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Are You A Gamer? It Depends On Who You Ask

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Hannah Ni graduated in 2020 from Presentation High School and has just started as a freshman at the University of Chicago.

The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and has been growing during the pandemic. It arguably plays a bigger role in our lives than the movie, music and book publishing industries. But much of the public discussion about inclusion and diversity is still relegated to Hollywood. In this episode of tbh, Hannah Ni looks at the storylines and characters from some of the most popular video games and finds that they're riddled with stereotypes, and they still suffer from a lack of character diversity. And she talks to entrepreneurs who are trying to change that.

This episode was edited by Sarah Lai Stirland and engineered by Christopher Egusa and James Rowlands. Music by Sammus (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo,) audio director at GlowUp Games, the creator of the forthcoming game "Insecure, The Come Up Game."

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