Here's my current PAX Dev and PAX West panel schedule. Will be updated with panelist and links once they go up on the PAX Site. Who can I designate to … Continue reading My current #PAXDev and #PAXWest panel schedule
Here's my current PAX East schedule. Until the official schedule is posted, all things are subject to change. I Need Diverse Games will also be in the Diversity Lounge again! … Continue reading Final #PAXEast Schedule
Oh hey OrcaCon is this weekend! Here's my panel schedule y'all. Saturday, January 12th 10:00 am Better Realism for Better Worlds: We Did the Research for You I don't want … Continue reading My @OrcaCon Schedule
TwitchCon vods aren't yet separated out into individual panels, but I've gotten the links and the time stamps for y'all! Come Watch My Stream and Other Things Not to Say! … Continue reading TwitchCon Vods!!
As it’s near the end of the month, and things are a bit tight around chez Cypher, here’s a list of ways to support my work, if you like what … Continue reading It’s that time again – Ways you can support my work
Hello lovely friends! This week has been pretty damn surreal cause it's been such a wild week of good news in Cyphervania. So here in one bundle (HA!) is all … Continue reading ICYMI – A Whole lot has happened this week, goodness!
What's your gamer identity? How we classify video game players in gaming culture Friday 11:30 AM, Forum Anne Marie Porter [M], Rhonda Moore, Tanya DePass We'll discuss how research, industry, … Continue reading My @MAGFest Schedule!
This was originally posted on Patreon on October 1, 2017 and is possible through the generosity of my Patrons. So I'm not really on the woooo Cuphead is amazing and … Continue reading Thoughts on Gaming, Identity and Cuphead
Saturday, November 4th Compelling Combat 12:30 pm Panels B - 5411 Blaine Anderson (M), Alex Zandra Van Chestein, Rachel Bazelaise, Tanya DePass Many games have combat in them as a … Continue reading My @GaymerX East Schedule
In case you missed the announcement, I am editing an anthology for CRC Press, due out in 2018. Submissions open on June 12, 2017 and end on August 15, 2017. … Continue reading Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins* – Call for Submissions is Open!
I can finally share the news I've been sitting on for a while! I'm super excited to announce that I've been asked to edit a collection of essays from marginalized … Continue reading I’m editing an anthology!
So I have been getting back into tabletop lately and with that came a chance to help test out Torg Eternity, by USNA Games! We recorded a session for One … Continue reading Listen to me trying out #TorgEternity by @USNAGames on @OneShotRPG!
I Need Diverse Games works to give minorities and women a louder voice in gaming Amina ElahiContact ReporterBlue Sky Innovation An Xbox. Two PlayStations. A gaming PC. A Nintendo 3DS. … Continue reading ICYMI – I was interviewed about @INeedDivGms by the @chicagotribune!
I'm doing sooo much stuff in April, but it's cool and I'm excited even if I'm a little tired just thinking about it. That means streams will be sporadic and … Continue reading Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!
The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here's an updated and accurate schedule of panels I'll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!
TANYA DEPASS ON CREATING D&D CHARACTERS Tanya DePass (@cypheroftyr) has played D&D for years and she brings her experience in talking about diversity in gaming to creating D&D characters … Continue reading ICYMI – I was on @Wizards_dnd to talk about diversity, D&D and more!
It's my last speaking gig where I have to travel in 2016! Excited to visit with Edmond Chang at his campus. Keywords for Video Game Studies: Diversity Speaker series … Continue reading Excited to visit University of Oregon this week!
Not long until GaymerX East in NYC! Here's my panel schedule which is much lighter than it was at GX4!! Saturday November 12th 1:oo pm: Gaming Journalism from an LGBTQ … Continue reading MY @GaymerX East schedule!
I'm pretty excited to go to Big Bad Con next week and get back to my tabletop roots y'all. I'm doing three panels, all with people I admire and love … Continue reading I’m a guest at @BigBadCon next week!
Hi y'all, just a quick post on why I'm on Patreon, and why support to do the work of I Need Diverse Games non-profit without a day job is important. … Continue reading A reminder of why I’m on @Patreon
I was approached to be a consultant on Paper Drumpf by Buchanan productions a little while ago. I admit I had a split second of hmm, what's this then? When … Continue reading I consulted on Paper Drumpf and I’d like you to try it out #indiegamedev
Here's my final panel schedule for PAX West, which is next week! EEP! If you don't see me running around from panel to panel, then I'll be at the I … Continue reading Final @PAX West schedule!
I'm super, super excited for OrcaCon next January! This will be my first time being a guest of honor at a convention and it's all about gaming and diversity!! So … Continue reading Registration now open for @orcacon! I’m a Guest of Honor
I'm finally slowing down, a bit on the convention circuit. In a couple of days I'll be on my way to CONvergence with GeekMelange & JesseLex for a few days of … Continue reading Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…
Just one stream this week, as I'll be away at a convention again. The awesome Vahn J gifted me with The Talos Principle on steam, so I'll be streaming it … Continue reading Stream update for week of June 27, 2016
Cross Posted from my Patreon, where it originally appeared on 9 May 2016. Another signal boost post, this time to focus on the works of POC, Bi, non-binary, trans and … Continue reading Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157274964/big-bad-con-2016/widget/video.html So, I was invited to be a guest at Big Bad Con and their Kickstarter is not just live but doing damned well! They've already blown their stretch goals … Continue reading I’m going to be a guest at @BigBadCon!
ICYMI, I've got an article in the May/June 2016 issue of Uncanny Magazine! You can read it in full at uncannymagazine.com! Gorgeous Cover art: “Bubbles and Blast Off” by Galen Dara … Continue reading ICYMI – How can we find Community as Gamers? – @UncannyMagazine
Have one handy guide to interacting with me at conventions, totally 110% free of charge. Overall I am pretty friendly but I do not like strangers touching me, especially my … Continue reading My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide
So Tuesday is usually the day new releases drop. This week however there's two highly anticipated titles coming out! I'll do an AM Stream of Unravel Game; starting at 10am … Continue reading Double the Streams on Tuesday 2/9!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1315256652/the-offworld-collection/widget/video.html About this project The Offworld Collection is a beautiful hardcover book that contains some of the best and most insightful writing about video games ever printed on a page. … Continue reading The @Offworld Collection Kickstarter is live!
A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES! ...and it is VStheUNIVERSE with their hit variety show "The Geek Show!" This month the VtU crew are celebrating everyone's favorite pastime: Video Games! Join VStheUNIVERSE … Continue reading I’m going to be on The Geek Show! Videogames Edition 2/18/16!
What can game developers do to better represent black women in games? “They need to get some fucking empathy,” says Tanya dePass, a campaigner for better representation inside game worlds … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san
128. Fool’s Journey/Tanya DePass by James D'Amato on December 28, 2015 in One Shot, The Podcast This week ONE SHOT is offering a double feature! Podcast Episode Podcast: Play in … Continue reading I visited with the fine folks at @OneShotRPG!
So with all this time on my hands, I'm going to do more streaming. I've made some updates to my Twitch page and will work on some mod bots (Night!Bot/Moo!Bot) … Continue reading More streaming to come…
By the time this posts I'll be in San Jose, CA for GX3 aka GaymerX – December 11 – 13, 2015 Here's my GX3 schedule! I'll be speaking briefly about … Continue reading It’s @GaymerX go time!
A lovely list where I am thankful for #DragonAgeInquisition & other Paste writers gave game thanks <3 http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/11/13-games-were-thankful-for.html The internet fuels negativity. There’s so much cynicism and pessimism about games … Continue reading ICYMI – 13 Games Paste Games writers & Editors are thankful for
Audio of the Wiscon 39 panel on Why #INeedDiverseGames. Featuring: shareefjackson - Shareef's work on STEM diversity, including video games, has appeared in sources such as Scientific American, NPR, and Jet … Continue reading Why #INeedDiverseGames Wiscon 39 Panel – Audio
Episode 102: Elfroot, Bells, and Potato Crops, or Pick, Plant, Repeat Forever: Tedium in Games BY SAMANTHA BLACKMON AND ALISHA KARABINUS · MAY 29, 2015 Episode 102: Elfroot, Bells, and … Continue reading @NYMGamer #102 – Tedium In Games
So both panels went well, both: "Through Brightest Days & Blackest Nights – A Black Nerd Girl’s Journey" where I had the honor of sitting alongside Keidra Chaney, Mikki Kendall, … Continue reading A very quick, run by post-C2E2 update
I recently had a chance to join the folks over at the Dialogue Wheel podcast to talk about #diversity in #DragonAge. This is a short episode, Part 2 will be … Continue reading I got to hangout with the fine folks over at the Dialogue Wheel Podcast!
Snagged from Geek Feminism's Blog. Reposting since it reached in and grabbed me by the heart. Women, feminism, and geek culture 2011 April 8 tags: Gaming, geek identity, gender, guest … Continue reading Repost – BGG (Black Girl Gamer)–LFG, PST!
I wanted Second Skin* with friends tonight and I wrote up a Netflix review, under the cut. What are your thoughts? My thoughts on Second Skin So I watched this … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary
I'm not sure who remembers X-Com UFO defense *... but this game UFO Aftermath made me think of what X-Com ** could have been if it had remained a viable … Continue reading I miss shooting Floaters and Lobster Men
lj user samuraiko has made a fantastic I-11 teaser trailer for CoH/CoV! Check it out! YouTube version here SamuraiKo Productions website link here If you pimp this vid, please direct … Continue reading Fan made I-11 CoH Teaser trailer
Bwahahaha... this made me laugh. Jackie boy is at it again. This time he's accusing Take Two of encouraging people to kill him. Gamepolitics already covered this issue, so I'm … Continue reading Jack Thompson thinks Rockstar is trying to get people to kill him
I play City of Heroes and City of Villains, an online massively multiplayer game or MMO. Recenty while doing some PuG [Pick up Group] missions the word rape was tossed … Continue reading On the casual use of the word rape when playing MMO’s
I got my usual EB Games email newsletter today... someone explain to me what the hell the highlighted text is supposed to mean? [All emphasis is mine] Nariko, a fiery … Continue reading What the hell is that supposed to mean?
An Inside Play To Sway Video Gamers By Mike Musgrove Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 3, 2007; D01 In his career as a game reviewer, Ghislain Masson has … Continue reading From today’s Washington post…about those illustrious game careers