Podcast #11 – Trigger Warning!

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Today, we find a bunch of dudes talking about feminism in games…and in general! As per the title, some sensitive material (both relating to gender, race, and otherwise) gets talked about rather freely, so fair warning.

Topics range from Prey, Bioshock Infinite, Princess Peach, Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games, Anita Sarkeesian, God of War, Shadows of the Damned, Gears of War 2, F.E.A.R., ludo-narrative dissonance, Max Payne, Biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, gender politics, breastplates, Dante’s Inferno, Tomb Raider, RapeLay, and hentai (yes, hentai).

Podcast 11

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About Zachery Oliver

Zachery Oliver, MTS, is the lead writer for Theology Gaming, a blog focused on the integration of games and theological issues. He can be reached at viewtifulzfo at gmail dot com or on Theology Gaming’s Facebook Page.
  • Mikel Withers

    I am rather late to the party, but I wanted to add in my two cents worth.
    When you talked about the “woman in the fridge” trope, I had a distinct reaction to that. I am married to a strong-willed, educated, physically strong, far from helpless woman. …and having something terrible happen to her is still something that I dread. I don’t know the game-designer’s intent, but it would seem to me that tapping into that fundamental fear of losing someone that you hold dearest is a potent tool in an author’s belt. “If only I was there.” “If only I had done something else.” “If only we hadn’t fought over who’s turn it was to do the dishes.” and so forth.