BioWare writer stands up for inclusivity in games, tells entitled straight male gamer his privilege is showing.

Here is a great bit of news on the gaming front. Recently, BioWare released their newest role-playing game, Dragon Age II. In it, you have five companions your protagonist (who can be male or female and any race) can start a relationship with: one is chaste and available only to women protagonists (!), and the […]

The Women of Metal Gear Solid (Part 3)

A prequel to the entire Metal Gear storyline, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) has us following Solid Snake’s father, Naked Snake, on a critical mission he takes part in during the 1960s. The game features three female characters, all of whom serve consistently important functions and are never at any point reduced to […]

The Women of Metal Gear Solid (Part 2)

In our second installment of this four-part series on the Metal Gear Solid video game series, I’ll be taking a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001). The bulk of the game has you playing as the young special operative Raiden, who […]

The Women of Metal Gear Solid (Part 1)

The Metal Gear Solid franchise is an odd beast. Written and produced in Japan, and primarily penned by now-middle-aged (and male) game director Hideo Kojima, they are to the world of “men’s own” action adventure what the spaghetti westerns were to the western genre: they are more “action story” than action stories, and yet at […]