Here’s some things around the web that I read, and you should too! (or not, up to you)
The Lovely, Colorful Platformer Scarygirl Arrives on XBLA (Kotaku): A ridiculously cute game with a young girl as the main character has just released today on XBLA for $15. It is also coming to PSN next week and will be on PC sometime in the future. I haven’t played the Flash incarnation, but it seems adorable.
Uncharted: Drake’s Devotion Parody Trailer (YouTube): A trailer about what would happen if Nathan Drake were gay. In related news, read the Destructoid article about why that would make a whole lot of sense.
Shit People Say, Internalized Sexism, and the Responsibility of Satire (Apple Cider Mage): Though her site is currently blacked out in protest of SOPA, bookmark this one for later reading. She talks about the “Shit WoW Girls Say” video and the entire meme as a whole.
Why Some Men are Playing Women, and Why Developers Should Take Note (The Mary Sue): “For gamers, an immersive world is what separates the pre-order line from the bargain bin. If I took one thing out of this little experiment, it was this: Game designers should stop thinking of gender portrayal in terms of appeasing the womenfolk and instead utilize it to create amazing stories. Not just because it’s the socially responsible thing to do, but because it’s the only way the medium is ever going to evolve.”
What else is good to read out there? Leave your links in the comments.