The videogame scene has evolved from the hobby of boys in bedrooms to a popular pastime for anyone with a smartphone Many of the old guard resent this mainstreaming of games culture and they ve been anything but welcoming These trolls have created a climate of fear by abusing and harassing women, minorities and anyone who has dared to speak out against misogyny and oth The videogame scene has evolved from the hobby of boys in bedrooms to a popular pastime for anyone with a smartphone Many of the old guard resent this mainstreaming of games culture and they ve been anything but welcoming These trolls have created a climate of fear by abusing and harassing women, minorities and anyone who has dared to speak out against misogyny and other problems in the boys club industry Game Changers puts these conflicts under the microscope, in Australia and overseas The book features exclusive interviews with many key figures working to make the videogame world a safe space, including Anita Sarkeesian and Zo Quinn, two of the women at the centre of the Gamergate abuse In 2015, they were asked by the United Nations to lead a panel discussion on the rising tide of online violence against women and girls Authors Dan Golding and Leena van Deventer use their extensive experience in the videogame industry, both as players and professionals, to examine how games culture is growing, diversifying and changing for the better Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for ebook, 256 pages Published March 10th 2016 by Affirm Press More Details ISBN 1925475166 ISBN13 9781925475166 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit detai
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Read the subtitle of this book, as it provides a summary of the contents This is a powerful and disturbing about the recent history of conflicts relating to video games While this book contains the very disturbing experiences of key figures, it is also an encouragement to make and play games Both Leena and Dan provide their own experiences of harassment, and these areas of similarity and difference are important The key section to remember is that video games are for everyone.Even if you a Read [...]
For a long time, the stereotype surrounding video game culture saw its players identified as uniformly male, probably socially inept and pale, and likely a little overweight This is no longer true and has not been for some time, yet the sheer maleness of this industry and its initial consumer base meant that some unhealthy attitudes toward the opposite sex were allowed to fester unchecked for decades.An undercurrent of misogyny among gamers broke from the shadows into sunlight in October 2014 w [...]
Absolutely ate this book up People had to endure me quoting it for a good week Made for really interesting discussions on the nature of gaming, gaming industry, feminism and pop culture Really left a mark in my brain.
A book explaining Gamergate, online harassment, and the video game culture war and feminist ideas towards gaming, and the pushback in trying to change the status quo An excellent book for people who don t know what Gamergate is and online abuse with video games.
Game Changers is a non fiction book that explores the videogame industry and how games culture is changing and diversifying, while also dissecting the misogyny and harassment that has permeated facets of the games community The book tackles large issues and acts as an educational experience for those unfamiliar with what has been happening within the industry.Read Game Changers is a powerful, emotionally moving non fiction book that made me cry on than one occasion This is not a Game Changers is [...]
A clear, well written and occasionally hilarious look at the current state of the gaming world The book makes a strong argument that gamers are a much broader church than is usually meant by the term and that game producers and promoters need to broaden their approach to be inclusive It also provides a useful summary of the whole depressing gamergate saga There s not a whole lot that s new in here, but it s just about the perfect starting point for people who haven t been following t A clear, we [...]
A very important and thorough analysis of an ongoing and seemingly worsening problem in gaming culture Wrapped in a great sense of humour, Game Changers provides a window into some truly heartbreaking, life destroying events that happened because people had the audacity to Make Things They Believed In.Can t recommend it enough.