"If games don't offer us complex heroines, then we apparently stop looking for them." That's critic Maddy Myers discussing kink, sex positivity, and female empowerment in Bayonetta in an excellent essay for Paste. Give the whole thing a read, and remember to check out our review of Bayonetta 2. » 10/30/14 1:15pm 10/30/14 1:15pm

Ubisoft Refused To Talk To Me About Women

It was a simple enough question, I thought. "If you had been able to work with a playable woman character in Far Cry 4, what would you have done? It sounds like you were in the planning phases of it, at least." The response from the game's narrative director? Total silence. » 6/13/14 9:11pm 6/13/14 9:11pm

A Long Way To Go

Former Kotaku contributor Alice Taylor responds to Game Developer magazine's choices for The Game Developer 50, which highlighted gaming's "important accomplishments of the last year (give or take)... in the categories of art, design, programming, business, and evangelism." » 4/15/10 12:00pm 4/15/10 12:00pm

The Ten Most Influential Women In Games Of The Past Decade

Gaming Angel's founder Trina Schwimmer's list of women in games includes ten people who have helped change the game industry from the inside. While it's not all inclusive, it is a very sound list. » 1/01/10 9:30am 1/01/10 9:30am

Interview: Playboy Cyber Girl of the Year Is A True Player

Do Playboy models love video games? On a first meeting with Jo Garcia, it'd be easy to levy skepticism. She's Playboy's "Cyber Girl Of The Year," beating out 52 weeks of rival models in an online-only competition. It just happens, Garcia said, that she's "really big into games." » 5/14/08 3:20pm 5/14/08 3:20pm