Posts Tagged ‘rape’

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Raped by a Celebrity; A Woman’s Right to be Silent

Every now and then, there are stories circulating the internet that do not necessarily have anything to do with video games that strike my interest and need a place to be written about. If you’ve been reading articles on the internet lately then you may have heard of a story that is re-gaining attention, almost […]

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THIS WEEK AT NOT YOUR MAMA’S GAMER 11/25-11/29

Alex started off the week with her, Confessions of a First-Time Pokemon Player and shared with us how and why she is so fascinated with the new Pokemon X and Y games. As a first time player myself I can really understand. Alisha shared her feelings about the rumor that TellTale Games just might be […]

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Rape as Trope: Next Gen Games and Last Gen Misogyny

Trigger warning: This post discusses and uses cut scenes of (attempted or threatened) rape and violence toward women. It also has some minor plot spoilers for Contrast and Dead Rising 3, but these spoilers take place in the beginnings of both games. I have been a console early adopter for several generations now. The PS4/XBox […]

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Episode 62: The 3 New R’s: Rape, Respect, and Responsibility in the Geek Community

Episode 62: The 3 New R’s: Rape, Respect, and Responsibility in the Geek Community  (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode that almost wasn’t. After trying for 3 weeks we finally got this week’s issue covered. This week we talk about objectification vs. idealization as indicative of a larger […]

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Rape in the Media; Is There a Limit?

Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve probably heard of the television series The Walking Dead, what you may not know is that the TV series is based off of a well-established graphic novel series of the same name. 108 issues deep, the series has tackled a lot of issues in a post zombie apocalypse […]

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Quick Rant: It Won’t Be Over Soon:Or, Rape Still Isn’t Funny

So by now most of us have heard about the demo of Killer Instinct for the XBox One yesterday, but if you haven’t let me give it a quick run down. MS brought out a man and a woman to demo the game yesterday and the woman admitted that she couldn’t beat her adversary to […]

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Episode 53: Lara Croft: Whimpering Idiot or Feminist Icon?

Episode 53: Lara Croft: Whimpering Idiot or Feminist Icon? (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode in which we talk about Tomb Raider! It’s a long episode and the first half is us talking about what we’ve been playing (a lot apparently) and the news. In our Tomb Raider spoiler we […]

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A Break in the Clouds, Progress in the Industry *Trigger Warning*

Holy shit. Somebody listened. And it wasn’t just an indie game developer with nothing to lose, it was a big name AAA developer. Kotaku’s Patricia Hernandez published an article yesterday (Nov. 30) on how the writers for Dragon Age 3 actually removed a portion of the game because of a group of women’s input. Apparently […]

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Semantics and Silence: What is “Rape” in a Video Game? *trigger*

***super super duper trigger warning: rape, victim shaming, assholes***   Recently there has been a big debate about the depiction of rape in video games. I’ll recap quickly for those who haven’t heard. In the upcoming Tomb Raider game, there is a scene in which Lara Croft has to defend herself against an oncoming attacker. […]

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Episode 37: Whoa, V*gina!: Lollipop Chainsaw, Tomb Raider, and the Need for Sarkeesian’s Cultural Critique

Episode 37: “Whoa V*gina: Lollipop Chainsaw, Tomb Raider, and the Need for Sarkeesian’s Cultural Critique” (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we segue from last week’s episode to this week’s by talking about rape imagery in the new Tomb Raider trailer, our playing of Lollipop Chainsaw, and Anita Sarkeesian’s […]