The question of representation in video games is not a new one, and continues to spark all kinds of discussions that range in topic and intensity. On one end of the spectrum, there are individuals and groups who advocate for the most possible diversity in gaming when it comes to representation of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other identities. On the other, there are camps who posit that there is no issue of representation in video games, or that it’s not a worthy topic of discussion. Somewhere in the middle, you’ll find gamers who either don’t have an opinion on the subject, or are happy to see equal representation where appropriate, but not at the sake of other gameplay-related concerns.
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