Opinions: My Personal Examination into Video Games and Gender!

I missed posting yesterday, thus ending a successful streak of content where I praised many of the women who have touched my life in games, music and beyond. To make some mild amends for that, I’d like to take a moment to spotlight some pre-existing content I have done regarding women in video games over…

Gender Gazette: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

UPDATE – UBI Soft has changed their stance on the DLC; see below for details. Assassin’s Creed has had some issues in the past when it comes to its women characters. The series has shied away from having women in leading roles in many of the earlier entries, and even gone to bat justifying the…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Diversity: A Quick Examination

Updated 2/2/2019 I wanted to look at the now finalized roster fo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and see how well ethnicity and gender are represented in the game. I’ve touched on this before with Wii U/3DS, but with a new game I want to actually break it down this go-around. This has been revised following…

Gender Gazette – Praising Shovel Knight’s Body Swap Mode

This series won’t just tackle problematic issues in the gaming industry; there will be times where it will celebrate advancements in gender, or a particularly fantastic character or moment within a game. And today I wish to spotlight Yacht Club’s Shovel Knight, a splendid game that went above and beyond in gender representation with last…

Gender Gazette: Bloodstained and its Presentation of Heroine Miriam

It’s been a while coming, but I want to talk about Koji Igarashi’s spiritual Castlevania “sequel” Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Now, if you read my non-academic/critical work over at LVLS, you might know that I find Castlevania to be the greatest gaming franchise of all time. So any sort of news of a game…

Beyond Good & Evil – The State of Gender and Video Games in 2013

Note: This was originally written for my WRI 105 class for an essay prompt asking “How Shall We Live?” I posted it in three parts in 2014 here and on Game on Girl as “The Need for Gender Equality in Video Games, Inside and Out”. However, a lot has changed since I originally wrote this…