I was a Tomb Raider fundi as a kid, but I haven’t really played video games in over a decade. Turns out I’m out of touch with the latest in gaming universes.
The Feminist Frequency is an articulate webseries by Anita Sarkeesian that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. In particular, her ‘Women as Background Decoration’ episodes illustrate how many popular video games perpetuate and compound the commodification and instrumentalisation of women and their bodies.
I find her methodical analysis clear and refreshing. Tune in and have a listen for yourself.