listening to the desires of the rest of the world. This was what caused the initial Tomodachi Life same-sex marriage controversy – the localizers were much more in-touch, but they couldn’t change the game’s programming, and the home office wouldn’t listen to them about things like this. There are some positive signs, though, such as with games that allow character customization.
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