I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone

I self-identify as a straight male-bodied dude, but recently I've taken to playing as a female-bodied character in many games. It's not something the majority of people do, but it's also not uncommon. Oddly, however, men play as women far more than women play as men. Let's break down why people choose the avatars they… » 5/15/14 7:29pm 5/15/14 7:29pm

Hey Star Wars -- Where the Hell Are the Women?

This morning we all delighted in the casting announcement for Star Wars VII. And then the reality set in: There is only one new female character being added to what is arguably the world's most beloved mythic series. It's as if 51 percent of the population cried out in pain, and was suddenly silenced. » 4/29/14 4:57pm 4/29/14 4:57pm

An RPG/Shooter/Puzzle Game. With Nazis & Drag Queen Flirting.

Dead Century is something...different. Set in the 1930s, with Nazi Germany on the rise and interested in all things occult, you control "a small team of archaeologists as they try to stay one step ahead of Third Reich scientists in piecing together an ancient mystery from the dawn of human civilization." » 12/06/13 1:30am 12/06/13 1:30am

New Anita Sarkeesian Video Looks At Gaming's 'Ms. Male' Trope

Feminist Frequency continues its 'Tropes vs Women in Games' series, this time spending some time analyzing female characters who are kind of copy and paste versions of the male lead—only with added stereotypical stuff like the color pink, bows, interest in shopping, amongst other things. » 11/18/13 3:30pm 11/18/13 3:30pm

Yup, The Stuff In Games Can Hurt Men, Too

The unfortunate reality is that society has a certain impossible if not destructive ideal of masculinity that affects both men and women alike. PBS Game/Show here takes the time to talk about what some hurtful and problematic stereotypes video games present of men, and it's stuff that is definitely worth keeping in… » 10/02/13 6:30pm 10/02/13 6:30pm

YouTube Reacts Hilariously To Video of Geeky Women

Last month, we wrote about a song that featured women who take issue with the idea of a "fake geek girl." Naturally, these women feel that they shouldn't have to prove their geek cred. Since that sentiment was expressed via YouTube video, people left comments—and these comments could sometimes be ridiculous. » 8/20/13 8:30pm 8/20/13 8:30pm