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Pre-Release Mania

This past weekend I participated in the Dragons of Tarkir Pre-Release festivities at d201. That’s Magic: The Gathering, for the uninitiated…which is likely most of my readers. 462 more words


The Sims and Progressive Sexuality | The Artifice

The Sims and Progressive Sexuality | The Artifice.

I’ve always liked how The Sims has always allowed for different sexual orientations. It opened up the world of Sims to a whole new level of gameplay, and tolerance and allowance of these orientations in the original Sims game surpasses the majority of video games today. 143 more words


How A Teenage, Muslim, Pakistani-American Girl is Changing Comics Forever

If you haven’t been keeping up with your comics lately, in the last year Marvel Comics has rebooted its ‘Ms. Marvel’ series. What with Carol Danvers now taking on the role of Captain Marvel ( 174 more words


The Evolution of the Appearance of Lara Croft Over Time

Lara Croft is one of the most iconic video game figures of all time. Although originally created to be a subject of male gaze, as time has progressed and the number of pixels she’s composed of has increased, she has become a powerful icon for gaming women who want a strong, independent, female protagonist that they can actually play. 13 more words


The Lack of Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Where Are All of the Women, People of Colour, and the LGBTQA+ Characters?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the MCU) is one of the most highly grossing comic movie franchises of all time. However, despite the wonderful acting and writing, something is glaringly obvious: there are a lot of straight, white dudes. 36 more words


Sexism Over the Addition of Female Characters in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

It’s no surprise that the ‘Call of Duty’ franchise has acquired a lot of criticism in terms of sexism and prejudice against female gamers over the years. 104 more words