She's The First Woman To Set An Arcade Game Record In Nearly 30 Years

On Saturday, September 19 at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago, Illinois, 30-year-old Caitlin Oliver set the new world record for the arcade version of Namco's classic beat-em up, Splatterhouse. According to video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson, the last time a woman set an arcade game world record, Caitlin … » 10/21/13 5:00pm 10/21/13 5:00pm

If Video Games Are Going to Grow Up, Then the Bullying Needs to Stop

Disclaimer: I was a key creative in what is often considered one of the more "dudebro" franchises out there, Gears of War. I'd also like to remind everyone out there that I went out of my way in working with our team, the writers, and Epic's artists to make sure that female characters are represented well in that… » 3/12/13 4:00pm 3/12/13 4:00pm

Here's Anita Sarkeesian's First 'Tropes vs. Women In Games' Video

It's been a long road for feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian. Last summer, she ran a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new video series examining sexist tropes in video games—her goal was $6,000 and she raised nearly $160,000. In the midst of the Kickstarter drive, Sarkeesian was subjected to a … » 3/07/13 4:37pm 3/07/13 4:37pm

The Lack Of Women Presenters At The PS4 Event Is Bigger Than Sony

The consensus on Wednesday's post about the lack of women presenters at Sony's PS4 event was rather uniform: there were no women at the PlayStation 4 reveal, because obviously there aren't women in high positions and the project leads just happen to be male. » 2/22/13 3:30pm 2/22/13 3:30pm

Why Were There No Women Presenters At The PlayStation 4 Event?

Today we got a healthy dose of next-gen information, delivered to us by a bevy of excited, breathless developers and publishers. Here's the thing: not a single one of the presenters at the PlayStation 4 event were women, and people noticed. » 2/20/13 10:00pm 2/20/13 10:00pm

They're Attractive, They're Women, And They Play Games Live On The…

Back when Kotaku wrote about a troll that targeted women, there was one critical word that kept popping up in responses: camwhore. » 2/06/13 3:30pm 2/06/13 3:30pm

, for instance, is a French Canadian with a law degree who chose to chase her dreams of doing gaming and e-Sports full-time, at last bringing to fruition her…

You Can Thank Women For Dragon Age 3's Lack Of Creepy Sex Plot

Hearing that women make a difference in game development is one thing, seeing what it means in practice is another. Recently, David Gaider—lead writer on the Dragon Age franchise—posted a blog about how having women on his writing team affected something in Dragon Age 3. » 11/30/12 3:30pm 11/30/12 3:30pm