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Readers interested in diverse representation in popular culture may be interested in the LGBTQ Video Game Archive, a research project that describes itself as a "curated collection of information about LGBTQ and queerly read game content." Visitors should begin with the About page (found under the Home menu), which explains the project's central goal, method, and scope, as well as its limitations. Under Games, readers can view the games identified as having queer content by game series, with listed series containing more than one game with LGBTQ references. The site also compiles relevant digital and non-digital games by decade of release, dating back to the 1970s. On both lists, game titles that the Archive's team has been able to research are linked to "posts synthesizing information about each type of LGBTQ content in the game/game series." Readers can also browse the site by LGBTQ content categories such as characters, Easter eggs, or homophobia/transphobia. The Resources section offers helpful information like category descriptions, links to glossaries, and a bibliography of relevant academic research. As of this write-up, the project has identified over 1,000 games with queer content and has completed research on roughly 300 of them. The LGBTQ Video Game Archive is led by Adrienne Shaw, an associate professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University.
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2019-06-21
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