Stereotype vs. Humantype: Race and Culture in Video Games

Bitmob writes:

"When I use the word "race," I don't mean to refer to Orcs, Elves, or Dwarves. However, I don't blame you for being confused. Instead, I'd like to discuss the notion of race and cultural identity in the context of video games.

It doesn't require too much research to conclude that most video game characters are white men. Beyond that, they are usually white men between the ages of 18 and 40. While there are a few outliers to this rule, the mainstay of video game development has been to create a world and story which surrounds a white person, or is told through the eyes of a white person. I've been playing video games since I was a toddler, and yet, I've only had one or two opportunities to play as a character who exists in the same ethnic demographic as myself."

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