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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
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
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
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
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
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
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