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 [...]

Fighting like a Girl: Representation in Towerfall and Super Smash Bros

Recently in between trying to salvage something readable out of a paper written on Tomb Raider, cleaning a messy apartment, and battling a p [...]

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 [...]

A Survey of League of Legends Champions from a Gendered Perspective

The following is a statistical analysis of the League of Legends Champion’s character design from a gendered perspective. In this anal [...]

Whiteness as an Aesthetic in Japanese Games and Art

Lets start with Genji Monogatari. The tale of Genji is a piece of classical japanese literature written by lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu [...]

Exploring Gender Roles in the Virtual Dollhouse of Skyrim 

Dollhouses have been historically used as interpretive play spaces where the user can explore social constructs. The goal of this essay is t [...]

Women in Open Source

Image Credit: opensourceway. Open source is rapidly becoming one of the most influential communities of our time, but I have been noticing [...]

Can you DiG it? Women within Games Panel

This past Friday (March 14th) I was invited to speak on a Women within Games panel at the University of Alberta’s “Can you DiG i [...]

Bravely Default Review and “The Womanizer” Character Trope in JRPGs

For Valentine’s day I was gifted with a copy of Bravely Default. Released by Square Enix this game is the “spiritual successor&# [...]

WINGS 101: Gaymers: LGBTQ* Games and Communities

This article is intended to be a jumping off point for a discussion about LGBTQ* representations in games, and in game culture. The main goa [...]
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