Happy Sunday, friends! Stirring up a bit of nonconformity to start the week off, I talked semi-seriously about how Life Is Strange is the queer answer to the Twilight saga. Next, many of our writers offered up their top diverse game picks to combat the #GamesSoWhite issue blazing a path through the industry. And as another recommendation for your growing games shelf, Lindsay had high marks for Jenny LeClue, a teen girl detective to rival even Sherlock Holmes. In anticipation for E3, Emm dropped a DIY detailing how to throw your very own Fallout 4 party, especially for when the nuclear apocalypse happens. Lindsay joined us again with a thorough breakdown of why trigger warnings are always necessary and how to better facilitate warnings even when you don’t experience triggers at all. Heather O closed out the week with a different look at the Tomb Raider reboot than we’ve previously discussed (like Sam is totally Lara’s girlfriend, full stop).
And now it’s time for the tweets and tweeters shaking up games culture! This week, we’ve got a super mega awesome post for you to share. Not only are we lining up inspirational and informative tweets for you, but we’re also rounding up quite a few links to keep an eye on. Want to impress your friends with all your hella games knowledge? We’ve got you covered. ✌
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) June 13, 2015
Video games are not perfect, and great to always remember this.
When a game is racist, and transphobic for example–awesome to point out.
— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) June 10, 2015
Tried to hold out re: Steam sale. Failed. Failed so hard. But as a humorless SJW, will probably hate all games and demand change.
— NYMGamer (@nymgamer) June 13, 2015
"twitter mob" is so often code for "marginalised group i never actually have to listen to in real life how dare they speak and kill my buzz"
— sandy (@imaginarystars) June 12, 2015
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 13, 2015
Every day of WWDC, I've had 100s of people come up to me, tell me they love what I do, and beg me not to stop.
I'm not going anywhere.
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 11, 2015
It doesn't mean anything to say you believe in something. Have you stood up for it? Are you willing to fight for it?
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 11, 2015
In mobile, as with other games, racism and sexism unfortunately abound. pic.twitter.com/jtVQeVEh4j
— Unconsoleable (@unconsoleable) June 12, 2015
When games star white men it's art. When games star anyone else it's "politics"
— Jef Rouner (@jefrouner) June 6, 2015
JUST BE YOURSELF AND SPEAK YOUR MIND is easy for me to do and say. But women and authors-of-color will catch hella more shit for it than I.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 11, 2015
The historical accuracy defense of Witcher 3 gets weird when one user asks why Geralt can't romance his daughter pic.twitter.com/bWg4lSFKek
— 😏 (@sidneyfussell) June 8, 2015
Ah. I was wrong. "Cassandra looks like a man" guy DID feel the need to also message me, even despite returning DAI. Joy.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) June 10, 2015
Someone really said this to Bioware. This is not a joke or troll. pic.twitter.com/2ZAbILFimq
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) June 10, 2015
— Xhalax Sevatarion (@morbius_sire) June 11, 2015
— Cirilla Riannon (@Ciri_Riannon) June 11, 2015
And as an added bonus this week, here are some links you should be keeping an eye on!
— Tanya D ✊🏾 homecon (@cypheroftyr) June 10, 2015
hey y'all! http://t.co/i52n3eWNUa I made a companion site for more resources to compliment Sortingh.at! Covers new ground too!
— 💀da scare z0ne💀 (@UnburntWitch) June 10, 2015
Are you a LGBT dev (tech or games) and want goods showcased? Fill out this form to be a part of DevelopingPride!! https://t.co/EyIcLsuiow
— GaymerX (@GaymerX) June 5, 2015
— Spooky Natalie 🎃 (@Mismembered) June 10, 2015
As a reminder, the #WOCinTech chat is open to all women/femmes of color who are interested in tech, whether you’re in the industry or not.
— Stephanie Morillo (@radiomorillo) June 8, 2015
I have something great for you: An opportunity to support a scholarship for young girls making video games! https://t.co/82loQi4cDv
— TimOfLegend (@TimOfLegend) June 8, 2015
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 9, 2015
— Prescilla (@OuterHeaven_x) June 13, 2015