Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right
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Women: Chell, GLaDOS, Portal, and how to do it right

[Warning: this post contains spoilers about Portal and Portal 2.] When Valve’s Portal came out, it was a revolution. A character and narrative driven puzzle game? No one had ever seen anything like it. Then came Portal 2, one of the most magnificently crafted, well written and intelligent games I have experienced. So much has been said about … Continue reading

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Women in video games: I want more

I am passionate about realistic and rounded portrayals of women in video games. I long for the day when this is the norm and not a feat to be celebrated. When female protagonists controlled by the player are not in the minority, and game developers are not driven by default to emphasise male protagonists to make games … Continue reading