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Posts tagged “Sexism”

Feature: (Mass) Affecting Change

BioWare’s Heir On Sexism, Racism, Homophobia In Games

GDC was jam-packed with brilliant talks, and I missed far too many of them because infinity appointments beckoned. One of the absolute best I *did* see, however, was Mass Effect 4 designer Manveer Heir making an impassioned plea to developers for more diversity in games. He gave a talk equal parts well-reasoned and resolute, arguing not that all games should change their icky ways, but…

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Feature: Penny Arcade Vs The People

To Boycott PAX Or Not To Boycott PAX?

Editor's note: RPS will no longer be covering PAX events. We believe that the values of the company operating those events conflict with ours, and as such we can no longer endorse their actions by providing coverage of PAX events. An explanation of this can be read here. However, others argue that attending can be an effective way to respond to the company's poor behaviour,…

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Feature: A Mission Statement

Misogyny, Sexism, And Why RPS Isn’t Shutting Up

There were two sessions in a row on Wednesday afternoon at this year’s GDC. The first was a panel of women in the games industry, discussing the causes and results of the #1ReasonWhy and #1ReasonToBe phenomena – the reasons to be and not be in the games industry. The second was Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian, talking about the positive and negative consequences of her Kickstarter…

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Feature: Ships In The Harbour

The Very Best Of RPS 2012: Campaigns

At RPS our knickers are almost permanently in a twist. And that's because we operate in an industry that's worryingly busy with pantie-bunching nonsense. We're also not the sort of site that likes to stay quiet about such things, and whole-heartedly believes that by making a fuss you can make a difference. Sometimes we have, sometimes we haven't, but we've tended to have an opinion…

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Feature: Inaction Is A Cancer

#1ReasonWhy We Are All Responsible

Over the past couple days, a certain hashtag's been dominating the gaming industry's sector of Twitter, and with good reason. #1ReasonWhy has given people a place to voice - often using their personal experiences as a megaphone - reasons why there aren't more women in the gaming industry. Naturally, it's sparked all kinds of debate, but as always, the point is clear: sexism in the…

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Girls Just Want To Have Dungeon Runs

"Cassandra" at Left Mouse Button writes about the sexual politics of online life in WOW and, as she puts it, the myth of the meritocracy. Hits some regular riffs, but with a lot of local colour. The quote from a 17-year old guild leader - annoyingly, with his name changed, which does undermine its credibility - is particularly memorable: “Girls just aren’t on the same…

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Fahren(“Poo” – Ed)

I've been sitting this on a while, but figure that with Sunday being RPS' slow day, today's the day. If you're part of the pan-format gaming internet, you'll aware that last month there was a bit of a furore over the Resident Evil 5 trailer with some wondering whether a video filled with sinister black folk being gunned down by a square-jawed white fella might…

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Sporadic Links Round-Up

We at RPS have but eight eyes between us, no matter what magical powers Kieron claims his rectum has. This means we miss a lot of stuff, and thus are very grateful to readers who tip us off to great stories. Eventually, we'll get really damned good at throwing them up as soon as they arrive, but for now, here's a quick-fire summary of what's…

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Better Accelerate Than Never?

Seeing this lying on the desk in the PC Gamer office was something of a surprise. They've only gone and brought back oddball games-and-girls US magazine PC Accelerator! Who'd have thunk it. Well, not back-back. One issue back, presumably to either test the waters for some manner of relaunch or to because there was a load of interesting ad stuff outside of PC Gamer, or…

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