Posts Tagged ‘masculinity’

Cortez

Not Serious Games, but Taking Games Seriously: Bioware Steps Up the Diversity?

As educators we talk about Serious Games, And it’s no small secret that I am not a fan of the serios game. Rather than creating small and less engaging games that focus on specific comment why can’t we just use commercial off the shelf games and look for the larger issues in there and use […]

masterchief

Episode 20: Everybody Wants to Be Master Chief: On Masculinity and Intersectionality

Episode 20: Everybody Wants to Be Master Chief: On Masculinity and Intersectionality (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we talk about masculinity and intersectionality. Men, race, sexuality, and anything else that comes to mind. Links of Note: Sponsor Sam or Alex in the Extra Life Charity: Every time […]

jrpg

All the World’s a Drag Show and We’re Just Kings and Queens: Gender Performance and Video Games

In this week’s podcast, Alex brought up the fact that she was reading Judith Butler’s gender performativity theory and I thought that while Butler’s work is a little heavy it could definitely lead us to a good discussion of how feminine and masculine characters in video games are constructed aesthetically and narratively. Here’s the deal. […]

kratos

Episode 19: Kratos is a Giant P*nis: Video Games and the Manly Man Archetype

Episode 19: Kratos is a Giant P*nis: Video Games and the Manly Man Archetype (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we talk about masculinity in games…yep, you read it right. Masculinity. Duke Nukem, Gears of War, Kratos, and androgynous JRPG boys. Links of Note: Sponsor Sam or Alex […]