Game Developers Association Throws Party with Sexy Dancing Ladies,…

Okay, tech industry. This "sexism" conversation is getting dumb. The Game Developer Conference is in full swing in San Francisco this week—lots of gamey people gaming around talking about games—and certain female critics are finding some events "more like a frat house than the voice of an industry." Last night, the… » 3/28/13 5:30pm 3/28/13 5:30pm

Anita Sarkeesian’s New Tropes Vs. Women Series is Awesome

Anita Sarkeesian didn't let male gamer trolls deter her from successfully funding her Kickstarter on oversexualized tropes of women in video games — in fact, her project raised more than 26 times her original goal of $6,000 thanks to all the added publicity. Revenge is extra sweet when it's ironic, lucrative and… » 3/08/13 5:00pm 3/08/13 5:00pm

Female Video Game Exec Says It's a 'Cop-out' to Claim the Industry is…

Gabrielle Toledano, executive vice president and chief talent officer of Electronic Arts, doesn't think the video game industry is sexist, according to her recent Forbes op-ed. Moreover: she thinks it's a "cop-out" to "blame men for not creating an attractive work environment." » 1/21/13 2:20pm 1/21/13 2:20pm

Hey, Let's Make a Video Game So We Can Beat Up a Female Critic of Video…

Anita Sarkeesian didn't set out to piss off an army of male gamers when she launched a Kickstarter to raise money for a project that aimed to examine cliched, oversexualized tropes of women in video games. But apparently, daring to say anything bad about video gamers being sexist is enough to amass an entire army of… » 7/06/12 6:10pm 7/06/12 6:10pm

The Rapey Lara Croft Reboot Is a Fucked-Up Freudian Field Day

A new revamped version of the iconic Tomb Raider aims to explain how Lara became the scantily clad badass fighter teenage boys rubbed one out to in 1997, but if you were expecting a similarly fun romp of Croftian ass kickery this time around, you'll be sorely disappointed. One executive at the studio behind the new… » 6/14/12 11:30am 6/14/12 11:30am

Single and Looking to Mingle? Try World Of Warcraft

The folks at Online University have put together some statistics about gaming and online dating, and it seems like (surprise!) gaming could be a great way to meet single guys. Plus, as the graphic points out, "Battling demons and trolls with a girl is a bigger rush than grabbing coffee with her." » 3/22/12 12:35pm 3/22/12 12:35pm

The Link Between Gaming & Fitness

When you picture a "gamer," do you picture someone with a sedentary lifestyle, glued to a screen, slightly obsessed with stuff that has little to do with reality?* Or do you picture a muscle-bound bodybuilder with ripped abs? As it turns out, gamers are a "great fit" at the gym. » 10/14/11 4:15pm 10/14/11 4:15pm

Women Spend More Time Playing Fruit Ninja Than Watching TV

Women are gaining more recognition in the video game industry, thanks to the rise in games played on mobile devices. According to The Street, while traditional gaming remains dominated by men, a report from the analytics firm Flurry found more than half of mobile players are women. » 2/24/11 9:26am 2/24/11 9:26am

Why Would A Real Life Woman Want To Be A Second Life Slave?

Gorean roleplay is one of the largest genres in Second Life, with 50,000+ estimated players. But because of the strong emphasis on female slavery and male domination, the women of Gor are frequently dismissed as damaged goods without self-esteem. » 10/20/10 4:12pm 10/20/10 4:12pm

Choose Your Own Adventure Gets A Sexually Liberated Update

We've been intrigued by "A Choice of Romance," the latest choose-your-own game, since we heard about it. Especially since it lets you choose betwixt the sexes! » 9/02/10 5:20pm 9/02/10 5:20pm

Airline Puts Flight Attendants On Leave Until They Slim Down

Baby Mixup Leads To Lawsuit • Secret To Happy Marriage: Separate Houses

• A woman from Illinois freaked out recently after she found out that she had breastfed a stranger's baby by mistake. She is now suing the hospital for their mix up. • » 2/15/10 5:40pm 2/15/10 5:40pm

Gaming Industry Is Full Of Sexist Geeks

The editor behind MTV.com's Mulitplayer Blog has posted a series of interviews with women from all different areas of of the gaming industry in response to the internet humiliation of Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond (pictured). When Creed was released last month, Raymond was often in the public eye as she was… » 12/12/07 6:00pm 12/12/07 6:00pm