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  • 1. Computer Games The Representation of Gender
  • 2. Introduction to Gaming <ul><li>Video games are big business </li></ul><ul><li>highly anticipated new games (blockbuster games) </li></ul><ul><li>often make more money than the latest Hollywood Blockbuster/High Concept film. </li></ul><ul><li>Gameplay is complex and is needing more and more sophisticated hardware. </li></ul>
  • 3. Platforms <ul><li>Games are available across a variety of platforms.. </li></ul><ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><li>WII </li></ul><ul><li>Xbox 360 ( with online facilities) </li></ul><ul><li>PS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo DS (portable gaming) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Internet (Role playing games etc…) </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Playing contemporary games is increasingly becoming nearer to full VR (virtual reality.) </li></ul><ul><li>With these games have come important media debates about the dangers of violence, online gaming and the ideologies encoded into these media texts. </li></ul>
  • 5. Generic Conventions <ul><li>Whether you play ‘ standalone’ games with one player or ‘ multiplayer’ games all games have similar elements- conventions… </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Watch the following extracts from computer games and create a poster of the generic conventions of games </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to include typical characters,settings, narrative, iconography, ideologies, Visual, auditory and technical codes. </li></ul>
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  • 7. Generic Conventions <ul><li>Call of Duty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhuIjNSg7Gg </li></ul><ul><li>Mario Cart: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHI0gRQ0LSI&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>LA Noire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYym1U226M </li></ul>
  • 8. The Representation of Gender in Computer Games <ul><li>Male dominated/ protagonists </li></ul><ul><li>Hero stereotype </li></ul><ul><li>Female characters usually in the narrative as helpers for the male characters </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes as the object for the quest/mission (Super Mario Brothers) </li></ul><ul><li>Tomb Raider introduced a popular female hero - although typically very voyeuristic (the male gaze) </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Street Fighter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cioVUgwHQSY </li></ul><ul><li>Assassins Creed: Revelations </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo6Q14vBB1c </li></ul><ul><li>Red Dead Redemption: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gBctl1h_2o </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDL_GcXoQIQ </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Women are often the love interest </li></ul><ul><li>Scantily clad </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbolic physiques of both genders </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting Hollywood representations… </li></ul><ul><li>Kick ass female stereotypes, damsel and more recently the hero </li></ul>
  • 11. The Kick Ass Female Stereotype in Games
  • 12. Analysis of gender in computer games <ul><li>Task: Complete a detailed analysis of the following extract </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko6RUeg6DjA </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Evil : Operation Racoon City </li></ul>

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