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MarenWilson

Maren Wilson has a BA in History and Sociology. She is interested in game design and gender performance in games. You can usually find her staying up too late with games she’s already beaten or getting into “debates” about historical inaccuracies online.

Approach with Caution: Legend of Korra game

**Warning: Excessive gif usage ahead** I don’t if you’re aware of this but the Legend of Korra is pretty great. It’s the literal spiri [...]

South Park the Stick of Truth & Coping Mechanisms

***Mild Spoilers Ahead***   Let me start out by saying, I don’t hate South Park. I actually quite enjoy it in all it’s satirical, r [...]

Otome Games & the Importance of Female Friendship

Today I’m here to talk to you about the magic of friendship and the way in which it’s portrayed in games, specifically I’ll talk about [...]

Pokémon Y: First Impressions

In just a little over a week I managed to eat, sleep and pretty much breathe Pokemon Y to point where I completed the main plot line, beat t [...]

Ladies I have loved: Junon

So I was reacquainted with my favorite game of all time recently, Dragon Force for the Sega Saturn. It’s an interesting take on the RTS ge [...]

Dat Ass: The Disempowerment of the Strong Female Character through Sexual Objectification

Kate Beaton offers a hilarious summary of what I’ll be discussing in this comic. Check it out. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a true belie [...]

Representation & the Status Quo: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

AVAST! Assassin’s Creed Spoilers abound me hearties.   So this happened. And a small part of me died a little on the inside. Allow me [...]

Where have all the Women Gone? : The Female Gamer in a Male Paradigm

In the last couple of weeks we’ve looked at a series of articles focusing unsurprisingly on issues of gender, representation and feminism [...]

Technical Interfaces, Ergonomics and Gender Accessibility

In the article Women, Gender and Technology, which details the way different subdivisions of feminism interact with technology, it gave some [...]
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