We talked about Easy Level Life, navigating gaming as a black femme, black lives matter, and the lack of representation and more with Yvvy along with guest co-host JP Fairfield
Trigger warnings for this episode: violence, police violence, murder, use of the N word, racial violence.
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Questions for Yvvy:
Do you think the game could actually change minds and was that your goal in making it or no?
In general, do you think games as a medium can be effective as an advocacy tool? Have you actually seen it work?
Yvvy wanted to use gaming in order to create representation, thus increasing empathy. Seeing as Police Brutality is one of the topics addressed here; what other topics do they see games taking on to address?
What are the benefits of using gaming as a platform to increase empathy? Its' shortcomings?
Is there an app that can run/emulate PC games; because I'd really like to support this endeavor! (Seeing as I can't donate)
What drove the choice to show police violence targeting uninvolved bystanders to brutality already underway?
A lot of parents actively avoid games with child death or peril. Who do you hope plays Easy Level Life?
(followup) Is a player's act of conscious avoidance actually a part of what you are hoping to communicate?
What we’re playing/reading/watching:
Yvvy: D Grayman, Zero Time Dilemma, Ni no Kuni
JP: Pokemon Go, Midnight Tango Taxi, Fugitive Plan B, Monthly Girl’s Nozaki-kun
Tanya: Sims 4, Dragon Age Inquisition
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