Happy spring! It’s been a busy week over here in the FemHype corner. For those of you interested in emerging titles, we ran interviews covering Regicide and Aberford, two very different games with a shared initiative: teams working hard to diversify their games. Of course, we couldn’t let recent controversy regarding Pillars of Eternity go unchecked without offering up a new version of the so-called “joke” (read: blatant transmisogyny). Then it was off to a little Portal-folk tale mashup for funsies, followed by an analysis on the surge in time-gated content. We also turned back the clock and found a treasure trove of ‘90s gaming memorabilia in Japan. (I know. I’m jealous, too.)
Now that you’re all caught up, enjoy our weekly roundup of all things women and our supporters tearing it up on Twitter. And if you have your own thoughts about games? We’d love to hear from you!
— raghav raghaaav (@raghaaav) April 3, 2015
If you publish occasional list of "best women/diverse" whatever, but all your other lists are a bunch of white dudes: you're doing it wrong
— Bailey, but scarier (@the_author_) April 2, 2015
It's funny how Anita's "positive female char" video gets a fraction of views because gloobers can't make as much $$ hateresponding to them.
— Jon Erik Christian🔷 (@HonestlyJon) April 2, 2015
So now we have this roaming katamari ball of mra lolbertarian anti-feminist nerdragers who are just crashing into random geek culture things
— Nasty Spookdad (@SuperSpacedad) April 5, 2015
— Nasty Ashley Lynch (@ashleylynch) April 2, 2015
But I don't think it's problematic to have a vulnerable female protagonist. What's problematic is the expectation that male ones aren't.
— Allegra Clark 🎃 (@SimplyAllegra) April 1, 2015
lol at how in the year of our lord 2015 it's so taken for granted that women's spaces will include & centralize some men because… ???
— merritt k rool (@merrittk) April 1, 2015
.@stillgray I'm sick of these fake geek boys wearing their revealing shorts & t-shirts talking about games they don't know about. GAWD!
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) March 29, 2015
The designs for Shantae and the Pirate Curse have something in common, but I can't put finger on it. pic.twitter.com/q4891g8oNU
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) March 30, 2015
yo if you were in the crowd that was calling for a new Mass Effect 3 ending that thinks removing transphobic backer jokes is censorship: lol
— 💀da scare z0ne💀 (@UnburntWitch) March 31, 2015
Why does every single game have transphobia and transmisogyny in it. Why don't we just hire trans people to help write and edit them.
— die-la (@FourArmsDemon) March 29, 2015
"It's just a joke, stop trying to censor developers" say the people who were upset by a sockpuppet joke. pic.twitter.com/ACGcO3X5dF
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 29, 2015