Video game site 1up.com has reinvented itself with a series of “Cover Stories” where they have a set topic or theme and put out a series of articles on the subject over the course of the week. This week’s subject is Gender, Sexuality and Video Games. After one day there are already a handful of articles that are absolutely worth reading, especially given the sort of stuff tumblr’s into. Jeremy Parish’s introduction provides the mission statement of the theme, and his Op-Ed on the difference between male and female heroes is a great pre-emptive strike against the argument of misandry being an equal to mysogany in games.
As much as I wanna dive into the issues I’m not going to do as well as they are so far so GO READ IT YOU CRUMBUMS.
ADDENDUM: The comments on the articles haven’t been nearly as bad as I expected but it might be worth remembering what they say about reading the bottom half of the internet.