2014 seems to be the year of the growing discussion of women and misogyny in the Game Industry. And between the recent scandal and the continuing amount of hatred thrown at Anita Sarkessian and other personalities, it doesn’t look like things are quieting down anytime soon as many people felt that last week was one of the worse the Game Industry had in terms of these issues.
This gives me the opportunity to do another Game Industry myths post sooner rather than later, focusing on the myths surrounding some of these controversies.
Yet another quick conversation with Ken and I about the Summer sale season quickly escalated into one of the most tangent filled casts we’ve had. And if you’ve listened to previous casts, then you know that says a lot.
This week, Ken and I were joined by friend and programmer Will Luong to discuss several topics relating to how the game industry is shifting.
Last week the 2nd part of the kickstarted video series — Tropes vs Women was published examining the trope: damsels in distress. Produced by the owner of Feminist Frequency — Anita Sarkessian, the series’ goal is to critically examine the tropes and stereotypes used against women in video game culture.
With each new video, debate and tempers flare from people condemning and condoning her series. I’ve watched some of her videos on TV tropes, but it was this latest video that I have some objections with, not with her message but how she is conveying it.