The various forms of intellectual activity which...
Walter Pater Quotes
The various forms of intellectual activity which together make up the culture of an age, move for the most part from different starting-points, and by unconnected roads.
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Born: 4 Aug 1839
Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
The 'Western' is the only genre whose origins are almost identical with those of the cinema itself.
Games have a huge impact on our society because the media plays a role in helping to shape our attitudes. So it's not just fantasy.
Developers need to start moving away from the entitled macho-male power fantasy in their games. They need to recognize that there are wider stories that they can tell.
Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable.
The time for invisible boundaries that guard the 'purity' of gaming as a niche subculture is over. The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about.
Game creators aren't necessarily all sitting around twirling their nefarious-looking mustaches while consciously trying to figure out how to best misrepresent women as part of some grand conspiracy. Most probably just haven't given much thought to the underlying messages their games are sending.
We can be critical of the things that we love. That is possible.
The notion that gaming was not for women rippled out into society, until we heard it not just from the games industry, but from our families, teachers and friends. As a consequence, I, like many women, had a complicated, love-hate relationship with gaming culture.
There are people I've blocked for a long time who will still respond to every single person that replies positively to me on Twitter. I have quite a few cyber-stalkers like that.