Sexism in games series debuts this week

MATT MAGUIRE
Last updated 05:00 06/03/2013
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The first episode of successfully Kickstarted video project Tropes vs. Women in Video Games will be released on March 8, creator Anita Sarkeesian has announced.

The 12 video series' aim is to explore the representation of women in video games, and last June it crushed its US$6000 Kickstarter goal, raising US$158,922 (NZ$192,130) from 6,968 backers.

"This video project will explore, analyse and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games," said Sarkeesian at the time.

"The series will highlight the larger recurring patterns and conventions used within the gaming industry rather than just focusing on the worst offenders."

The first video will focus on the trope of the damsel in distress, and will be available to watch on Sarkeesian's YouTube channel.

-Gameplanet

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