Michael Mendis

Michael Mendis loves to discuss gaming, Christian faith, and how the two interact. In addition to his main hobby of playing video games, he also enjoys watching movies, anime, and baseball.

Review: Undertale

By Michael Mendis / July 23, 2018 /

Developer: Toby Fox Publisher: Toby Fox Genre: RPG Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Switch (TBD 2018) Rating: E 10+ Price: $9.99 Gamers love the independent development scene because it often provides unique experiences that you can’t find elsewhere. Big AAA developers and publishers are often afraid to take risks because too much money and too…

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Race, Ethnicity, and Gaming Culture

By Michael Mendis / July 19, 2018 /

Last time we looked at how women are represented and treated in gaming culture; while that situation poses a challenge, representation of racial and ethnic minorities presents an even bigger one. Looking at surveys taken over the last few years by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), we see Caucasians representing anywhere from 68% to…

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Women and Gaming Culture

By Michael Mendis / June 17, 2018 /

Women lack proper representation within gaming, and often face harassment as well. How did this come about? What does the future hold for women and gaming culture?

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Diversity and Gaming Culture

By Michael Mendis / June 10, 2018 /

Issues of diversity are a hot button topic these days, both within the church and in broader society. The internet gives people from all walks of life a platform from which to voice their opinions and shape the surrounding culture in ways that weren’t imaginable just a few decades ago. Racial tensions in the U.S.…

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