Tag Archives: Gender

No Homodachi

A lot has already been written about Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life controversy, and honestly I kind of wondered if there was any need for me to say anything when there are already so many well-written responses (like Samantha Allen’s, which pulls no punches … Continue reading

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Super Princess Peach

I’ve been wondering about how Princess Peach is regarded in different countries, and how much of that possible difference is due to Super Mario Bros 2. Growing up, I didn’t know a single kid who ever played that game as … Continue reading

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Jade Cocoon – A Pokemon-Knockoff of the Oppressed?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Once upon a time God, in the form of a great tree, created a vast forest and gave birth to divine beings to help him populate it with creatures. The divine beings … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VI Recast – A Video Games of the Oppressed exclusive romhack

After my first investigation of romhacks, I was interested in diving in and actually trying to make one. Inspired by the recent surge in gender-swap hacks to promote positive female roles in video games, I considered doing something along those … Continue reading

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Benthic Love – An Anglerfish Dating Sim

This weekend was the Pulse Pounding Heart Stopping Dating Sim Jam. I decided to participate, despite having no coding ability whatsoever and having played no romance games that I can think of that didn’t primarily involve farming, robots or farming … Continue reading

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Folk-roms and Art-hacks

I am fascinated by rom hacks. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a rom refers to a copy of a video game that can be played through an emulator (a program which basically acts like a video game … Continue reading

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Two Games that Subvert the Damsel in Distress Trope

Earlier this month Anita Sarkeesian released the first installment of her 12-part series “Tropes vs Women in Video Games”. Six months ago she ran a successful kickstarter to fund it, despite the constant threats and harassment from angry, angry nerds. Since … Continue reading

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