Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, and Kiki Wolfkill, executive producer of Halo 4, recently announced that Xbox Live players who make sexist or discriminatory comments can be penalized with a lifetime ban from Halo 4. Read more about it here at GamesSpot. This decision has provoked a multitude of responses a few of which I […]
One of the most (unfortunately) ever-present issues in the gaming community, and all sorts of other communities for that matter, is hate speech and misogyny. This week Extra Credits posted a call to arms. I can’t say it better than they can, so here it is.
This is an interesting article in Forbes that describes the attitude towards not only women gamers but about the mysogyny that is implicit within the games themselves. The author quotes a blog by Becky Chambers at The Mary Sue: Women are harassed, trolled, and belittled, all for having the audacity to speak over a microphone or […]
Here is an interesting post. It’s a critical look at a chart that tries (but fails) to describe sexual objectification and sexism in video game avatars.
Stephen Totilo reported here on the Kotaku site that there was backlash when Tom Bissell wrote the following in his review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: If you have no idea what the Elder Scrolls franchise is, you are probably either (a) an adult woman, or (b) the sort of person who once beat […]
Don’t worry, it’s just a harmless android game : ) A PUZZLE game. Click here to see Brian Ashcroft’s post (and a video) on the site Kotaku about the game Oppai Choice, “Boob Choice.” Really.