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Tropes vs Women further examines misogynist decoration in games

In the second part of Anita Sarkeesian's examination of women as decoration in games, the Feminist Frequency founder examines games in which female characters exist purely as sexual objects to advance the plot. Brief scenes of sexual assault in Metro 2033 and BioShock, for example, offer no...

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Civilization dev launches Firaxicon fan conference

Following in the footsteps of Blizzard and Mojang comes Firaxicon, an upcoming conference dedicated to Civilization developer Firaxis Games. According to Eventbrite, fans attending Firaxicon will enjoy "unique Firaxicon swag," a tour of the Firaxis offices, a chance to meet the developers and an...

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Slowpoke used reggae music video, it's super effective

While it's not exactly Bob Marley strumming a guitar in the summer heat of Kingston, this Slowpoke music video is a solid representation of reggae ideals - assuming Pokemon lazily devouring their own bloated bodies in a psychedelic ouroboros of Pepto-Bismol-colored nightmares is a core tenet of...

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Voice of Mario meets Instagram in funny clips

Charles Martinet, best known as the voice of Mario, has joined Instagram. Of course, there are lots of people on Instagram, possibly even your dear ol' Granny. Of course, Granny probably isn't walking around with a bunch of Mario figurines and making silly videos (more power to her if she is,...

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No Minecon 2014, Mojang 'shooting' for spring 2015

Minecon will miss its annual appearance this year, Mojang COO Vu Bui announced on the company blog. Instead of crafting a 2014 iteration of its Minecraft-themed convention, the next Minecon will be tentatively be held in 2015. "While we don't have a set date for the next MINECON just yet, I...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup has one week til PAX Prime

PAX Prime is just around the corner. Heading to Seattle next weekend? Perhaps we'll see you on one of the many panels we'll be part of. Or maybe you can just bump into us on the floor. Either way, be sure to say hi. And if you're not going to PAX Prime, well, that's what the internet is for! And...

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Destiny takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Bungie donating store proceeds to ALSA

Here's something you don't see every day: a fictional character performing a meme to fight a real-world disease. Our little buddy Ghost from Destiny has been hard at work helping the Guardians protect the solar system, and as thanks for his efforts, the folks over at Bungie have made him a...

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Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover

Home again, home again – and then off to PAX Prime next week. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and...

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WRUP: Turn on the faucet

As we make our way to the tail end of August, it's almost time for the deluge of games to begin into the holiday season. Walking Dead finale, Destiny and Sims 4 are all launching in the coming weeks. Then things really get flowing! What's everyone playing this weekend? [Image: Shutterstock]...

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Joystiq Streams: Putting Madden 15 through its PS4 paces [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

There's a lush place where video games and football meet, and it's not just in EA and the NFL's island industry known as Madden NFL. In the heart of August, when the temperature and light start to drop, these pastimes begin their full bloom seasons. Today, we play Madden NFL 15 not just because...

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