dude with a gun” (Chriskohler). The developers try shutting down all
complaints with the protest that the “average” gamer won’t try to go for the interesting, unique
cover, but for what is familiar to the point of over use, all because it’s a woman.
Of course, for most instances of sexism in video games, developers usually have a
smooth excuse for explaining away their troublesome portrayal of women. In the most recent
addition of Super Smash Bros, this very problem crops up with what normally should have been
one of the most positive influences of females in video games. Samus Aran, protagonist of the
Metroid Prime series, was a revolutionist in the battle for women’s representation in video
games. Players were shocked when the bounty hunter, beneath the heavy armor that concealed
her identity in earlier games, was revealed to be female in the original release of the series. Since
then she has appeared in many more Metroid Prime games, and has joined several other famous
Nintendo characters as fighters in the brawl game Super Smash Bros. At first, she appeared in
her full armor, but in the most recent game, she appears not only in her armor, but in her skin-
tight Zero-suit as well. This outfit is supposed to be her under armor, which would be
understandable by itself, but the designer also gave her a pair of 4 inch high heeled “rocket
boots” along with the skin tight clothes. Obviously that didn’t go over without comment from
some of the feminist gamers.
Anita Sarkeesian, feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker, was once sent into hiding by a death threat because of her views on women in video games. She created videos called Tropes vs. Women. In her videos, she explains how women are portrayed in video games. She says in one of her videos that most damsel in distress based games follow the Subject-Object Dichotomy. Saying that the subject, or main character that is usually a male, must find the object, or the girl. A great example of…
Video games help children excel in today 's world. Children are introduced to technology at a young age; whether that technology is a full sized computer or Leapfrog, a child has interacted with it. Leapfrog is a great introduction for adolescents, it teaches kids the bare necessities that are needed when they start school (basic math and English). Technology is always changing, there is always something new out to help children progress further. Playing video games is a great way to improve an…
would tell me after he was finished.
My feet would dig into the old leather clad cushions as I kneaded the dough around. The sticky mixture clinging more and more to as my small hands. I would rub them together and watched the dough curl up and fall off. Dad would add more flour. This was a repeated cycle. While I played with the dough, dad would be peel the potatoes and add more flour when needed. By the time the dough was ready the potatoes were already in the pot boiling. Dad would give it…
add to the Wii U that beats the original Wii. The controller Nintendo provides for the Wii U is actually a small and thin TV with small buttons around it. With the new controller people wouldn’t need to use a TV, because people could play their game on the controller. The Wii U has two different versions which are the deluxe and the original. The deluxe version of the Wii U has more disc storage, and a slightly better processor than the original Wii U. The Wii U is about the size of a disc…