Diversity In Gaming with Angelique Raine

Name: Angelique Raine. I'm an Independent Game Designer and Technical Artist. How long have you been in the industry? I’ve been on the development side of the gaming industry about 2 years, but I’ve been a gaming enthusiast for most of my life. My earliest gaming memory is playing duck hunt in the garage with my cousins, I...

BGN IndieCadeEast – Shawn Pierre’s Henka Twist Caper

  I ran into Shawn Pierre at IndieCade East at the MoMI, whose chaotic, entertaining party game Henka Twist Caper caught some deserved attention by groups of friends and strangers. A more concentrated version of the Sportsfriends-included Move game Johann Sebastian Joust, the game pits up to 8 people in a jostling, messy tussle over...

Here Are the Black Women in Gaming to Look Out For

Written by: Kaylyn Williams The gaming community is one that’s continuously growing and developing, but we haven’t hit a point to call it “inclusive”. The medium is still dominated by white men and minorities still aren’t fully represented. Recently, Blizzard has come under fire for failing to add a Black woman to their roster in...

Humanized Intelligence: An Interview with Dr. Ayanna Howard

  The new film CHAPPiE, starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, and Sigourney Weaver opens everywhere in theaters March 6, 2015.  The film is about a robot created by humanized intelligence, and once CHAPPiE figures out human behavior, the authorities begin to see him as a danger to mankind and order and they will stop at nothing to...

MARYLAND BUSINESSWOMAN SELECTED FOR GOOGLE GLASSES BETA PROGRAM

Maryland-based Product Manager, Alicia Dixon, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. With a target goal of $1,000.00, the campaign's purpose is to raise funds towards the purchase of Google Glass. The 15- day campaign will run through July 8th. Dixon was invited to participate in the Google Glass Explorer program as...

BGN #63 | Women In Tech, Remixing Colorblind, and GlobalGirlsSquad

    Segment 1: Amanda Spann and Sheena Allen are mobile app developers behind the new mixology app Alchomy.  The app has generated over 2 million downloads and they discuss how the tech world is evolving and it's an everyman's game at this point. Co-hosted by Terra, Joelle, and Kayla Segment 2: Dr. Sheena C. Howard is the...

Meet Robert Young: A Coder

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA and my Father gave me my first computer at age 7. That might not seem very strange now, but this was back in 1977! My Dad was a telecommunications consultant and brought home a Radio Shack TRS-80 model III computer (Google it, you'll laugh!) that I completely fell...

SFGE: Reminders of the Birth of a Blerd

Close your eyes. Imagine a handful of coins, sweating in your palm as you clinch for dear life, walking into the arcade with a hope and a dream that your favorite game was open. Unoccupied. Primed and ready just for you to hone your skills and escape. This was my reality for myself, as well as...

#NPRBlacksinTech: Social Storytelling

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the online Twitter series #NPRBlacksinTech.  The conversation was filled with tech professionals and social media strategists who have a significant role in areas of STEM.  I was humbled and honestly quite shocked to be asked to participate in the series.  I personally do not have any...

6million Ways To Die, Choose 1: Mass Effect: Andromeda Combat

The lack of objectivity I have with regard to Mass Effect: Andromeda is comical at this point. I'm pretty sure the promo department could do a video detailing the load screens at this point, and they'd have my rapt attention. Luckily, the latest video--the first in a series entitled "Gameplay"-- is the most dynamic part...