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Men Who are Bad at Video Games More Likely to Show Hostility to Women

A new study which attempted to explain the sexist reactions of men when traditionally male environments (read: online multiplayer video games) are invaded by women has discovered that “lower-skilled” male players were more hostile to female teammates. Or, as PCGamesN put it, “the worst players were more likely to be… » 7/17/15 1:45pm 7/17/15 1:45pm

Video Game Reviewer Is Contacting the Mothers of Her Online Harassers

It's a story as old as, well, the Internet. A woman is a video game journalist. She receives rape and death threats. The end. But in a delightful new take on the old story, said video game journalist has reached out to the mothers of her harassers, just to let them know what their sons are up to. » 11/28/14 3:30pm 11/28/14 3:30pm

Misogynistic Trolls Drive Feminist Video Game Critic From Her Home

Here's your daily reminder that Internet misogynists are vile, horrible creatures and that women face threats and harassment on a daily basis just for having opinions and voicing them: feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been driven out of her own home after receiving an outpouring of death and rape threats on… » 8/28/14 4:05pm 8/28/14 4:05pm

Making Playable Female Characters Isn't Just Right, It's Good Business

Here are some facts: Women play video games (almost 50% of all video games and a third of PC and console games!). Women have money to spend on video games. Women would like to see themselves represented as playable characters—not just sexualized prizes—in video games. Playing a female character in a video game, if you… » 8/06/14 7:00pm 8/06/14 7:00pm

Making Female Characters Is Too Hard, Says Assassin's Creed Director

Finally, some answers from the gaming industry! After years of clamoring from female video game fans who just want their existence acknowledged by the billion-dollar industry they dump all of their money into, one game director is speaking out. It's not that video game designers are sexist—it's not that they don't want » 6/11/14 6:00pm 6/11/14 6:00pm

Kanye & Future Debut Incredibly Sexist Video Game; World Rolls Eyes

Yesterday, hip-hop artist Future took a break from being autotuned to within an inch of his life to release a video game designed to be played while listening to his latest single "I Won." The game involves two men in lounge chairs on a beach throwing gold necklaces at bikini-clad women passing by. Once the women are… » 5/09/14 2:40am 5/09/14 2:40am

Keep Flyin': An Exclusive First Look at Firefly Online

Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more. » 12/12/13 9:01pm 12/12/13 9:01pm

A Virtual World for Jane Austen Fans Just Raised $100K on Kickstarter

Jane Austen's long dead, but that doesn't keep her most obsessive fans from supporting an entire cottage industry around her works. But this is taking it to a new level: Via Polygon, a Kickstarter campaign has just raised $109,563 to fund the creation of Ever, Jane, a massively multiplayer online game dedicated to the… » 12/05/13 12:10pm 12/05/13 12:10pm

Disney Video Game Adds Female Characters, Gives Rapunzel a Frying Pan

The wildly successful video game Disney Infinity will be introducing five new characters this month, including three Disney Princesses! (But none of the ones from your singalong childhood.) Rapunzel from Tangled and Anna and Elsa from the upcoming Frozen will soon have their own roles and corresponding storylines in… » 11/20/13 12:00pm 11/20/13 12:00pm