Posts Tagged ‘women in games’

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Power Hour Review: Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Let me start by saying the it has long been my secret shame that I have never finished a Legend of Zelda game. There, I said it, I feel better now. It’s out in the open. I feel that I can now move on with my recovery. It’s not that some of the Zelda games […]

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Episode 64: Quiet, Woman!: On Silent Women in Video Games and On Underpants

Episode 64: Quiet, Woman!: On Silent Women in Video Games and On Underpants (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) Alex, Sam, and Sarah come together to consider Metal Gear Solid’s mute sniper, agency, and silent women in video games and on underpants. We had a few technical difficulties (and a sleepless kid […]

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Episode 59: “Vag Up”: On the Strength of Women in Game(s)

Episode 59: “Vag Up”: On the Strength of Women in Game(s) (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) In this episode we talk about our favorite female protagonists and what the difficulty of these choices means for the games industry. This episode was recorded (mostly) in person so we really can’t be […]

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Episode 58: Remember Me and the Plight of the Female Protagonist

Episode 58: Remember Me and the Plight of the Female Protagonist (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) In this episode we talk about Dontnod’s Remember Me and Nilin as the female protagonist. We answer a few viewer emails and talk about one of a few new and upcoming features at NYMG. A […]

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Dat Ass: Capcom’s Remember Me and the Woman Problem

Remember Me, the recent cyberpunk beat-‘em-up from Capcom and Dontnod, is no stranger to scandal. Outspoken creative director Jean-Max Moris commented frequently on the game’s female protagonist and the industry at large throughout the creative cycle, telling the Penny Arcade Report and others there was resistance from potential publishers at putting a woman in the […]

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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 50: We’re Golden!: Celebrating Episode 50 With Meagan Marie

Episode 50: We’re Golden!: Celebrating Episode 50 With Meagan Marie (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) Our 50th episode where we are joined by Meagan Marie, community manager for Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics). Meagan she talks about her work at Crystal Dynamics, in the industry in general, and her famous […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole: #1reasonwhy Women Aren’t In the Games Industry

Sometimes my brain works much like the horrible Bing search engine commercial where people jump from tangential topic to tangential topic based on keywords and loose connections. Today’s post comes from just such an idea jump that I experienced today. It started when a student in my Gender and Technology seminar mentioned Phyllis Schlafly and […]

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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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Episode 36: “‘I Raped You!’: Rape Culture and The Mis-Education of the Gamer”

Episode 36: “‘I Raped You!’: Rape Culture and The Mis-Education of the Gamer” (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The catalyst for this week’s episode was Patricia Hernandez’s Kotaku article “Three Words I Said to the Man I Defeated in Gears of War That I’ll Never Say Again“. In this episode we talk about […]