A real highlight of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in the last couple of years has been the Advocacy Track. This is made up of a series of talks, round tables and presentations regarding issues within gaming about diversity, tolerance and inclusivity. … Rather brilliantly, the sessions within this track are being made free to all, rather than just those who attended the conference.
Thought this may be worth sharing — particularly as it seems to be pretty strong on intersectionality right off the bat, too.
Bonus points for RPS’s on-point aside, challenging those who would rather not see this type of thing discussed:
"If you have a problem with the discussion of matters regarding gaming culture that don’t fit within a grotesque interpretation of the “norm”, then really, feel free to find another site. Join a thread on Reddit discussing some imagined point in our past when we didn’t write about this stuff (we always did) and still wrote about games (we obviously do, the overwhelmingly vast majority of the time). Or recognise that having an issue with this content making up less than one percent of what we publish is perhaps the main reason such content is so massively necessary. If this fleck of dust within the cornucopia of reviews, previews, interviews, trailers and news is such an irritant, perhaps the allergy needs addressing?”