Tag Archives: Zelda

Watch the First Tropes vs Women in Video Games Video

The first Tropes vs Women in Video Games video is here! It covers the history of the Damsel in Distress trope and the classic games that make use of the trope (over and over and over…). There is a transcript … Continue reading

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Dad of the Year Changes Pronouns in The Wind Waker for his Daughter

Mike Hoye has been playing through The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker with his daughter Maya and got tired of making the pronoun translations on the fly while reading the game’s text aloud to her.  This was the motivation … Continue reading

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[Video] Young female gamer plays Zelda to escape bullying

Disclaimer: I haven’t had a chance to watch this video yet.  From reading comments briefly, it appears that a trigger warning is in order for bullying, child abuse, and potentially domestic violence between her parents.  Others have mentioned that it’s … Continue reading

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My Super LE3T Feminist E3 Review

The following is a guest post by Zaewen: Zaewen is a white, straight, cis woman and avid feminist gamer, with MMOs being her favorite genre. She has a degree in psychology, a Texas accent, and spends most of her free … Continue reading

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3DS: The Border House guide to Nintendo’s new handheld

Nintendo held a press release today, finally releasing lots of juicy tidbits about their new portable.  The 3DS is the next installment in the DS line of handhelds, and looks to be an expensive way to get your gaming in … Continue reading

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Characters Done Right: Midna the Twilight Princess

A few years ago, on my personal blog, I started a series called “Characters Done Right” to highlight positive examples of women in video games.  I hope to revive that series now, and invite other authors to write their own-characters-done-right … Continue reading

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What Makes a Game Epic?

Contains minor spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A great many games, particularly in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, seek to be epic in scope, or evoke a feeling of epicness. It’s an … Continue reading

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