the artistry and psychology of gaming


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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Worthy Women

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 5 comments

This week Minnie gives you a short run down of who, in her opinion (and the opinion of many a female netizen), are some of the best female characters in the gaming world and why.

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Attracting Women

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 9 comments

This week Minnie takes a look at the key factors that appeal to girls by looking at a highly popular game, Dragon Age, and also discusses the steps developers can take to improve the standing of their game amongst women.

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