This week on the Perceptive Podcast, with new guest and DOTA 2 player Emily ,we discussed the MOBA genre and then the first of many discussions on women in the Game industry.
For the first hour we talked with Emily about the MOBA genre, what she liked about it, the other games she likes to play while she did her best job to persuade Ken and I to play DOTA 2. I also stumbled upon the ultimate drinking game for Kerbal Space Program along the way.
Starting at around 1:01 we switched gears to discuss the issues of sexism in the Game Industry. I began with explaining my thoughts on the topics of censorship when it comes to sexualized designs and from there we covered a variety of areas. From the reactions to the Tropes vs. Women videos to some of the things that Emily has experienced as a woman playing one of the most competitive and toxic genres out there.
Because of the discussion and some of the examples brought up, this cast is not safe for work or for children around.
Lastly this is the first cast using a new recording software and a new headset for me. I’m curious as to how the cast came out. So if things sounded better, worse or the same, please leave a comment so I can know if I need to make any changes on this end.