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Utahns in video game industry discuss state of women in games, recent death threats

SALT LAKE CITY — Earlier this week, a female video game critic canceled an appearance at Utah State University after death threats were made against her and school officials said they would not be able to prohibit firearms in the venue during the speech. 84 more words

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Bayonetta 2: Too Sexy for Feminism?

     Creator of Feminist Frequency, Anita Sarkeesian posted on her Twitter account disdain over the recently released game Bayonetta 2, criticizing it as being oversexualized attended for male gamers. 613 more words

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Stop Making Me Talk About Anita Sarkeesian

Do you know why Rockstar adds so much controversial material in their “Grand Theft Auto” games? It’s because they know it will get people talking. See, Rockstar is smart and know they will get a lot of free press if they can manage to piss off as many people as possible. 407 more words

Video Games

I'm Taking It Back

With the whole GamerGate fiasco that’s been going down in recent months, the idea of “Gamers are dead” because everyone plays games now, whether it be on their phones on the subway, for hours on a PC, or anywhere in between, has come up. 796 more words

Design Blog

European Women in Games Conference 2014

The annual European Women in Games Conference 2014 took place on the 10th September in London.  Elaine spoke to an audience of fellow game developers and students about setting up her own business and the development of Simteractive’s first game.   65 more words

Startups

The #Gamergate Question

Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter  3,332 more words

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Women in Games

Matt Lees makes some really great observations about the way women are being treated in the gaming industry in this video.

The way that Anita Sarkeesian has been treated is absolutely intolerable and dreadful, and unfortunately, not uncommon. 147 more words