Tagged: objectification

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Bondage Gear: For the Glory of Mankind!

Spoiler alert: This post contains some spoilers for Nier: Automata. I suggest playing through ending E before reading to avoid any spoilers. My partner, Alex, is home, and that means we can finally start chipping away at the ever-increasing backlog of...

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The “Sexy” Dilemma

In an interview published last week on Game Informer, Rhianna Pratchett, writer for the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider and the upcoming game Rise of the Tomb Raider, was questioned about how Lara Croft’s long history of overt over-sexualization and...

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In Defense of Polygon

When you think about what comprises a game review, what comes to mind? Certainly traditional review elements like a critique of the game’s mechanics, its fluidity, its narrative if that’s something that’s important to you, its graphics and sound, and...

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When the Innocuous Becomes Harmful

In my experience as a consumer of Japanese animation, I have found that most anime can be grouped into two overarching categories. The first are those that actively embrace fanservice or, in other words, scenes or even full sequences that...