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Playing Dirty: Dracula wears eyeliner, part II

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: Last week we looked at the changing art style -- and heros -- of the Castlevania series. From manly to effeminate, they've run the range. But there's more to consider here than a pretty face. First...

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Playing Dirty: Dracula wears eyeliner

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: For Castlevania fans, it's hardly news that the series has undergone some serious shifts in art direction over the years. But with the recent release of the Castlevania retrospective art book -- a...

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Playing Dirty: Pretty Pretty Princess

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: I have made a grave mistake. Starting up a new game of Twilight Princess last week, I must have suffered a momentary lapse of sanity. I actually thought it would be a good idea -- just this once --...

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Playing Dirty: Women on the Wii

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: It's so easy, your girlfriend would play. Or your mother. Or your grandmother. Last week at the 2006 Montreal International Games Summit, Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo America --...

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Playing Dirty: That's so gay

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: Puppies are gay. Dancing is for homos. Even Link is a little queer. "Gay" has become a strange, strange word. From happy to homosexual to stupid, it can mean many different things. But there's no...

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Playing Dirty: Playing with ourselves

Every other week, Bonnie Ruberg contributes Playing Dirty, a column on sex and gender in video games: "God knows what he does with himself, all alone. He's weird. I mean, he won't hang out with other kids. Probably plays video games." Trapped in a barber's seat with my hair half cut, I'm listening...

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