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Maelstrom – Unscheduled, Inclusive and now with Sponsorship

There is a new gaming convention coming out soon called Maelstrom, April 4th to April 6th. I want to mention it here because as taken from the website this is something that people here would be really interested in as … Continue reading

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WisCon Panel “Feminism in Gaming 2013”

At the end of last month, Madison, Wisconsin was home to the annual science fiction feminist convention known as WisCon. Gaming has made its way into some of the panels in recent years and the following will be a summary … Continue reading

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No Excuses: It’s Time for More Female Protagonists

If the game design of 2009′s Velvet Assassin were half as interesting as its history, I might be able to bring myself to play beyond the first mission. Velvet Assassin is loosely based on the story of Violette Szabo, a … Continue reading

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Blaming [INSERT CHOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT HERE] Solves Nothing

After the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, politicians, the NRA, and others started pointing fingers at the violence in entertainment, especially video games. We have to accept that we do live in a violent culture, and we can’t deny that … Continue reading

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The Type of Woman I Want Others to See: Why I Wore Heels to PAX East

It was probably 40 degrees American and windy. Being from South Florida, I tend to lose track of how different the temperature feels after I get goosebumps on my knees. I spent my first night in Boston clinging to the … Continue reading

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On being the “face of the community” while female

  Being a woman in the game industry in a player-facing role can be absolutely terrifying.  The second players realize what you look like, you’re overwhelmed with comments from people criticizing you for your looks or complimenting you on how … Continue reading

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Gender Wars and Gendered Slurs

TW: Gendered slurs. Please note, I have not played Dead Island, and have no immediate plans to do such. From what I have heard, there is much to be discussed in the game as regards stereotypes surrounding the playable characters, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Fight Sexism With Sexism

Clint Hocking has a column on Edge today about why the game industry needs more women, and a few ideas on how to recruit them. The middle part is pretty good, if points our readers are no doubt already familiar … Continue reading

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Brigitte Burdine, game industry veteran killed in hit-and-run accident

Tragic news hit the Los Angeles newspapers tonight, as a longtime game industry veteran Brigitte Burdine was identified as the victim of a hit-and-run accident.  Burdine, age 48, was a veteran of the game industry who owned her own voice … Continue reading

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EA Employees: It Gets Better

The “It Gets Better” campaign has had its fair share of critiques and attempts at constructive criticism. At the same time, the videos it has produced often have the effect of leaving me very teary-eyed. Therefore, while I will still … Continue reading

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