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…

Opinion: My Top 25 Bosses in Video Games

Recently the forum I frequent had a call for your favorite 25 bosses in video games. After some deliberation, I’ve come up with the following. Eventually I’ll supplement these with some commentary, but for now here are the best showdowns I’ve had in all of gaming. Ultimate (God) Rugal – Capcom Vs. SNK 2 Mother…

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: 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…

Femicom – Palutena (Kid Icarus) and Medusa (Kid Icarus)

Palutena (Kid Icarus) Release Date: December 19, 1986 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Format: Disk (Japan)/Cartridge (NA/Europe) Role: NPC (Damsel) Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: Palutena is one of two goddesses that ruled over the domain of Angel Land, she being the Goddess of Light. The other, Medusa, decided to abuse her power and made life…

Stay Fresh! Observations of the In-Game Culture in Splatoon

Nintendo’s Splatoon has been a constant for me since I bought it in June as a celebratory moving present. I beat single player in a week or so, and I’ve probably played at least an online match or two every day since I got the Internet at my new place. I play with a few…

Femicom – Leilani/Tina (Adventure Island), Al Tiana (Space Hunter)

Leilani (Tina) (Hudson’s Adventure Island/Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima) Release Date: September 12, 1986 Developer: Hudson Soft/Escape Publisher: Hudson Soft Format: Cartridge Role: NPC (Damsel) Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: Princess Leilani (or Tina, depending on the localization) has been kidnapped by the Evil Witch Doctor, and it’s up to Master Higgins to rescue her….

Femicom – Valkyrie (Walküre no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu) and Samus Aran (Metroid)

Valkyrie (Walküre no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu) Release Date: August 1, 1986 Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Format: Cartridge (Japan) Role: Main Character (Playable) Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: It’s our first playable human primary character! And oddly enough, it’s not Samus Aran, but Namco’s Valkyrie (or “Walküre”), who beat Nintendo’s bounty hunter by five…