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‘Game Of Hyrule’ Is The ‘Zelda’ And ‘Game Of Thrones’ Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

At this point <i>Game of Thrones</i> is no longer simply a television series, instead it is a cultural phenomenon that transcends boundaries and is loved by a broad range of people. What originally looked like a show that only hardcore nerds would love has turned into a show that everyone has been talking …

Developers and critics confront sexism in video games at Ottawa conference

With video game designers and developers from around the world in Ottawa this week for a conference, one critic and analyst wants them to take a …

From Life is Strange to Vampyr: Dontnod's dark turn | Polygon

Gamergate Fail: The Rise of Ass-Kicking Women in Video Games

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest video game industry event of the year, developers unveiled a half-dozen games with female …

Feminism

Women Are Prizes In Video Games -- And That Should Bother You

You can't ignore the latest video from GamerGate's biggest enemy.<p>Swelling breasts, revealing costumes, wet turtle smooches: These are the rewards you may be used to seeing in your favorite video games.<p>A new entry in Anita Sarkeesian's "Feminist Frequency" series released Monday explores the many …

Feminism

How female game characters would look if they were designed more like average women

How would famous women game characters look if their bodies were more like average women, and less like models?<p>That's the question posed by Bulimia.com, which posted alternative artistic representations of Christie Montiero (Tekken), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Cortana (Halo) and more.<p>"Every …

Tomb Raider

Divinity: Original Sin dev seeks information on women playing the game

"Where are the women?"<p>That's the question that kicks off a fascinating blog post from Swen Vincke, the founder of developer Larian Studios. Last year, Larian released <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i>, an old-school RPG that grew quite popular. Now it's gathering funding on Kickstarter for a sequel. But Vincke …

Why Do Video Games Make Nearly Naked Women the Reward for Winning?

It's always been this way.<p>Anita Sarkeesian, founder of the organization Feminist Frequency, released a new video yesterday exploring how women are portrayed as rewards in video games as the latest part of her series called "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games."<p>Sarkeesian begins by analyzing <i>Metroid</i>, a …

EA's Peter Moore sees explosion of women in game development

Opportunities for women are growing at Electronic Arts, one of the biggest video game publishers in the world. Some of the biggest upcoming games at …

Here’s What Women In Video Games Look Like With Realistic Bodies

"Perhaps the changes are especially noticeable since most of these characters are so scarcely dressed."<p><b>In the site's own words:</b>

Tomb Raider

Press Start with Fallout 4, Mario Maker and women in gaming

<i>Fallout 4</i> fell in on Tuesday, and we could easily recap this week with nothing but stories about the wasteland role-playing game. (For my money, the unlimited-adhesive strategy is probably the most valuable spoiler-free tip yet. Check it out.)<p>All was not rads and mods and perks and specs, though. …

Arduino Powered Robot Orchestra Rocks Adele

A 17-year-old student from South Korea has created an amazing electronic orchestra that performs some of the latest hits and nerdy sounds from the game Undertale.<p>The orchestra is made up of various “instruments” that are improvised from electronic components and a little creativity. The amount of …

Unreal! Artist's food drawings will leave you in disbelief — and hungry

Think you have a good grip on reality? Think again!<p>Howard Lee could have you reaching for food that isn't even there.<p>The illustrator has filmed a series of clips featuring his detailed drawings of food right alongside their tasty inspirations.<p>In each of the videos that he's shared on Instagram and …

How the leading women of Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Halo 5 are changing games | Polygon

Laura Bailey<p>Victoria Atkin<p>"The roles that I am auditioning for and playing are ones that I would not have had two years ago"<p>"All women have such intrinsic power that we often hide out of fear"<p><i>Halo 5</i>'s Olympia Vale and <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i>'s Evie Frye<p>Women are leading the charge for …

The best video game women of 2015

As we went through our favorite games of 2015 — and there were a lot — we noticed an encouraging trend: Many of the best games of the year just so happened to feature some awesome women characters. We're not just talking about the prototypical "strong woman character" (although we love them and …

The Women Pushing Gender Out of Gaming

Gaming isn't the most women-friendly industry, but a new generation of female developers and gamers are trying to change things—or take gender out of the equation altogether.<p>At a quick glance, gaming doesn't appear to be the most welcoming of places for women. Switch on the television and you might …

Marvel Gaming Introduces Women of Power Event

Taking place all this month.<p>Marvel Games announced its Women of Power initiative today, which runs alongside Marvel Publishing's celebration of …

Comics

A timely Tropes vs. Women in Video Games covers body language, male gaze

Anita Sarkeesian is back with another entry in the <i>Tropes vs. Women in Video Games</i> series, this time covering body language and the male gaze.<p>I think …

Why did Nintendo fire this woman?

Nintendo fired a woman named Alison Rapp on Wednesday, a decision that's putting the spotlight back on harassment in the gaming industry.<p>Rapp worked in marketing at Nintendo and has been a vocal advocate for women in gaming.<p>She was also a frequent target of online vitriol from supporters of a …

Feminism