The global video game market is exploding! Financial experts say it will reach more than $110 billion in 2015. Growth and profits are predicted to only increase in the coming years. Gaming journalist Maddy Myers has her finger on the pulse of the gaming industry.
“We just have to get used to the idea of women being experts on games,” says Maddy.
Maddy Myers: Feminism in gamingGaming journalist Maddy Myers offers a glimpse of what it's like to be a woman working in the gaming world.
She’s an editor at The Mary Sue, an online entertainment news site geared toward women. Maddy is also a host on a weekly gaming podcast called “Isometric” on Relay FM. Her objection to sexist representations in the video game industry raised both eyebrows and consciousness.
“It took me a couple of years of working in the field before I finally had to accept that sexism was real,” explains Maddy.
She says because she’s a woman, she’s been subjected to more intense scrutiny and harassment.
Maddy Myers joins Mike Walter in our New York studio to offer a glimpse of what it’s like to be a woman working in a male-dominated industry.