the artistry and psychology of gaming


What Games Get the Girls?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

From a post she wrote towards the end of May 2011, Minnie takes a look at the features that make a game attractive to a girl, and what sort of games are good entry points into the fantastical world of video games. Just looking out for her male readers.

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The Evolution of FemShep

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 7 comments

This week, Minnie decided to take a closer look at a character she considers to be one of the best representations of women in the gaming world and explores the reasons for her resounding success and acclaim.

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Why Don’t Women Play Games?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 6 comments

This week is all about why games are less popular amongst women than men, looking at a range of factors from biological to sociological and everything in between.

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Made for Men, By Men

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

Taken from a post she originally wrote in the beginning of May 2011, Minnie offers you a less serious looks into the odd role of women in video games, starting with when she played Mass Effect 1 and had utterly no idea that there was even the option to be a women, coming to the sad realisation along the way that women always look weird in games and that she’s too vain to risk it and finally finishing with the desire to be a Crusader for female gamers everywhere!

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The Booth Babe

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 11 comments

This weeks topic is all about the booth babes that have become a staple of the gaming convention experience. Minnie explores the dichotomous nature of these women and discusses the ways in which we percieve them and the impact they have on the community and women in general.

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