Girls of Gaming

I thought it was pretty interesting that Abel started off as a girl/trap (don't we all), and while Juri's original design didn't feature any gender-bending functionality, her creation process was pretty cool in itself. Accord...
With Bayonetta out in Japan, Sega can finally concentrate on saturating the West with video trailers and promotional chicanery. Here's the first trailer, a new video that shows off the weapons and combos in Platinum Games' o...
In amazingly mindblowing news that everybody cares about, it's being stated that almost a third of all Guitar Hero players are female. Wow."A very large group really wants great guitar music, and they don’t want us...
Seduce a SuicideGirl is a new iPhone App where you'll be playing a choose your own style adventure in order to make out with Zoli Suicide. Your goal is to chat up Zoli in a comic book shop and if you're good at bullsh*tting y...
Is it your time of the month? You on the rag? On the blob? More importantly, have you ever wanted to bleed out of your minge and onto Pikachu's face? If you answer in the affirmative to these questions, then we have a very sp...
Trish Stratus as a brunette with glasses is stunning. She was always hot, but now she's just ... wow. Oh, right, videogames. Fitness model and former WWE actor Trish Stratus has teamed up with Frima Studio to develop a n...
Girls. They have stumped men for ages with their ways. The biggest mystery of all? Why they don't play games as much as men. A recent study from Michigan State University has discovered the conclusive truth (until another stu...
One of these 16 lovely ladies could appear in the next Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) game as a virtual hostess. Sega went through 1,500 applicants and now need to figure out which lady will make it through. There’s a photo, v...
JoWooD Productions and DreamCatcher Games is coming out with a yoga game for the Wii simply called Yoga. That’s not the story here. The story here is that international model Anja Rubik will be featured in the game. A...
Lara Croft has gone through a few changes in her life, most of them based around graphical advancements in breast rounding technology. Back in the day Lara was naught more than a couple of polygons stuck together to vaguely r...
E3 2009 feels like what a real E3 should feel like again this year. There's actually excitement in the air as people are hustling and bustling around going from booth to booth. I'm actually kind of sad since everything is qui...
Ok, picture this: an evening of entertainment provided by hot girls dressed like video game characters who then proceed to take off their clothes for an audience? Uh ... what I've just described is the wet dream of the majori...
Time to clean house!  Nerdyshirts is closing out the last of our 08' Destructoid skull & crossbones shirts for $5 plus shipping (all men's sizes are sold out, sorry!) but here's how to get it for free: To get the cou...
 For whatever reason, Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild reviewed Tenchu Shadow Asassins. Well, it’s not actually a review. It’s really just clips from Tenchu mixed together with NSFW clips of naked women from Gi...
Because dividing people by gender is lots of fun for everyone, Ubisoft is claiming that the Wii is a "girl-driven" system, something which the publisher's senior brand manager, Ann Hamilton, thinks lies at the heart...
Maxim has compiled a list of the sexiest videogame babes from games released in 2008 and I don’t agree with some of their babe choices. I’m not saying the list isn’t good in any way; it’s just my list ...
If you are a very long term reader of the site, then you'll remember that if I have one fear, it is Nobi Nobi Boy, the terrifying worm hybrid freak who comes to the PS3 courtesy of Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi. He ...
Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you evidence of what happens when fanboyism is allowed to become something ... more. Sure, we all have our gaming vices, and I am sure we have sometimes gone above and beyond the call of...
The above video should inspire women all around the world. This bizarre "game" uses a webcam and special boxes, a process known as Augmented Reality, to simulate a virtual girlfriend for you. A girlfriend which is...
I turned 23 earlier this week, and as people often do when they grow a year older, I started thinking back to my younger years. I have done a lot of growing up, but there is one thing that has nearly always remained constant:...
Well, that's not how the NPD put it. They say that this year young girls are fitting more gaming into their busy girly schedule than they did last year. The NPD Group's study, called -- no kidding -- Girl Power: Understanding...
I've known many guys who would rather game all night than get decent sleep, but I thought I was one of few staying up until the wee hours to plow just a little but further in Persona 3. Turns out I'm far from alone -- accordi...
In this video, Jenny McCarthy says she has a warrior inside of her. This opens itself to any number of lewd comments that may or may not involve facepainted and barely coherent WWF wrestlers from the eighties. I will leave ...
I'd like to shake the hand of whoever came up with the idea to put videogame industry folks into a bed with scantily clad Penthouse Pets. Das Gamer and Complex magazine, I salute you. The latest in Das Gamers' video series, S...
Today, Electronic Arts has announced Boogie SuperStar for the Wii ... penises need not apply!This latest entry in the Boogie series is targeted at a female demographic, providing "girls the ultimate gaming experience: to...
Don Ryan, the new COO at Oberon Media (AstroPop, Zuma Deluxe), has somehow come to the bizarre conclusion that women can be just as competitive as men. Maybe if they’re competing in a pot roast cook-off, amirite?"M...
James Scalpello, THQ's wireless director, has humorously stated that girls simply have more important things to do with their time than play games. Statistically, he ain't wrong, but you've got to love the bluntness of it al...
While the more astute listener may notice that today is, in fact, not Monday (the regular release day for RFGO!), he or she will be glad to have endured the extra day wait for this week's episode. Why? Because, and this is al...
A recent survey conducted by Destructoid showed that the vast majority of our readers are of the male persuasion, live in the US, and would prefer breasts in their faces at all times. The makers of Soul Calibur IV must be goi...
A petition has been formed to force new legislation in Japan that could see an end to videogames portraying underage characters in "erotic" situations. The Japanese Diet will listen to this petition and its goal of ...
It’s Mother’s Day! Stop reading this for a second and go call your mom to tell her how much you love her. I don’t care if your mother “accidentally” ran you over with an orange ...
Hot Chicks with Cheat Codes is Spike TV's special series where they have hot chicks giving out cheat codes. The premise is extremely simple, and is also completely retarded. But hey, I'm not complaining here. The mini-show st...
Earlier today, participating Best Buy stores held a nationwide event claiming to celebrate women and (Nintendo) gaming. I threw on my best blond wig, shaved my face with a five blade razor, strapped on a padded bra, and heade...
While the small percentage of female gamers out there are constantly bombarded with undermining crap, there are some female-specific things about gaming that seem more or less free of gender judgement. Or maybe Best Buy just ...
For this month's musing I chose to digest the sub-culture of 'Girl Gamers' that has managed to quickly surface alongside the increased popularity of gaming in the mass media. So to avoid any confusion, the term 'Girl Gamers' ...
[Editor's note - A contact at G4 confirmed that the top ten shown above are actually being submitted as nominees to be a new G4 host. Winning this contest does not guarantee that the winner actually gets a job at G4, so it lo...
And 100% of statistics are stupid.Someone's got to track this crap, right? The Entertainment Software Association has done that for us, and they say that 38 percent of gamers are female. These gals spend 7.4 hours a week play...
The fine folks at Sony Online Entertainment were kind enough to invite the Destructoid crew out to a  GDC after-hours shindig here in San Francisco to celebrate the establishment of the new SOE G.I.R.L. scholarship. The ...
We've all heard the legends, the hushed whispers emanating from herds of awestruck, greased con-goers, and the awe-inspiring tales of heroism at the hands of a mythic creature: the girl gamer. And while my feigned shock and a...
Yoshinori Ono, producer of Street Fighter IV, was interviewed for the latest issue of EGM on their big SF IV blow out issue. Among the many questions Ono was asked, EGM wanted to find out whether Final Fight's Poison is reall...