Spiffing Reads: Diversity and DDR

This week on Spiffing Reads, a couple of excellent features from Polygon…


Why the fighting game community is color blind (Polygon)

A look at diversity (or lack of diversity) in competitive gaming, with some theories about why the fighting game community in particular is more diverse than pretty much all other competitive gaming scenes. This is another case where the discussion in the comments is more illuminating than the article itself. Professor GreilMercs


The rise, fall and return of Dance Dance Revolution in America (Polygon)

I’m a semi-regular DDR player, but I’m always amazed at how great some players are at it. This article goes into the history of how Konami abandoned American DDR arcade players in the past and only recently started giving the American market more attention. This directly contributed to an American winning the DDR Konami Arcade Championship this past year, which is pretty cool to see. PGM


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