New video in the “Tropes vs Women” series. Pretty much spot on, objective criticism with some positive examples included as well.
I’ve decided to reblog these from now on because this topic is important IMHO. Any game developer worth their salt is going to at least watch these. Anita’s criticisms can serve as a reality check for our games and help us to create better experiences.
It’s not so much effort to ensure your game passes the Bechdel test and doesn’t include any grossly oversexualized depictions of women or objectifies or fridges women, unless you’re making porn that is, in which case, why are you reading my blog :-p
Not much else to say about this one, it’s pretty clear what this is about. (it deals with horrible stuff as always)
Here’s an add-on video about the practice of holding out porn as a reward for buying downloadable content. (Congratulations, game industry, on reaching another low point.)