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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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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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Stereotypes: Not Just for Ladies

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 12 comments

This week, Minnie takes a look at the wider societal issues of stereotypes, of women and of men, and how these inadvertently spill over into our video games.

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Women and Mass Effect

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 12 comments

This week, Minnie takes a deeper look at the critically acclaimed Mass Effect to explore and discuss the ways in which it portrays women, both positively and negatively.

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The Sims

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 8 comments

This week, Minnie takes a look at how and why The Sims has dominated the PC gaming market, and more specifically why it is so popular amongst women.

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