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Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (Tropes vs Women in Video Games)

Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games (28 min 33 sec; here's a pointer to the identical video at YouTube). Warning: contains graphic sexual and violent game footage. Presented by Anita Sarkeesian of the video blog, Feminist Frequency. The website version (first link) is annotated to include links and resources, an "about the series" section, games referenced in this episode, and a transcript. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 27, 2014 - 158 comments

Street Fighter II: Hula Hoop Style

Street Fighter II: Hula Hoop Style International hula hoop star Marawa the Amazing always wanted to be in Street Fighter II and now she's gotten her wish.
posted by philohagen on May 17, 2013 - 19 comments

See if glass breaks. Jump on stuff. See if bullets leave holes.

Gamers are the ultimate trolls.
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 8, 2013 - 109 comments

Not now James, we're busy

Robert Yang on the homophobic response to his Half-Life 2 mod Handle With Care.
posted by Artw on Oct 6, 2009 - 145 comments

The Myth of the Media Myth: Games and Non-Gamers

"Inevitably, after I finish speaking, the strong opinions come. It happens the same way every time: People listen and then they say what they've been feeling. Videogames are not good for you. Videogames are a waste of time. They isolate children. Kids never go outside to play. They just sit there and stare at the TV all day."

The Myth of the Media Myth: Games and Non-Gamers.
posted by flatluigi on Mar 30, 2008 - 129 comments

The Zelda/Mario Field Guide

Destructoid's Guide to Recognizing Your Gamers
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 5, 2007 - 17 comments

Puppies are optional; pictures of the Fragdolls are not.

How to write an article about women who play video games. A sarcastic 10-step guide by Richard Corbett.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jun 3, 2006 - 49 comments

Have a cup of hot coffee while you read this...

Sex & Games Finally, a place that seems to discuss sexuality in videogames as an adult topic. Brand new forum/blog/branch of the IGDA, their leadership is a) mostly female, b) commited to "The right of developers to work together to create sexually themed games free of censorship and regulation," and encouraging parental responsibility and c) a nice tonic for Jack Thompson's hysteria.
posted by WolfDaddy on Aug 15, 2005 - 9 comments

Columbine family loses their scapegoat.

Columbine family loses their scapegoat. Now what can be blamed? Apparently Doom didn't hypnotize those kids into thinking they were in hell after all.
posted by badstone on Mar 5, 2002 - 10 comments

Video Games 'Unhealthy' for Girls, Study Says

Video Games 'Unhealthy' for Girls, Study Says Anyone else think this is a bit overblown?
posted by SilentSalamander on Dec 15, 2000 - 16 comments

And now for something completely pointless...

And now for something completely pointless... Why on earth would anyone care enough about something this to invest all the time it took to pull this off? Just to break the record high score on a video game which only appears in museums now?
posted by Steven Den Beste on Nov 27, 2000 - 27 comments

Everquest guide suicides. Or maybe not.

Everquest guide suicides. Or maybe not. No one's really sure. Is this why they call it "Ever-Crack"? [ From Salon via Flutterby. ]
posted by baylink on Nov 27, 2000 - 16 comments

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