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Comments of the Week 48: Mom of War

Well hello there! 'Tis I, Mom of War, also known as WILFoftheblues to my closest friends.  Here in the Midwest, Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping, the squirrels are looking for their nuts, and Mother Nature appears to have fina...

 
 
 
 
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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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Shaq Fu - A Legend Reborn"Shaq is back, but kinda wack"

 

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Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby"

 

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Unravel Two"It takes two, baby! (But not really)"

 

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homeoftheblues

The Supreme Court has ruled that states can now force online retailers to charge sales tax no matter where a company is This will mean billions of tax revenue for states and online shopping just got more It really doesnt bother

 
Soulbow

My girl has finally given me the A-Okay to play games with a party and ignore her! So hit me up on Xbox! I Siege, and single player Tried to get a party in Siege, its all 13 year olds yelling Please play with

 
Greenhornet214

I did my first cblog recap Check it out

 
chlmera

I asked her She said she was seeing someone, and the whole time leading up to it was incredibly nerve wracking, but actually asking was super I was so scared of this for nothing, so at least I learned

 
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No Pudding Saving for Switch

I want Star Wars Episode IX to be a musical, because the collective fanbase losing their shit all at once might actually bring people together for

 
King Kaiser

#Confessiontoid I really like Fire Emblem Also Im going to Korea and didnt tell you

 
On Air Fish

#ConfessionToid I dont know what over half the damn games or anime characters are that you people talk about, but I still love it Tolerate me, please!

 
Michformer

Next design article will be up on Destructoid in a few All I can say at this point is that it (unsurprisingly) got the Featured badge on Not too shabby!

 
Chris Hovermale

Reflecting on Gems of War, Im starting to think a reason I get addicted to progress-driven F2P games is the intertwining of power fantasy fulfillment with power creep? Not quite good game design, but one thing making the other feel better? Thoughts?

 
 

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