I’m not “back” quite yet, but I wanted to share this feature 1UP is doing. They’re tackling what turned out to be one of the big controversies that spewed out of E3 this year, the difficult topic of gender and sexuality. So far, they have a review for Lollipop Chainsaw, which turned out to be a disappointment for me once I realized thedirection it was heading (if only it could have made Juliet anything but the stereotype), plus an editorial on the hero/heroine debate (that’s mostly about the new Tomb Raider and the brouhaha its producer caused with his poor framing of Lara’s “development” through a potential rape), and an interview with game designer Anna Anthropy, who identifies herself as a ”queer, kinky trans woman in a committed non-monogamous relationship.” I’ve read all the pieces thus far and am quite impressed with the approach the staff is taking with this. I applaud 1UP for taking this subject seriously and giving it their Cover Story treatment. This is something that needs to be done for our industry to grow, despite the high frequency of naysayers commenting on their posts. Please, try to check it out.
1UP Tackles Gender and Sexuality in Video Games all throughout the week
Posted by WildcatJF on June 19, 2012