Participate in a Survey About Gender Diversity in Video Games

fuckyeahethnicwomen:

ultrarviolence:

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anoceanofstarlight:

nerdybloomers:

xekstrin:

wasdplz:

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ilikelookingatnakedmen:

The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”

Please reblog! 

DO IT

DO THE THING

fucking tumblr bomb this shit

here’s the link so you don’t have to click through the article to get to it: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1776666/PlayerSurvey

Yesyesyesyesyes

WRECK

THIS

SHIT

it’s also about the diversity of another sexualitys and nationalitys. Please, do it! In case you don’t know, AAA games are highly marketed games. Sandbox is open world type stuff. It’s hard ot answer some of those because some games are open world but also have a straight narrative, be it Dragon Age or Skyrim. Tekken is a fighter but has a strong storyline. 

Some of these questions are complicated though. I do actually try to make characters look like myself, if only to add some level of diversity within the game. Brownest elf possible, go! I do not choose the ones with similar storylines to myself. Do I play as a badass female elven mage because she’s who I want to be? Or because I identify with them, because they’re often marginalized in games? 

Maybe. Either way, I’m one of those people that would have loved to be Zelda as a child. 

Anyway, awesome gamers assemble!

Let ‘em know what you think. I told ‘em they were doing a shitty job making people other than white dudes feel included because it is the goddamn Truth. 

How to tell when I&#8217;m serious about doing things: I&#8217;ve cleaned my whiteboard and written out a long list that slowly degrades into less serious topics until I simply write dumb things.

How to tell when I’m serious about doing things: I’ve cleaned my whiteboard and written out a long list that slowly degrades into less serious topics until I simply write dumb things.

adamwarrock:

Announcing The 24 Hour Rap-A-ThonOctober 18, 2014With proceeds going to adamwarrock.com &amp; RAINN(Poster art by Erica Henderson)
Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 
I’m very excited to announce the second Adam WarRock 24 Rap-A-Thon! I could not be more honored to be doing this Rap-A-Thon to benefit not only adamwarrock.com, but also to benefit RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
It’s always been my hope that this site and everything that happens on it would be for some kind of good, and after the success of last the Rap-A-Thon where your donations helped raise thousands of dollars to replace stolen equipment, as well as benefit RAINN – I wanted to try it again, this time in a bit of a more official capacity. So from the get-go, I will be raising money not only to, uh, live but also to benefit RAINN directly!
How does the Rap-A-Thon work? 

Last year, I made 16 songs in a 24 hour period. That’s right. SIXTEEN. That’s me finding a beat, writing the song, recording it, processing it and posting it live. We raised almost $8,000.00 last time, and all the excess proceeds raised after replacing my stolen equipment was donated directly to RAINN, to a cause that I feel pretty strongly about.
Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 
Did you know…



Every 2 minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
1 in 6 U.S. women are victims of sexual assault, and 1 in 33 men.
About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30.
College-aged women are 4 times more likely to be the victim of sexual assault.
6 out of every 10 sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
About 2/3 of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim.
This, in addition to the pervasive rape culture that continually shows up in comics, in television, in movies — all the while having people incredibly close to me, loved ones who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
I wanted to do another Rap-A-Thon, and this time, I wanted to do something that meant something more than just buying a new computer. So hopefully you’ll pledge and be here on October 18 to see if I can break my last record of sixteen songs in 24 hours, and let’s try to do some good in the process.
Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 
For more information, you can follow RAINN on twitter, facebook, or check out their website today!

adamwarrock:

Announcing The 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon
October 18, 2014
With proceeds going to adamwarrock.com & RAINN
(Poster art by Erica Henderson)

Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 

I’m very excited to announce the second Adam WarRock 24 Rap-A-Thon! I could not be more honored to be doing this Rap-A-Thon to benefit not only adamwarrock.com, but also to benefit RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.

It’s always been my hope that this site and everything that happens on it would be for some kind of good, and after the success of last the Rap-A-Thon where your donations helped raise thousands of dollars to replace stolen equipment, as well as benefit RAINN – I wanted to try it again, this time in a bit of a more official capacity. So from the get-go, I will be raising money not only to, uh, live but also to benefit RAINN directly!

How does the Rap-A-Thon work? 

INSTRUCTIONS

Last year, I made 16 songs in a 24 hour period. That’s right. SIXTEEN. That’s me finding a beat, writing the song, recording it, processing it and posting it live. We raised almost $8,000.00 last time, and all the excess proceeds raised after replacing my stolen equipment was donated directly to RAINN, to a cause that I feel pretty strongly about.

Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 

Did you know…

  • Every 2 minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. women are victims of sexual assault, and 1 in 33 men.
  • About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30.
  • College-aged women are 4 times more likely to be the victim of sexual assault.
  • 6 out of every 10 sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
  • About 2/3 of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim.

This, in addition to the pervasive rape culture that continually shows up in comics, in television, in movies — all the while having people incredibly close to me, loved ones who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.

I wanted to do another Rap-A-Thon, and this time, I wanted to do something that meant something more than just buying a new computer. So hopefully you’ll pledge and be here on October 18 to see if I can break my last record of sixteen songs in 24 hours, and let’s try to do some good in the process.

Email rapathon@gmail.com today and pledge! 

For more information, you can follow RAINN on twitterfacebook, or check out their website today!

This is a piece I did for the art auction the graduating Graphic Design class of Sault College does every year in December (the show this was sold at was in 2011). I sold this as a print for 40 or 45 dollars. Based off of a joke I came up with while listening to Pearl Jam the previous summer.
After a few rough sketches and a lot of time searching for photo-reference, this was finished in Adobe Illustrator. The font used is Bauhaus.

This is a piece I did for the art auction the graduating Graphic Design class of Sault College does every year in December (the show this was sold at was in 2011). I sold this as a print for 40 or 45 dollars. Based off of a joke I came up with while listening to Pearl Jam the previous summer.

After a few rough sketches and a lot of time searching for photo-reference, this was finished in Adobe Illustrator. The font used is Bauhaus.

Business card designed for photographer Brad Jones

Worked back and forth with client to create a business card. Done within around one week. Brad loved the view finder I’d created as a design for the back of the card, he then wanted to carry it forward to the other side. After that it became an exercise in playing with typography. He wanted to use a serif font but I included a sans serif to differentiate between information. He loved the look and went forward and had them printed.

Easily one of the best design jobs in terms of dealing with a client. Very fun.

First year Illustration project, first attempt at using a brush with ink. Used a pen for the outline but the entire inside is done with a brush. For the assignment I had to choose a letter and a corresponding animal.

First year Illustration project, first attempt at using a brush with ink.
Used a pen for the outline but the entire inside is done with a brush.
For the assignment I had to choose a letter and a corresponding animal.

Scanned typography assignment I&#8217;d done in my first year of graphic design school. I had to use found typography and create a ransom note of my own writing. So I made a joke about the newspaper comics, which I respect and love but are often bland &amp; uninteresting. Had to use magazines for the actual type because the glue made the newsprint difficult to read.

Scanned typography assignment I’d done in my first year of graphic design school. I had to use found typography and create a ransom note of my own writing. So I made a joke about the newspaper comics, which I respect and love but are often bland & uninteresting. Had to use magazines for the actual type because the glue made the newsprint difficult to read.

This is a branding exercise I did myself. I created profiles of two bands for clients, then created logos and merchandise for these imaginary bands.
Here are the profiles.

DEATHRAY JONES are a loud, high-energy rock band with a punk vibe (think Dillinger Four, Off With Their Heads or The Slow Death). They have a good sense of humor in their sound that’s referenced by the nonsensical band name.

DRJ wouldn’t mince words, neither should their logo.
The logo is fairly straight-forward and literal, just like DRJ would be.
It mixes fonts (Baskerville to Bauhaus) to show their uncaring attitude to consistency.

THE GODDAMN EXPRESS is instrumental band (probably made up of 6 or 7 people) in the vein of Neurosis, Explosions in the Sky or Deathmole though more aggressive. The Goddamn Express are less atmospheric than the aforementioned instrumental bands they’re based on. Their sound doesn’t always slowly creep up on you with a gradual build. I imagine them to hit hard and fast over a long period of time so their logo needs to reflect that, hence the train reference.

TGDE’s logo shows a cow-catcher, with the logotype forming the rest of the “train”. Played with the spacing in the words “GODDAMN” and “EXPRESS” to help them match up and look more solid. I figured the logo should look like its about to hit you if you didn’t get off the tracks as that’s what I imagine the band would sound like.