She Was Harassed By A Games Reporter. Now She's Speaking Out.

Alice Mercier isn't the real name of the games industry veteran that reporter Josh Mattingly harassed on Facebook. She isn't willing to give her real name, at least not publicly; she's afraid of the professional repercussions. This is a theme that will come up again and again over the course of our interview, and every … » 1/28/14 12:20pm 1/28/14 12:20pm

Grand Theft Auto V and Women

If you're driving north, up the west coast of Grand Theft Auto V, as I did in the 40th hour I was playing the game, you might spot a crashed car smoldering in the long ditch between the northbound and southbound lanes. The car doesn't appear there every time. The man who was in the car appears to be dead. A woman lies… » 9/18/13 5:30pm 9/18/13 5:30pm

A Game Creator's Argument For Only Letting You Play As A Boy

From what I've seen of it, The Puppeteer is a delightful upcoming PlayStation 3 game starring a boy in a cartoon play. Its creative director, Gavin Moore, doesn't believe players should have the option of playing as a girl in his game. » 7/12/13 12:30pm 7/12/13 12:30pm

Shigeru Miyamoto and the Damsel In Distress

Shigeru Miyamoto made Donkey Kong, and, in the process, put a woman on top of some girders for Mario to rescue. His Super Mario and Zelda series perpetually involve saving a princess. If we're going to talk about women in games, we should talk to him about it, right? Last week, I did. » 6/20/13 2:45pm 6/20/13 2:45pm