It goes without mentioning that I am not pleased with the treatment of Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron. That said, I decided to take a break from the gender issues in the movie (which the ever excellent Amanda Wallace covered for us) and take a look at an even bigger problem in AoU: the Tony Stark/Iron Man problem.
Hopefully you’re already familiar with Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday of May when local comic shops give out thousands of free comic books in the hopes of getting more people interested in the hobby.
Since there are 51 total titles being given out for FCBD, there are going to be books for every member of the family. Here are our suggestions, broken down by age/interest. Remember, if you have your heart set on a book you think will be popular this year (Hint: Secret Wars, Divergence, Avengers) you might want to show up early just in case. Continue Reading
Every since WeLoveFine came out with Ghostbuster’s rompers, they’ve been my go-to online clothing store for geek madness. This week, they continue to impress by launching pre-orders for their Age of Fashion collection, which is clothing based off the Avengers.
They’ve got women of all shapes and sizes dressed as Hawkeye, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America and Loki. When I go and watch Age of Ultron this weekend, I know that I’m going to be wishing for an all-female cast the whole time. Continue Reading
When I told Tim and Seth (from Acagameia) that I wanted to talk about reproduction in video games for our Women’s Month podcasts*, both were at a brief loss. Reproduction in all its gross glory is not something that many people think about when they think of video games. Still, we all dove deep. At thirty minutes, the result can’t quite be considered “bite-sized” but we hope you enjoy it all the same.
Some highlights include:
- A discussion of birth control in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age Series
- Breeding mechanics in games like Crusader Kings II and Massive Chalice
- Mothers as horror figures in games like Parasite Eve and The Binding of Isaac
- Everyone trying to talk about reproduction around without using embarrassing words like “orgasm”
We hope you enjoy this labor of love (ha!) and join us next week as we talk about women to support on Patreon.
*It’s important to remember that reproduction is an important issue to many women, but it’s not part of all self-identifying women’s experiences
Earlier this week Nintendo invited Playboy Playmates Amelia Talon and Pamela Horton to play the upcoming third-person shooter game, Splatoon. Five months ago Nintendo teamed up with Playmate Pamela Horton for a nude Bayonetta Playboy spread. We can sit around and wonder why Nintendo keeps teaming up with the Playboy Playmates, or we can embrace this new partnership with wild speculation. So let’s take a look at three more potential projects for the pair. Note: Many images nudge the NSFW line.
In honor of March being National Women’s Month, we are releasing a series of short podcasts, “waffle bites” if you will, to celebrate women in gaming. For our first Waffle Bite, we explore female characters that have personally made an impact on us.