It’s long been thought that the portrayals of people we see in the media have an impact on how we feel about our own bodies. Stick-thin models in magazines, beautiful … Continue Reading Sexualised characters: holding up a mirror to culture
At the last London Gaming Market in July, I managed to pick up copies of Syberia and Syberia II for my PlayStation 2. The first game in the series is … Continue Reading The folly of Kate Walker
Following Kim’s post on wonderful women in video games, I came to realise that I’m always more likely to choose a female character. I put this down to male leads … Continue Reading Choosing sides: playing characters of the opposite sex
Video games do not stop boys making friends – but girls who play struggle to make pals. That’s the headline from an article from a month or so ago. It … Continue Reading What came first: the female gamer or the problem?
In March, Matt from Normal Happenings tagged Later Levels in one of his Daily Inkling posts. The series provides inspiration for bloggers to use as literary clay for moulding into … Continue Reading <em>Later Levels:</em> one big oxymoron
My first time at the Insomnia Gaming Festival was I61 in August 2017. My stepson had an excellent time as he had the chance to see one of his favourite … Continue Reading Insomnia: male and pale
Every so often a news story crops up that keeps running and running, getting worse with every twist and turn revealed through gaming journalism websites. Unfortunately we’ve already had our … Continue Reading Ellie, <em>Overwatch</em> and the need to stick together