There’s only room for certain kinds of women in the tech world.
by Naomi Alderman
Illustrations by Kelsey Dake
This is brilliant! Read it!
Miho, an office worker from Tokyo, is backed up against a wall. Two men in suits are approaching her. “Do I frighten you?” one asks.
Seven women in the video game industry share their thoughts on the GamerGate controversy and how it has affected their views, their lives and their work.
Riot Games have introduced a new rule to League of Legends which would effectively stop all toxic players from entering into matches until they stopped being such total jerkfaces. We approve.
Developers at Riot posted on the League forum, letting players know that they will be introducing a new rule called Ranked Restrictions. Rolling out on servers in North America and Europe in the latest patch, this new service will monitor in-game chat, restricting “negative players,” and preventing them from joining ranked (read: Important) matches until they’ve played a set number of normal draft (read: Not Important) matches without behaving like a complete asshole.
Let this work! Something has to work.
While more women are playing video games, their ranks aren’t growing as quickly in positions of power in the video game business.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Miss America Pageant
Going to donate now!!!
This is a huge feature on women in gaming and the games industry that Electronic Gaming Monthly ran. It contains interviews, editorial remarks, and general cultural information from the time period. It carries a lot of “90’s opinions” (in all the resonances that phrase could have) about women, but I think it is a huge historical resource and I would encourage people to share it around. Publications writing about women in games is not new, and this is something to point to in order to make that case.
This is amazing!