Tag: feminism

Comparing Female Protagonists: Portal and Mirror’s Edge

Over at The Hathor Legacy, a blog about women and gender issues in media, Kris Ligman wrote a post comparing Portal (2007)and Mirror’s Edge (2008). I disagreed with most of it, and I will go through the main points. Ligman asserts that Mirror’s Edge was trying to copy Portal, and based upon superficial evidence, she draws comparisons between the two characters and the marketing of the…





Parkour and Gender

I’m still playing Mirror’s Edge. Free time has not been so readily available. Another reason for my slow progress is that I’m masochistically attempting to complete the game without firing a weapon. I also really suck at platformers, and a first-person platformer is even more difficult for me. Mirror’s Edge is not nearly as frustrating a platformer as Castlevania: The…





The Woman Effect

I wasn’t actually sure how to relate this year’s Blog Action Day topic to gaming in a way that didn’t belittle the topic’s seriousness or complexity. The topic is poverty. Poverty is such a huge, complex mess of inter-related issues. Gaming and entertainment seem trivial compared to very basic security needs such as food, shelter, freedom from violence, and access…





Discourse

I have learned a lot about the games industry and gaming culture from reading other videogame blogs, participating in videogame communities, and interacting with people through this blog. After looking back on old posts, it’s evident that my perspectives and opinions on some issues have changed and developed since I started writing here. I’ve always been vaguely aware of gender issues throughout my young adult…