Whether hearty plumber, battleworn grunt or cutesey farmyard animal, the colourful stars of video games have become emblems of their respective eras. Mario, Sonic and their ilk are the De Niros and Bogarts of the gaming world, closer to the hearts of die-hard console-addicts than any Hollywood icon could be. With this in mind, and after much soul-searching, arguing and quiet contemplation, we have painstakingly assembled our list of the greatest gaming characters ever devised.
While gaming is sometimes seen as a traditionally male arena, these famous gaming girls are truly shattering that assumption. Girls who play video games often have a tough time in the gaming community. They're often subjected to threats and demeaning comments from male gamers, but that hasn't stopped these women from proudly showing off their skills online.
I've recently noticed my two daughters taking an interest in Minecraft, an imaginative video game in which players can build -- and take apart -- constructions out of three-dimensional cubes. It's kind of like Legos on steroids. At first, I was resistant to the idea of my young girls ages 7 and 11 playing video games.
Oddly, this statistic can have the exact opposite intended effect. Or that the apparent gender parity means there are no longer gender biases in game design. See how you compare with other gamers. Take a 5-minute survey and get your Gamer Motivation Profile.
Female game characters have come a long way since the days where Lara Croft and Princess Peach were the only ones flying the feminine flag, and the results are rather awe-inspiring. As developers and the industry as a whole finally realise that girls that play games aren't a myth, there's been a huge shift in female representation in games. Gone are the days where female characters are just glassy-eyed dolls, damsels in distress or mere extensions of the main character.
Cate Archer? Lara Croft? When it comes to characters and this applies both to males and femalesone has to ask: what makes a strong character?
It began in Augustwhen Internet trolls launched a series of harassment campaigns—including doxxing, hacking, and warnings of death and sexual violence on social media and IRL—targeting female video-game creators, players, and journalists. And that was probably the last major story anyone, outside of gamers, heard about women and gaming. What am I signing up for? In the U.
While reaping six-figure salaries from advert revenues, sponsorship deals and fan donations, the live-streamers repeatedly face vitriolic harassment from online trolls. The gamers earn by streaming themselves playing video games live from the comfort of their couches, but often the anonymous viewers comment with abusive remarks during the interactive game play. But there is also a more realistic fear from the male gamers.
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