Happy Sunday, friends! We’ve got quite the haul for you today, so make sure you aren’t overencumbered. This was the week of E3 2015, which began with a discussion about a brief segment during the Fallout 4 reveal potentially being read as transphobic. LA Ryter brought us a detailed review of Dead Island, both on its positive and negative portrayals of diversity. Then Katie joined us with the loopholes she found in the cult classic Five Nights at Freddy’s. Megan E made her debut with her take on how Bethesda handled its presentation of Dishonored 2 in comparison to other companies at the conference this year. And to no one’s surprise, we rounded up all the favorite E3 games from both our amazing community and writing team. We also received a generous donation of The Secret World base game code, which we’re currently handing off as a freebie! So don’t forget to enter our giveaway. 🙏
Ready for all the tweets from the E3 2015 floor? Here’s what witty as all hell gamers were saying this week. Plus, we’re curating our second ever watch list for anyone interested in the latest indie games, development resources, and fun opportunities available in the industry right now!
I'm being put in face-to-face interviews with women devs more than I ever have at E3, and that's really nice. Let's hope it's a new normal.
— philko (@pkollar) June 17, 2015
women presenting video games on stage at e3… what's next… women being in the games… women in your area… women closing in…
— Leigh Alexander (@leighalexander) June 15, 2015
— Shareef Dont Like It (@ShareefJackson) June 16, 2015
Do any women work at Square Enix? You wouldn't know it based on their presentations. #E3
— The Skeleton Lord (@keightdee) June 16, 2015
Theres something entirely creepy about watching about of dudes talk about capturing a woman in painstaking detail. #SquareEnix
— Full Clark, No Stars (@justinofclark) June 16, 2015
I'm sick of watching cis dudes' "process" behind designing female characters I don't care just stop hire women #e32015
— Bijin Bob-Omb✨👻 (@PetiteMistress) June 16, 2015
“Hi I’m a woman here’s all the proof that I deserve to be on stage.”
— Tina Amini (@TinaAmini) June 15, 2015
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) June 18, 2015
Regardless of your feeling on @femfreq 's work, this feels so out of place at an event about celebrating our shared love of games.
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) June 18, 2015
I don't understand people following @femfreq just to hate on her. Get a hobby. Like video games or something.
— Stephanie (@SteffyMacD) June 18, 2015
— Sarah Nyberg (@srhbutts) June 19, 2015
It feels genuinely important for me to say:
Game devs that are creating female protagonists! I see you! I appreciate your work! Thank you.
— Ashly Burch (@ashly_burch) June 15, 2015
Female leads should not be seen as 'progressive'. Because we're half the population. And we have wonderful experiences & stories to share.
— Rhianimator (@rhipratchett) June 17, 2015
Hey, Ubisoft. You see what they have there as the lead? We call that a woman. #BE3
— Amarihell (@AmarielleEU) June 15, 2015
— Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd) June 15, 2015
Went on my Tumblr
Seems like Link in Zelda dress is pretty popular already pic.twitter.com/fLf1Ndm5CB
— Monstearl Mash (@ER_NoTR) June 17, 2015
I hate to say this but Chun-Li needs to calm her tits down. (Fire whomever put these jiggle physics in the game.) pic.twitter.com/lWOehfTVps
— doc 🎃 (@fightstreeter) June 16, 2015
dear capcom: breasts are not made of fluid. i have breasts and have touched many others. they arent sacks of water. thank.
— Lesbian Boar Pumpkin (@teeterpyg) June 17, 2015
Holy fuck Guerrilla Games. A female lead third person game in a mixture of fantasy & sci-fi PS4 exclusive? SOLD. pic.twitter.com/3hWjwCO0CN
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) June 16, 2015
just found out the white lead in horizon: zero dawn has dreadlocks I REFER YOU TO MY 'YOU COULD'VE JUST MADE HER BLACK' ARGUMENT FROM BEFORE
— Ashe Samuels (@Finickii) June 16, 2015
Todd Howard during Fallout 4: "Play as a female…"
Demon? Spirit? Animal? WHICH IS IT, TODD?
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) June 15, 2015
Would be super wonderful, if transgender people were not presented as jokes in video games, and from the recent Fallout 4 trailer.
— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) June 15, 2015
nintendo honestly what is this pic.twitter.com/CqKgcQyXT3
— chef boy yard tea🌐 (@stxrmfIy) June 14, 2015
Still want more? Here’s a list of all the newest indie projects and resources we’re really digging this past week. Keep an eye on these!
Are you a lady/POC/LGBTQIA+ friendly Let’s Player? ✌ We want to promote you! http://t.co/4oEELPg1ER 💕
— FemHype 🎃 (@FemHype) June 18, 2015
— Madame Boo-ry (@MadameBerry) June 10, 2015
Hey everyone! I made a new website: http://t.co/zeMexohnIz Sortinh.at has a little sister with a bigger focus 🙂
— 💀da scare z0ne💀 (@UnburntWitch) June 10, 2015
— GamingLooksGood (@GamingLooksGood) June 18, 2015
Hey you, yes you! Do you like talking about gaming, diversity, and other topics? Then we want you as a guest! firstname.lastname@example.org
— Fresh Out of Tokens (@OutOfTokensCast) June 14, 2015
— Eric Merz (@ErnstMOKKA) June 14, 2015
— Cecelia Isaac (@CeceliaIsaac) June 17, 2015
— ChicHuman (@TheChicMonster) June 16, 2015
— Beyond Eyes (@BeyondEyes_) June 15, 2015
— Across Women's Lives (@womenslives) June 15, 2015