Previously, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian's videos have focused on how problematic many games' depiction of women characters can be, but a new companion series looks at the other side of the coin. The seven-minute first video in Positive Female Characters focuses on the wonderful, strange Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP [our review] and its stoic protagonist The Scythian.
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Feminist games and media critic Anita Sarkeesian has cancelled a planned talk at Utah State University, following a threat of "the deadliest school shooting in American history" if she went ahead with the lecture. The 'Tropes v Women In Video Games' creator took the decision after local authorities declined to provide firearms searches at the threatened event.
The question of sexism in videogames really oughtn't be a question at all. Videogames are rife with the thickest seam of sexism, and have been since the first had front covers on the cassettes. Not just in the games themselves, but in the culture surrounding it, from the prevalence - and misogynistic reaction to - 'booth babes', to the wretched response received in all corners…