• Posts Tagged ‘gender tropes’

    Gaming with toddlers

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Gaming with toddlers

    As a parent of two babies, I do not get as much “gaming time” that I might like to. In fact, it is difficult to get any time at all. When they are really small they sleep most of the time, but at this age, they are active enough to require my attention, but...

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    Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    In case you hadn’t heard, Part 3 of the Damsel in Distress series of videos being made as part of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes versus Women series is up. (If you haven’t seen previous installments, here are Part 1 and Part 2.1) Predictably, there are a lot of people who are upset that a woman...

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    Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Reviews • Comments Off on Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    This post is the first of two reviews of Tomb Raider (2013). We chose to review this video game because of the original marketing for the game, as well as the final result. The first review is by Brie, who is a casual video gamer, and the second will be from Melody, who is...

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    An Interview with Gillian Fraser

    by  • March 14, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • 1 Comment

    Gillian Fraser is the lead designer for Wicked Fantasy. Wicked Fantasy, currently KSing here, is a project where she and veteran designer John Wick are re-imagining fantasy races from scratch. As soon as I saw this Pathfinder supplemental had a woman as lead, I knew I had to talk to Gillian, and I was not disappointed! Here’s her fantastic...

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    Men wear armour, Women wear sexy-time lingerie

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Design & Art • 8 Comments

    Sometimes, two questions pop up when you discuss women wear when they are pictured in games. ”What is wrong with chainmail bikinis? It’s fantasy, it doesn’t have to be realistic!” ”What is wrong with chainmail bikinis? Sexy doesn’t equal sexist!” Let’s try to answer the two questions in this article. In the end they...

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