Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Chris Kohler has an interesting post over on Wired Games about race in video games.
I really like the point Chris makes about characters, Jade from Beyond Good and Evil in particular, being designed to be racially ambiguous – and I wish more companies would do the same.
I’ve never really considered the race, or the sex for that matter, of the characters in the games I play. I play games for enjoyment, and really don’t care whether I am black, white, male, or female – provided the game is fun. I feel the character should fit the game, they should look like they belong in the world, and belong in the role they are playing – skin colour shouldn’t matter at all.