The Sexism Debate in the Game Industry

My thoughts on the sexism in gaming debate.

The Touchy SubjectI firmly expect that this article is going to make at least one person angry, and I am OK with that. However, before you fly off the handle, dear reader, try to read the article through to the end with an open mind. There is no question that there could be better representation of characters in games, just as there is no question that equality is a worthy goal to strive for. However, the current climate of debate is inherently destructive. var adunit_index = 4000; if ((adunit_index != 1000 & adunit_index != 1001) || (adunit_index == 1000 && device_category != 'MOBILE') || (adunit_index == 1001 && device_category == 'MOBILE')) { if (active_ad_units_pw[adunit_index] != undefined) { console.log('Dyn Unit Legacy PW', active_ad_units_pw[adunit_index], adunit_index); googletag.cmd.push(function(){ var adunit_index = 4000; if (typeof(pubwise) != 'undefined' & pubwise.enabled === true) { console.log('Dyn PW');

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I am a life long gamer with a BA in Game Design from UAT. Aside from a passion for games, I truly believe in game design as a mode for enhancing business, education, production, and other systems through the use of the systemic design and analytical tools in the game designer's toolbox.

Published Jun. 14th 2013
  • Jennifer Amlie
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    Great article and I agree with you. Since the Tropes vs Women in Video Games video was released, I've been trying to find articles that really examine and critique it. It seems most of the gaming press only focuses on the troll comments or the radical feminist viewpoints. It's nice to read an article that is balanced and insightful.

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