Game designers, MIT, professors weigh in on what educators need to know about the controversy, and how it applies to classroom practice

gamergate-gaming-womenGames, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts—two critical game design components needed in the fight against Gamergate’s revelation of misogyny in the gaming industry.

Gamergate originally began as a hashtag in social media after an independent game developer’s ex-boyfriend made public allegations against her regarding a close relationship between the developer and a journalist in exchange for positive press,...

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