Episode 49

Women in Games

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This week, our primary topic was Women in Video Games, inspired by the Tropes vs. Women video series and the recent Assassin's Creed controversy. We also talk about Watch Dogs (again), Lego Games, the Wolf Among Us, and Mirror's Edge. Plus reader mail!

We touch briefly on the YouTube show Extra Credits, which is available here: Extra Credits
Specifically, we talked about their Community Management episode but they also have an Online Harassment episode that's relevant to this episode's discussion.

Here's Anita Sarkeesian's video series, Tropes vs. Women. If you haven't checked this out, you really should. They take some time but they're worth it.

Some additional commentary about Rainbox Six's hostages, which really just makes it sound worse.

Megan wrote an article about the Assassin's Creed Unity controversy. Consider it your supplemental reading! Available here

Also, about half of gamers are women

If you have any question or comments or want to hear what we think about a particular game, please email us at podcast@bigbadaboomgames.com and we'll respond to them on the show!

On the show this week:
Ryan Cramer - That's right. He wants a pair of tabi.
Brent Phillips - Bargain Hunter Extraordinare
Adam Lindsley - Childhood denizen of the Mirror Universe
Megan Rugh - If you're too busy for Tomb Raider, you're too busy for podcasting

00:01:15 - Watch Dogs
00:07:55 - Steam Summer Sale
00:09:43 - Extra Credits (the YouTube show)
00:12:08 - Wolf Among Us
00:21:20 - Infamous Second Son
00:23:03 - Lego Games
00:28:16 - Destiny & PS4 Purchasing
00:29:50 - Shadowgate & Shadowgate 64
00:31:58 - Mirror's Edge
00:40:22 - Reader mail
00:48:10 - Women in Video Games

Music Credits:
Main theme by Brent Phillips