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femfreq:

This is the third installment in our three part mini-series exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this episode we examine the rare Dude in Distress role reversal and then take a look at the use of “ironic sexism” in retro inspired indie and mobile games. We conclude with an investigation of some titles that attempt to subvert or deconstruct the traditional damsel narrative.

Watch The Damsel in Distress Part 1
Watch The Damsel in Distress Part 2

Links, resources and a full transcript is available at FeministFrequency.com

You can also watch and share the stand alone version of our “The Legend of the Last Princess" animation on YouTube.

Captions and Subtitles coming soon!

Great, another must-see for the responsible gamer!

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In the video game WATCH_DOGS, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system use data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems. Traffic jams, war against crime, power management…
This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. A huge amount of data is collected and managed every day in our modern cities, and those data are available for everybody.
Watch_Dogs WeareData is the first website to gather publicly available data about Paris, London and Berlin, in one location. Each of the three towns is recreated on a 3D map, allowing the user to discover the data that organizes and runs modern cities today, in real time. It also displays information about the inhabitants of these cities, via their social media activity.

Creepy as hell

In the video game WATCH_DOGS, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system use data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems. Traffic jams, war against crime, power management…

This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. A huge amount of data is collected and managed every day in our modern cities, and those data are available for everybody.

Watch_Dogs WeareData is the first website to gather publicly available data about Paris, London and Berlin, in one location. Each of the three towns is recreated on a 3D map, allowing the user to discover the data that organizes and runs modern cities today, in real time. It also displays information about the inhabitants of these cities, via their social media activity.

Creepy as hell

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pordondemeda:

thegameisalife:

EXP Restaurant, el restaurante de nuestros sueños existe.

(via apoteosicainefabilidad)

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nomellamesfriki:

Cómo elegir el videojuego perfecto

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femfreq:

Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself.  As a trope the Damsel in Distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own and must then be rescued by a male character, usually providing a core incentive or motivation for the protagonist’s quest.

ABOUT THE VIDEO SERIES
The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. This series will include critical analysis of many beloved games and characters, but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects.

For more examples of the Damsel in Distress see our Tumblr for this series: http://tropesversuswomen.tumblr.com

Visit http://www.feministfrequency.com for more information, videos and a full transcript.

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espantajo:

laissesaigner:

Si en el FarCry3 te descuidas, los tigres se pasan el juego por tí.

Que panzá a reir. xDDD

El que no jugó al Farcry 3. Ni puta gracia.

XDDD menos mal que no pillan Xp!

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it8bit:

Long Exposures of 80s Video Games

Created by Rosemarie Fiore

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it8bit:

Asteroids

Image by Nicholas R. Wilson 

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I’m recreating the game for one class :P Android platform

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