Tag Archives: video games

Not buying sexism: How inclusive games show hope for gaming culture

TweetThe tiresome canard about how “sex(ism) sells” has been dealt with in a number of ways. Empirical studies demonstrate no correlation between a film or video game’s sexist/sexual content and its marketplace success, and we have evidence that suggests that among game industry doyens, this notion may simply be a classic case of a self-fulfilling [...]
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Tech and video game industry sexism: bathroom lines and rape jokes

TweetApple and Microsoft are both currently throwing big conferences, one for tech industry developers and one to sell video games. The conferences of these two giant companies are giving us an eye into some common-place sexism. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is currently taking place in San Francisco. Yesterday Dan Ackerman tweeted this photo from the [...]
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Damsels in Distress: First installment of “Tropes vs Women in Video Games”

TweetAnita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has posted the first installment of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” project. In this video, she explores the role, history, and forms of the damsel in distress in popular media from military recruitment ads to silent film to Donkey Kong. Most importantly, Sarkeesian talks about how women’s portrayal [...]
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution offers old school racism with your gaming fun

TweetI know next to nothing about video games – I’m a huge geek, but I have no hand/eye coordination, so me attempting to play video games is really just flailing around on the couch to the amusement of my friends. Apparently Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a new hit game. I hear the women and [...]
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Sex is inappropriate for minors, but violence is a-OK

TweetWhen I was in the 7th grade and studying German our teacher brought in popular mainstream German magazines to aid us in our second language education. I don’t remember much German and I don’t really even remember which magazines, but I do remember they were filled with nudity, including the infamous picture of a naked [...]
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