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League of Legends features a lot of diversity among its male champions, but the female champions all feature a fairly uniform body type. That's something the developers at Riot Games are keen on changing. In response to a fan question at SDCC, producer Omar Kendall said that the company has been in...

July 25th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The portrayal of female characters is a popular topic on the League of Legends official forums. People are very enthusiastic about their opinions of the League's female champions, most of whom are drawn to emphasize their sex appeal. Rather than focus on that, though, I'd like to home in on whet...

July 12th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Citing the truly horrific recent success of Valentine's Day as an example, The Telegraph examined the effect that the popularity of video games is having on movies. As some studio executives see it, if more guys than ever have controllers in their hands, it doesn't leave much room for ticket stubs,...

February 23rd 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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A few readers sent us this post over at Border House that has laid bare (heh) the oft-mentioned differences in armor between the genders in World of Warcraft. While there are some exceptions, in most cases, the exact same set of armor (like this chestplate above) shows up as much more skimpy on fem...

December 6th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Looks like someone's gonna have to explain why there's a "no longer in a relationship" status update on her Facebook profile. Just ten or so days after Dell officially hooked up with its female counterpart Della, helping real womenfolk find computers that meet their recipe-finding, calorie-counting...

May 22nd 2009 at 10:29pm 0 Comments
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Reader Randy N. sent a link to these tile necklaces along to us, and they look awesome. They're made by a husband/wife team in New Mexico, and they're made from Scrabble tiles (the back apparently still has the letter on it) coated in a glassy glaze, with an assortment of colors and sayings. Very...

March 12th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to another edition of He Said/She Said where Amanda Dean and David Bowers take on some of the deepest gender issues in the World of Warcraft universe. This time we discuss the expectations of men and women in guilds and how WoW reflects the larger society. Amanda: I don't know how many times...

July 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Perhaps one of the biggest challenges of being a gamer girl is learning to deal with rampant sexism, without becoming defensive. Just like racism, sexism should not be tolerated, but how do you address it without making the problem worse? Smurphy from Burning Blade brought this up in the forums. Ne...

February 11th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments