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Xbox’s ‘Project Amplify’ aims to inspire Black youth to chart career paths in gaming.

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The founder of Minnesota’s first Black-owned gaming development studio has inked a deal with Xbox.

Selecting the difficulty level of the upcoming "South Park: The Fractured But Whole” video game depends on the character’s skin shade. The game reviewer said the intent is to make a social commentary on racism.

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Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.

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Colleges can earn an unending amount of profits from their student athletes long after they stop playing game, via video games, jersey sales, TV broadcasts, and more. The students, despite all their hard work and training, make nothing. This incensed former UCLA player, Ed O’Bannon, who is suing the NCAA. If he wins, it could force […]

A  Manhattan Supreme Court Justice rejected Beyonce Knowles request to toss out a $100 million lawsuit against her by a video game maker who alleges the superstar singer abandoned its project to make a dance videogame. SEE ALSO: Biggest Villains of 2011 The suit, filed in April, accuses Knowles of a ““bad faith breach of […]

Despite studies that show African American and Latino youth play more video games per day than white youth, diversity is lacking in the gaming industry and also in games, where few characters of color can be found. See also: Is Casper Smart Jennifer Lopez’s New Man? See also: Nelson George’s Beijing According to findings from a recent […]

A new trailer for a video game called “Slavery: The Game” has spread over the internet. Last week, a website claiming to promote the game was set up and a video trailer was made. The trailer puts the user as a slavemaster whose goal is to discipline and punish slaves in order to become the […]

Hip-hop is officially entering the karaoke gaming market, allowing rap wanna-be’s to emulate their favorite stars in a new video game. Def Jam Rapstar, a hip-hop version of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero we be released on XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii in early October. Rapstar features hits from artist like Nelly and […]

WASHINGTON — States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people’s First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and the multibillion-dollar gaming industry to decide what kids can buy. The high court, on a 7-2 […]

One of the founding fathers of video games, Gerald A. Lawson, passed away on April 9 at the age of 70. ALSO READ: Hello Beautiful’s 25 Women To Know A Queens native, Lawson was one of the few African-Americans working in Silicon Valley during the video game industry boom. Lawson designed the electronics of the […]

A new video game called “Enslaved” is being criticized for its racial undertones. In the Game a futuristic slave called “Monkey” protects a female who enslaves him. Kyle Harvey from the Grio writes: The protagonist is not decisively black (Monkey is more of a tan complexion), but does it matter? The premise alone raises enough […]