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Another study shows that gaming has a sexist problem

Slowly but surely the academic evidence is building up. A new study conducted by researchers at Ohio University has found that women playing multiplayer on Halo 3 receive three times as much abuse as men. Confirming what is already commo...   read

 
 
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Combating hidden sexism with Objectify A Man Day

For men to compliment women is far more common than for the reverse to happen. It’s one of those socialized traits people barely notice unless they’re particularly alerted, what with it being so widespread as to be ubiquitous. U...   read

 
 
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Goodbye, cruel will: Determinism in videogames

Inside everybody’s head lives a tiny mad scientist who governs their actions and whims. Most of the time it’s barely noticeable, even to the point of feeling perfectly natural. Every now and again something might come along that...   read

 
 
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Interview: Anita Sarkeesian, games, and Tropes vs. Women

It must have been an exciting experience for Anita Sarkeesian during her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Kickstarter project. Broadcast under the name of her hosting site, Feminist Frequency, where Tropes vs. Women originally gained interne...   read

 
 
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Grand plans for Tropes vs Women in Video Games (Update)

[Update: Encouraged by the rate at which the original goal of $6,000 was reached, Anita has extended the scope of the series to suit demand. Five more tropes have been referenced as research points, each warranting its own 10-20 minute vide...   read

 
 
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Why Women in Games initiatives are not problems at all

A few weeks ago at GDC, Mare Sheppard of indie game company Metanet told a small but packed conference room what she thought about Women in Games initiatives; her conclusion was less than favorable. Although she supports the ideas that th...   read

 
 
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Ireland's influence in videogames

Well, it's Saint Patrick's Day, and what better way is there to mark the occasion than by doing something flippant and pointless? Naturally, the Irish are fantastic at everything they do (and they're handsome, too), so it's no surprise t...   read

 
 
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How Yorda's uselessness ruins agency in Ico

In philosophical terms, "agency" is the capacity for a person to make decisions and act according to those decisions. The ability to decide one's own actions entails a substantial degree of self-expression and so is quite a significant powe...   read

 
 
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Save our Dark Souls

If you frequent any videogame website, there's a high chance you will have read about a game released this year by the name of Dark Souls. That it is quite passionately talked about should come as no surprise, really -- there's a hell of...   read

 
 
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A lovely look at videogames through Persona 4

[Editor's note: Community member Byronic Man (a.k.a. Stephen Beirne) presents a fascinating, intelligent look at videogames through classic RPG Persona 4. Enjoy! -Chad] Much can be gained from the analysis of videogames. Whether you’r...   read

 
 
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I finally beat the last boss of Megaman Battle Network It took at least 6 or 7 tries, with me memorizing its attack patterns and changing up my chips/programs, but I did it! A fun game, and well worth the time it took to make that contest

 
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