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Body positive women in video games

When we imagine females in video games, a singular humanoid body type comes to mind. Laura Croft, Liara T’soni, Jill Valentine, and Cortana are all popular examples showcasing our fixation on the sexual female form - despite its reali...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Divinity: Original Sin boss asks where all the women at

Okay, some creative license. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke actually asked a much more proper, "Where are the women?" in his blog post yesterday, trying to explain the discrepancy in how many women seem to be playing Divinity: Original ...

 
 
 
 
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E3 2015: You play like a girl

[Here's a guest editorial from Matthew Razak, Editor-in-Chief of Flixist, and former Destructoid staff. You may remember him as Cowzilla. It's nice to have him back.] This year as I sat at home watching press events from all the major gamin...

 
 
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Sexism and Super Smash at Press Start LAN

Neha Chhetri, better known as LiloNStitchface or Lilo for short, is a pro Super Smash Bros. Melee player that you may recognize from the Super Smash Bros. Invitational hosted by Nintendo at E3 last year. Lilo is no stranger to harassme...

 
 
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Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels

The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like America we are rele...

 
 
 
 
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Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?

Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are currently no femal...

 
 
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Women spending more on mobile games than men

Women spend more time and money on mobile games than men, according to a recent study conducted by Yahoo subsidiary Flurry. The mobile analytics firm collected data indicating female players make 31 percent more in-app purchases than men, a...

 
 
 
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She Got Game doc focuses on the strengths of women in gaming

One of the criticisms that's commonly levied at feminism (in gaming or otherwise) is that it focuses a lot on what people can't or shouldn't do, and not enough on what they can and should do. I don't share that criticism overall, but I can...

 
 
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Latest Tropes vs Women in Games is all very reasonable

"Ms. Male" is not a comfortable thing to say. Really, "Ms." isn't, either. I've just always pronounced it closer to "Miss." Stupid prefixes. Anyway, the newest Tropes vs Women in games -- it's been a while since the last one -- is out. We'...

 
 
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Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers

Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, where the game, sti...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Vertigo

Let's look for a playable woman protagonist in a videogame that doesn't rely on the same pool of restrictive stereotypes as every other playable woman protagonist. To do this, let's look at a fighting game from 1994. That one about the din...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Creative Freedom, Strings Attached

Freedom of expression is not freedom to express without challenge. A game is within its rights to include any content it does, but that content is not sacred. Puppeteer features a boy as the hero, not a girl. Gavin Moore was asked why thi...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Neutered

Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed. Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of cong...

 
 




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FEW gets the Japanese voice pack as a free download -- Ill pass, I got better use for the remaining storage I have left on

 
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#OkändOnsdag Knightmare 2: Maze of Galious (Konami, 1987) is a metroidvania that was an inspiration to a popular Japanese indie freeware metroidvania in No, not Cave Story (Studio Pixel, 2004), the other (YT video by MSX2PLUS)

 
GiantTabby

My 3-year old niece beat Monument I only helped her a couple of times, but it was only to teach her the The rest she finished on her own! Im proud of her and want to nurture that problem-solving brain of

 
Shibboleth

So Nightwish is playing Atlanta in March, but I dont really know anyone in Is it worth going to a concert alone?

 
whatsacow

Fuck I feel like setting a church on fire right Fuck play some Evil Within Hopefully it calms me

 
Rad Party Skellington

And Perseus Mandate is I gotta give credit where credit is due, they really tried to make the best out of what they had, they tried to roll with the insanity of Extraction Point and improve on A solid expansion all I liked it

 
Marcel Hoang

Yeah, that makes

 
dubd95b

Well officially bored of destiny 2; luckily forza 7 is here to make it all better

 
The Baked Potato

Oh hey, this only has 15k Shame on you, internet! Shame on you!

 
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Im following Pumpkin Spice Fuzungas lead and posting my own spine This is from a copy of the anime Shangri-La the Compete Series #Typotoid

 
 

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