For those of you who have spent the past week wondering why Jezebel has not yet published a review of the long-awaited PC/console game No Man’s Sky, allow us to explain ourselves: we find the name of this “first person space travel” game to be distasteful, offensive, and shamelessly anti-feminist.
Black girls are often forgotten by the gaming industry, and Pokémon Go is no different.
As you probably know by now, there is one mobile game that has taken the entire smartphone-owning world by storm. People of all ages are playing it at home and at work. They’re leveling up on their commutes and during their morning runs. Some players are even getting their fix while in, how should I say, delicate…
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…
Kegels can be a necessary part of one's routine (for everyone, but I don't do them because I always forget — stop picturing it, gross), but they're also time-consuming and kind of boring and difficult. Enter a new app that will change all that, turning your kegels into a joyous gaming experience like no other.
Sometimes, while waiting for my energy to return so I can complete a high-profile national ad campaign at PopGlam, I wonder: How much does Kim Kardashian actually have to do with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood? Are we talking some straightforward licensing deal, or what?
Turns out video games are pretty close t0 ye olde Disney movies, where a female character often needs to be saved by a man. But in a new game called The Last of Us, lead female character Ellie is saving herself. User interface designer Alexandria Neonakis, who works for Naughty Dog, the company that created The Last…
In today's edition of Missing The Point, Penny Arcade, a large gaming company that has previously dredged up controversy for making rape jokes, is trying to be diverse by offering diversity lounges at its Seattle, Boston, and Melbourne expos.
As if gaming didn't already face a perception problem: The PlayStation 4 is practically brand new, and Game Revolution reports that someone has already used it for what appears to be a non-consensual broadcast of his naked wife.
The boob jam is a "game jam" (where video game developers create games around a common theme) focused on guess what: BOOBS. But not in a male gazey way.
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.
The new Grand Theft Auto V trailer was released yesterday, and I gotta admit: It looks pretty fucking fresh. There's all sort of cool new features — most notably, for the first time the game features three lead characters that you can seamlessly switch between. Unfortunately, all three of those characters are men.
We've long heard tales about the fabled female gamer, but feared she was as mythical as Santa Claus. Come on: ladies?? Gaming?? But two new studies prove that women make up nearly half of today's gamers. D-U-H.
Yesterday at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference, a man and a woman demonstrated a new fighting game, Killer Instinct. The man, a producer on the game and so therefore winning easily, tells the woman at the :27 mark to "Just let it happen, it'll be over soon."
This 90-year-old woman tries Oculus Rift VR headset — virtual-reality hardware that lets the wearer interact with virtual environments — to explore a 3D version of Tuscany. She freaking loves it, and her reactions are priceless — "Oh, this is something else. And I'm still sitting where I was?"
We so often receive dismally sexist news from the wide world of pixelated galavanting that a gem like the recent blog post from Mass Effect 3 scribe Ann Lemay feels especially precious.
Mike Mika's three-year-old daughter loves playing old video games with him. One day, when they were duel conquering Donkey Kong, she became a bit miffed because she could only pick Mario to rescue Pauline, and not the other way around. That's not only due to Mario being the worst (just ask Wario, he'll tell you all…
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…
A new Facebook game inspired by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, in which players are tasked with the goal of "raising awareness" of issues like female genital mutilation, child prostitution, and sex trafficking, launches early next…