Steam’s Ambitious Game, Rust Explores Race and Gender By Not Allowing Players to Choose Either - So... it's like real life, only with more lives.

Many gamers turn to video games for escape; to leave the mundane world behind and pretend to be all-powerful in a world (and a body) of their own making. Many games fulfill that need by allowing you to choose everything from your gender, to your skin tone, to your hairstyle, outfit, and cheekbones. It’s like plastic surgery without the recovery time. Other games don’t give you a choice at all (and the default is usually a white dude). Rust on Steam provides an alternative to both of...

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