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Latest episode of PBS' Game/Show discusses male stereotypes

The latest episode of PBS' weekly webseries Game/Show asks the question: Do video game stereotypes hurt men? Following a recent episode exploring sexism in gaming culture, host Jamin Warren returns to discuss growing body image issues and social expectations men face, as well as the ways video ga...

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Raven's Manveer Heir urges industry to address ethnic misrepresentation

If there's one thing that Commander Shepard, Nathan Drake, Agent 47, Marcus Fenix, and ... uhh ... Mega Man all have in common, it's not just that they're all video game characters -- they're also all white dudes. And Raven Software's Manveer Heir takes umbrage with that fact (and, more importantly...

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High Velocity Bowling DLC adds two (stereotypical) challengers

New High Velocity Bowling character DLC is bringing two new challengers to the alley for US$.99 cents apiece. Added today are Bruce 'Flyboy' Fitzpatrick, a "flamboyant flight attendant from New York" who has proven to have "fabulous ball control," and Carmen 'Sordida' Sanchez, a feisty Latina with...

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Game name stereotypes

The staff over at CMP Media had the gauntlet thrown down by Game Developer Magazine's Editor Jill Duffy to come up with the most stereotypical video game name. They touched their brains in the soft spots and came up with: Quaternion: The Beige-ning WWII: World War II Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's C...

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European game addiction clinic opens next month

Smith & Jones, addiction consultants, have latched on to a goldmine -- an obsessive type of behaviour that has few treatment options, save their soon-to-be-opened treatment centre in the Netherlands. The behaviour? Gaming, of course. Their target is the gamer stereotype -- a socially awkward ado...

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Fear of Girls

This short film by Ryan Wood, Fear of Girls, is a delightful portrait of two elite tabletop D&D players and their attitudes to the outside world. MMO players as well as D&D gamers may find echoes of themselves in the protagonists. Interestingly, the discussion about this film on Slashdot ins...

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