Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 | 0 comments


Now This Nerd explores the evolution of Black characters in video games, from the earliest days of the medium to modern heroes in Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs, Mafia 3, Uncharted, Far Cry: New Dawn, Apex Legends, and more. When it comes to Black videogame characters, we’ve come a long way since the early days of Black history in games, when Black gamers and Black nerds had few icons of their own to look up to. Black videogames were few and far between in the early days, and for a Black nerd hoping to see themselves represented, African American and Black characters in video games were mostly limited to sports titles and stereotypes.