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What are You Excited for in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out next week, and we’re super excited. Special edition preordered and on the way soon! We’ve been ready for this game since pretty much exactly the moment Dragon Age 2 ended, as it sets up a teaser/cliffhanger/hook so well that it made Inquisition look like a better and more interesting game than what we had just played!

So maybe some of the poll answers are a bit of a joke, but there’s some serious too… But definitely feel free to chime in in the comments as well!

Positive Female Video Game Characters

As I talked about before I think it is important to be critical of the media we consume because it can often point to a larger societal problem that needs to be addressed. While it is important to point out things that are problematic, it is also important to point out places where things have been done right and look at why they work.

I first learned this from a class I took in college, Feminist Introduction to the Bible. It could be easy to dismiss the story of the bible as a misogynistic book that looks more at men. Our professor talked to us about how it is important to examine where females are present in the Bible versus trying to point out where they are missing. Now obviously the Bible is a different than video games, but it is still important to note where and how female characters have been done right in media spaces to understand the importance of having characters that are similar.

This will mostly look at more recent video games because I think there has been some great examples of positive female characters in video games recently. Continue reading