Portrayal and Representation Issues

Developers often struggle with the inclusion and portrayal of women, racialized persons, and LGBTQ folks in their games. As such, this page documents the many articles and critical pieces concerned with issues of representation in the games themselves. Keep in mind that not all of these articles are negative - some of them commend certain studios and games for their diverse character portrayals.

Women

LGBTQ Folk

Race/Nationality

More Generally

Diverse and Multi-Faceted Representations

Although the focus of games journalism is often the lack of diverse and complex representations in video games, commentary also emerges that recognizes particular games and development teams as exemplary.