By: Xauri'El Zwaan
The portrayal of female characters in video games represents something of a dichotomy. On the one hand, any increase in the active role of female characters is an improvement over the early days in which virtual females were literally nothing but part of the game's...
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By: Jared Garrett
Here's a fun experiment to try out. Go to Google, make sure you have adjusted your filter so safe search is ON, and then click on an image search. In your search field, type in 'video game women.'Behold. What do you see? If it's...
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By: Julie Dancer
When the phrase "female video game characters" is said there are a few names that leap immediately to mind. Lara Croft. Jill Valentine. Samus Arran. Chun-Li.I think that, originally, female video game characters were mainly eye candy. The market was so dominated by male...
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By: Amy Weekley
The videogame industry is heavily geared toward the male gamer - more specifically, the teenage male gamer. Videogame developers know that males aged 14 to 22 are more likely to spend their summer paychecks on entertainment. As such, game development and advertising tend to target...
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By: Elisa
One of my role models to this day is a female video game character. She had a brief role in 2001 and came back in 2003. Who is she? The ultimate Femme Fatal: Mona Sax. I admired her for her courage, ruthlessness and ability to...
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By: Esmeralda Draic
Historically, the video games industry was originally seen as being by, for and about men. In particular, young men and all the extra testosterone that that entails. So, female characters that appeared in the earliest games were there simply as eye candy or in passive...
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By: Kaye Boss
Being the loving girlfriend of a young man who loves to play video games; I possess very strong opinions on the usage of female video game characters. While I would love to say that female video game characters are role models to young girls; it...
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By: Eric Bailey
When video games burst onto the scene as a widely accepted cultural phenomenon, skeptics began to question whether they provided more benefit than consequence. Primarily enjoyed by younger players, many wondered what would happen when these gamers matured and entered the workforce, started business, formed...
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By: Jessica Colabufo
As if there aren’t already enough controversies surrounding video games and the violence depicted within them, sexual themes and content have also begun to alert critics and worrisome parents to look even closer at what children and teens are playing. As early as 1982...
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