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Video Games

The Boob Jam

You may or may not be aware, but there is an amazing global game jam happening right now until September 28th. Founded by games writer Jenn Frank, the goal of Boob Jam is to create games about the titular (hee-hee) part of the female anatomy, from a non-sexual/non-straight-male-gaze perspective. Considering the amount of money and energy the mainstream video game industry pours into jiggle physics, etc. making games about the breast as a serious object seems like an idea whose…

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Adventures Video Games

WIGI and Pixelles Social

Man, I have been such a busy little butterfly the last couple of weeks, going to concerts, workshops, competitions, and this week I went to the very first social sponsored by the newly founded Montreal chapter of Women in Games International (WIGI). The event was actually co-sponsored by Pixelles, a local organization founded to help women who want to get into making games through workshops and mentorships. Since both organizations support causes I strongly believe in my attendance was basically…

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Geek Life

Proud to Be a Gamerwife

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about my experience as a female geek and shared stories of sexism and general assholery in geek culture. So of course, the video above for the Doubleclicks song “Nothing to Prove” hit a cord with me. Recognizing there’s a problem is the first step to fixing it, and I think songs and videos like this are another good step in the right direction. But, it’s also gotten me thinking about how I represent…

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Video Games

Games for Good: Get Water!

Before I take off for a weekend of PAX filled fun, I just wanted to take a second to tell you all about a very cool little iOS game that’s being released today called Get Water! Created by Montreal start up Decode Global, Get Water! is a touch based endless-runner style game all about a young Indian girl named Maya and the trials she has to face to get clean water for her family when all she really wants is…

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Video Games

Tropes Vs Women in Video Games Ep. 1

Anita Sarkeesian’s much ballyhooed Feminist Frequency has finally released its first Tropes Vs Women In Video Games video, and I have to say. It’s good stuff. Articulate, well researched and insanely informative, I’d consider it and the series in general, essential viewing for all video game fans. Feminist or otherwise.…

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