Video: A new documentary series by one-time Kotaku contributor Latoya Peterson asks women who call themselves "gamers" why they do so. Girl Gamers explores the way that female gamers and game-makers deal with how to describe themselves and the perceptions of others.
Documentary Asks Why Girls Are Gamers
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Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers”. Others had “too much ego”. Most weren’t “gamer enough”. A few were “too punchy”, or didn’t “challenge convention”, a motto you can find in Riot’s company manifesto and recruiting materials.
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