• This Week in Gaming

    by and  • May 20, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Why “Straight White Male” is like playing on Easy Mode. This post by John Scalzi is, hands down, the best explanation of privilege for a gaming audience I have ever seen. I’m going to link this now and forever. – wundergeek

    Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind the fabulous Feminist Frequency series of videos, has launched a Kickstarter to fund a series of long-form videos about tropes vs. women in video games. It looks to be an interesting project. – wundergeek

    Brian Psiropoulos wrote about similar issues as my Performing Gender piece in his post called Gender/Play on the girls like giants blog. Thanks for the heads up Brian! It’s cool to see people discussing this in the video game genre as well.  – Kira

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    I’m an occasional game illustrator, and game designer, long-time LARPer, and player of tabletop roleplaying games (mostly indie games). I have a terminal addiction to board games. I also play both PC and console games – mainly RPGs of all stripes, but I do enjoy puzzle games like Katamari as well. My main source of gaming notoriety, however, is the feminist gaming blog Go Make Me a Sandwich. In addition to being a cranky feminist blogger, I am a photographer and somewhat half-assed writer living in the wilds of Canada with a wonderful spouse and two slightly broken cats.

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    Game player, gypsy traveler, cyborg, and designer of enameled jewelry. Check out my jewelry at Anima Metals and for sale at Anima Metals on Etsy and on facebook at Anima Metals Facebook Page

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