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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
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
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
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
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