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The following is a guest post from Wundergeek. Wundergeek is a straight, cis white woman who recently was asked to write an article about sexism in gaming and found she couldn’t shut up about it once the article was done. … Continue reading
We have seen many immature advertisements for first video games recently. Modern Warfare 2 had both the offensive acronym Fight Against Grenade Spam video and the Everyone is Doing It ad for a downloadable content pack. Those ads excluded some … Continue reading
In the past I have discussed my displeasure with games advertisement displaying only male leads for games that have the option to play as either male or female lead characters. The Fable series is disappointing me yet again with it’s … Continue reading
MagiQuest is an interactive game experience. It is not a console or computer game, but more similar to live action role playing combined with video segments. Players walk around an area that is divided into several rooms. Each room is … Continue reading
Recently, a possible US box art for Fable III was revealed. Based on this cover, the game looks like another title with a burly male main character. All 3 games in the series featured covers with a male character looking … Continue reading
(Warnings: trigger for rape, sexual assault, and spoilers for Heavy Rain) Heavy Rain’s Madison Paige has had some eyebrow-raising marketing use. There has been much talk of a strip scene that occurs in the game. Then there’s this past year’s … Continue reading
Surfing around aimlessly on the internet, I came up with such statistics: around 70% of casual gamers are female. I was so curious about that. I mean, why? Why more girls are casual gamers than boys? I kept thinking about … Continue reading
I ran across this blog post tonight on ChicagoNow.com that claimed to be written by a “gamer girl” who plays World of Warcraft. I skimmed the article and quickly realized it didn’t contain much substance, and ended up settling on … Continue reading
Over the past year, Evony has been under scrutiny (and for good reason) for their advertisements that feature scantily clad women and closeups of breasts to entice people to play their Civilization clone. Today, I saw an ad for Gala-Net’s … Continue reading
During one of my internet meanderings, I came across this Open Letter to the Gaming Industry. The letter, signed by a group of games industry women, points out the neglect that many women feel as gamers by the industry and … Continue reading