Grand Theft Auto V and Women

If you're driving north, up the west coast of Grand Theft Auto V, as I did in the 40th hour I was playing the game, you might spot a crashed car smoldering in the long ditch between the northbound and southbound lanes. The car doesn't appear there every time. The man who was in the car appears to be dead. A woman lies… » 9/18/13 5:30pm 9/18/13 5:30pm

Why Female Soldiers Were Finally Added to Call of Duty's Multiplayer

There is no great suffrage movement to credit for finally enabling players of the world's most popular first-person shooter to kill each other as female soldiers. For better or worse, that's not how these things tend to happen in video games. Certainly not this time. » 8/14/13 7:00pm 8/14/13 7:00pm

XBox Live Support Shrugs Off Rape Threat Reports

The Mary Sue had a frustrating article up today about the almost trollish behavior of the XBox Live Support Twitter in regards to a woman reporting rape threats in Call of Duty. It seems as if Xbox Live's response to rape threats is a big old "eh. *shrug*". » 8/13/13 9:39pm 8/13/13 9:39pm

The New Head of Xbox is a WOMAN. Everyone REMAIN CALM.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced some shocking news: they're promoting Julie Larson-Green, who is a FEMALE HUMAN BEING, to the head of Xbox. The online gaming community is shocked. Reddit is shocked. The guy from "Red Dead Redemption" is shocked. » 7/12/13 10:00am 7/12/13 10:00am

Gamer Punished For Living In A Town Named Gay

Microsoft suspended a gamer from Xbox Live for listing "Fort Gay" as his location. But that's a real town, and the whole episode makes Microsoft look pretty bad. » 9/08/10 1:08pm 9/08/10 1:08pm

Foolish Xbox Folk Assume All Gamers Are Boys

When a blogger contacted Xbox Support about her account, she got a form letter with tips — for her son. But if Xbox assumes that all gamers are boys, it may be missing out on a growing market. » 8/09/10 7:03pm 8/09/10 7:03pm