We're back! After a long hiatus, we've come back during the blackest part of 2016! Black people are STILL slaying and racists can STAY MAD.
Krystle KillJoy finally came home from PAX and revealed what her experience was like at the infamous PAX EAST!
Why is it that black women can't seem to be treated well, even in movies, tv shows and video games? We are almost always in aggressive roles or the sassy black friend whenever we are included. However, we were able to shed some light on recent roles that have found a place in our hearts.
In this episode, Krystle Killjoy and The Grim Phreaker talk about their experiences as black women playing tabletop gaming and how it's not an inclusive community as many may like to think-- on a good day it includes women, but not without a cost.
Ya'll are going to have to get over these video game girls NOT being oversexualized. In Episode 4 Krystle KillJoy and The Grim Phreaker address the removal of an over the shoulder booty pose in Overwatch, and why ya'll need to stop crying because you can't see some digital ass and titties. RELAX. You're not going to die.
In the 3rd episode of +10 Melanin, we had some technical difficulties but you didn't miss anything too important. However, we were graced with the presence of the Cypher the Tyr AKA Tanya the creator of I Need Diverse Games! She shared her experience of GDC ( Game Developers convention) with us including a weird moment where someone insinuated that making a character of color in video games cost more. (Eye roll). Also, she spilled a bit of tea on the Microsoft party situation-- turns out Kamina (the one who spoke out about the inappropriate clothing of the dancers) is one of the scholars of I Need Diverse Games and AS USUAL, Kamina ( which the internet tried to drag for asking the role of a dancer at the party), very clearly said over and over in her tweets that she is not blaming the dancers, but in true form of the internet, they cherry picked certain tweets and instead of people doing their own research, they just went with the bitter feminist cliche.
We've made some progress in a male dominated industry like tech and gaming, but it's very clear that we have a long way to go.