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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Gender-Swapping Gaming Icons

    Today, Marvel Comics announced that the newest incarnation of Thor is a woman. This has stirred up some discussion in the comic world, but could it have implications in other media? Whether this is an earnest effort to create a more compelling female hero or just a publicity stunt, it also raises questions... More
  • Blog Post: Link Is Not A Woman In Zelda On Wii U

    Update: In a recent interview, Aonuma said the Link featured in the trailer is not a woman, and that the comments he made about the character's identity weren't meant to be taken seriously. "It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying 'oh it's a female character'... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creator Originally Intended For "Steve" To Be Genderless

    Markus "Notch" Persson wrote up a blog recently about the issue of gender in Minecraft. Persson's original intention when designing the game was to have the player character be entirely genderless. He regrets adding a goatee to the character and the name Steve came from a joke response... More
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