The video game industry is one of the fastest-growing in recent decades, and its fan base has grown accordingly.
Unfortunately, and despite advances in other industries such as entertainment, Latinas continue to be subject to prejudice and stereotyping in the console world.
It is no secret that female characters in FPS games (first-person shooter) took much longer to appear than male ones and that their role in simulators was reduced to sexualized figures.
Although Shadow’s character in ‘Overwatch’ was the first step towards diversity in the character pool, FPS AAA video games (games with the highest development budgets and promotion levels) like ‘Valorant’ or ‘Apex Legends’ seem to know only one type of Latina: a hypersexualized and objectified one.
In a world where beauty standards are monopolized and…