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Ethics as a first resort

I’m sort of surprised that we don’t speak more about ethics in game development. I know there are pockets of discussion here and there, but not to the level I have been expecting. Perhaps it’s because I’m trying to follow… Continue Reading →

The Gift of Greatness

Ten years ago, Jacob’s father disappeared along with the Hugo Gernsback, the privately-held frigate on which he served as first officer. Last week, the ship’s beacon sent out a distress call reporting a crash on the planet Aeia. Jacob would… Continue Reading →

Let me be the hero

I vividly remember seeing Wonder Woman in the darkness of a movie theatre with a dear friend. I remember tears in my eyes as Diana climbed up the ladder and charged across the battlefield. I remember thinking “this is for… Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Male Genius

Note: I will be using the term “woman” a lot in this post, in part because articles and research tend to use a gender binary. I do however recognise that the biases women face are biases all marginalised groups face… Continue Reading →

Uneven playing fields

[..] for the purpose of this discussion I’m more interested in the kind of attitude that underlies and perpetuates mansplaining. And my answer, in short, is entitlement: entitlement of the epistemic variety, which relates to knowledge, beliefs, and the possession… Continue Reading →

One of those moments – discussing Lady Morange

In GreedFall, there’s a moment that has stayed with me, because it is such a poignant comment on how women – competent women – are treated. Mr. De Courcillion discusses Lady Morange with De Sardet, and what comes out of… Continue Reading →

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