We are proud to welcome 3 new Xbox most beneficial pros (MVPs) awardees: Dhayana Sena, Courtney Craven, and Matt Armstrong. Everything from making a welcoming group to making consciousness of recreation accessibility, those leaders pass above and past within the gaming group. Read on to determine extra about them and the way they have an effect on the gaming group.


Dhayana

Feeling by myself and forged apart because of her
love for popular culture and geekdom, Dhayana created her personal, group hub, a
web site referred to as Attack On Geek. After including recreation
opinions and content material to her new website, she changed into conscious that a number of ladies round
the arena incessantly concealed their genders/identities with the intention to be taken critically
when enjoying video games on-line. This discovery impressed her to take a stand towards
discrimination and create consciousness for inclusivity and accessibility in
gaming.

“I’ve at all times felt that true alternate comes
from inside of, so through beginning a group that makes a speciality of content material for everybody —
without reference to background, degree of enjoy, and such – I am hoping that others
will really feel impressed to do the similar,” explains Dhayana.

Overtime Attack on Geek advanced from a
non-public weblog to a platform that stocks all voices and sundry content material together with
writing and streaming. Now, the group has grown past Attack on Geek.
Today, there’s Women of Xbox Twitter and
Discord accounts to empower feminine avid gamers, beef up group ties, and percentage
the affection of Xbox gaming.

Now for a fast Q & A to be informed extra
about Dhayana

Anika: If it’s worthwhile to communicate to women rising up who love gaming, what
would you inform them?

Dhayana: My recommendation to women
who love video games and really feel by myself, is that you just’re by no means truly by myself. Gaming
connects us all globally and simply whilst you suppose you’re all by myself, you’ll in finding
any person who might percentage for your reviews, love the similar stuff you do, and
any person who it’s possible you’ll shape sturdy bonds with. So, don’t agonize if you are feeling as though
there’s nobody in the market who understands you. Trust me, there are masses!

Anika: What do you find irresistible to do for your unfastened time?

Dhayana: Free time? What’s
that? (Laughs). Beyond operating on Attack On Geek, Xbox content material and Women of
Xbox, I truly revel in maintaining my well being and health, collectible buying groceries (I really like
anime and comedian e book statues), and staring at anime.

Anika: What is your favourite recreation of all time?

Dhayana: “Tough pick but if I have to pick just one, I’ve always loved Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.”


Courtney

Two years in the past, Courtney, at the side of her spouse, Susan Banks, created Can I Play That? (CIPT)A web site devoted to sharing content material about gaming accessibility authored through avid gamers who’ve disabilities.

“We sought after to make use of our platform and
good fortune to cross the microphone to avid gamers with disabilities and make allowance them to
discuss at the accessibility spaces wherein they’re the mavens,” Courtney
explains.

CIPT contains accessibility recreation opinions,
options why and the way members play, in addition to accessibility reference
guides for recreation creators and builders.

“We’ve grown vastly in our first yr
and each and every so incessantly, I’ll get an electronic mail from any person noting that they’d by no means
even regarded as the accessibility of video games and after visitingCIPT,
realized such a lot and got here away with a brand new point of view,” notes Courtney, “I’d
love to proceed to unfold that form of consciousness and I’d additionally like for us to
assist standardize accessibility.”

In addition to all of the impactful
data and tales at the website, CIPT Awarded a number of builders for
accessibility of their video games — together with Gears five for Best Overall
Accessible Game and Apex Legends for Most Accessible Multiplayer Chat. You
can view the overall checklist right here.

Now for a fast Q & A to be informed extra
about Courtney

Anika: What do you need
those that paintings within the gaming trade to grasp concerning the significance of gaming
accessibility?

Courtney: One of our new
members wrote our “Blind and
Low-Vision Accessibility Guide
” just lately and one thing she mentioned in it truly
caught with me: Know that blind other people wish to play your recreation. I believe that’s
the item that might not be one thing sufficient persons are conscious about. Not simply blind
gamers, however disabled gamers of a wide variety. Know that there’s a large want
from the disabled group to play your superb recreation, so do what you’ll to
permit them.”

Anika: What do you find irresistible to do for your unfastened time?

Courtney: I’ve a
one-year-old Cattle Dog combine who I’m frequently looking to tire out and stay
entertained. She helps to keep me from spending all my unfastened time sitting in entrance of my
TV, enjoying a recreation. I’m additionally a fiction author and I’m hoping to have the
manuscript I wrote for my MFA thesis printed.

Anika: What is your favourite recreation of all time?

Courtney: It’s a tie between the Mass Effect trilogy and the Dragon Age sequence.


Matt

Matt has been an energetic Xbox group member and fan for a few years. His pastime for Xbox led him to changing into a moderator for the XboxOne subreddit, a identify he has held for 3 years. Since then, he has turn out to be a moderator for the Xbox Insiders subreddit and is concerned with early get entry to discussions on Reddit, “Having an engineer directly respond to issues is a great way to show gamers that you’re listening and working to resolve issues,” explains Matt, “Having that interaction with the community makes for a very positive experience.”

In addition to moderating two subreddits,
Matt may be a part of an indie developer studio primarily based in Washington state. Over
the closing summer season, they launched their first recreation on Xbox referred to as Masked Memories.
In this recreation, Matt was once each the narrator and audio director of the sport.

Now for a fast Q & A to be informed extra
about Matt

Anika: 
What
do you find irresistible to do for your unfastened time?

Matt: When I’m no longer moderating Reddit, I spend time with my 2 ladies who’re
rising as much as be avid gamers as smartly. I’m additionally a voice actor and feature been in a couple of
small YouTube animations, in addition to a couple of indie video games. My first function was once the
personality I (eye) in a Fallout four mod referred to as The Code. I’m additionally the
narrator for the sport Masked Memories, and a information reporter within the RPG Exospace.
Outside of that, I’ve starred in a couple of fanfic dubs and audio dramas. I additionally
narrate audiobooks for Learning Ally. Outside of that, I’m normally crusing the
treacherous waters in Sea of Thieves or enjoying one of the most numerous
video games on my Switch.

Anika: What is your favourite recreation of all time?

Matt: This is a difficult one. I’ve been gaming for the reason that break of day of the NES. Looking again via all of the video games I’ve performed I’d have to mention my absolute favourite is Super Mario World. In this present gen even though, Sea of Thieves is truly taking the highest spot for me on Xbox and despite the fact that it hasn’t dropped but, I’m assured Animal Crossing: New Horizons will probably be my favourite on Switch.

More Than an Award

The Xbox MVP award is given to group
leaders and pros who’re dedicated to serving to others via their
pastime, wisdom, and experience in all issues Xbox. MVPs spearhead many initiatives
that have an effect on the gaming group. Everything from beginning their very own charity
teams to development a laugh, welcoming communities, MVPs are leaders who pass above
and past within the gaming group.

For extra details about the MVP
program or if you need to appoint any person take a look at https://mvp.xbox.com/.

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