• Activision Blizzard Announces Tool That Measures Characters' Diversity

    3 days ago - By GameSpot

    The gaming industry has long had a problem with diversity, and there have been initiatives by different studios over the years to rectify the issue. But not all efforts, while well-intentioned, are good. In a blog post , Activision Blizzard detailed a decision to use a "character diversity tool that quantifies ethnicity, beauty, cognitive ability, and other things that indicate "you're different," is one such measure that feels particularly bizarre if not offensive. Developed by King and MIT Game Labs, this diversity tool was meant to "create and monitor guidelines for character conception...
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  • Activision Blizzard hopes it can solve diversity problems with math

    Activision Blizzard hopes it can solve diversity problems with math

    3 days ago - By GamesRadar

    Activision Blizzard studio King has shared a bizarre "diversity space tool" meant to help its studios design more diverse characters by using... math. In a blog post published on May 12, the studio lauds the tool as "a leap forward for inclusion in gaming" that was created alongside the MIT Game Lab for use in character development.
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