Game Front’s Ross Lincoln Talks Politics, Future Of Gaming
Our very own Ross Lincoln was on the web-based talk show, The Point, to talk about sexism and misogyny in the game industry and gaming culture as a whole. Lincoln’s no stranger to heavy topics—he recently wrote about CISPA’s chilling effects.
Often misunderstood by the public—and with good reason—the game industry has come under fire for its acceptance of misogyny and exclusive “boy’s club” mentality. Lead by host John Iadrola, the show attempts to break down sexism in the industry.
They ask: “The gaming demographic is changing to include more women, but does the transition have to be rough? Is it already?”
The show also tackles the issue of messaging in games. Video games have a bad reputation, especially among politicians seeking something to scapegoat for other issues—gun violence, mental health issues, and more—and are often painted as “valueless time wasters.” However, in spite of the messaging, games are regarded by many—gamers themselves, in particular—as a legitimate entertainment medium with deeper messages to offer. The show asks whether gamers pay attention to these messages, and why games are a misunderstood as they are.
Finally, the show goes into some amount of depth about the future of gaming. “How do you see the industry evolving, and who will be the developers of the most important games in the upcoming future? How will the industry evolve?”
Ross Lincoln weighs in on each of these topics with aplomb. Check it out below.