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Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

Jul 3, 2014

E3 has come and gone! Yay! We're getting a new Assassin's Creed game! Yay! You can't play a female character in multiplayer in it! Wait, what? This news has caused a flurry of discussions about women gamers, female & minority representation in gaming, and more. To sort through all these thorny issues, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has gathered together Geek Gaming Gurus Mark Finn, Tegan Hendricksonand newcomer to the RevNews, Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider! Listen in as they discuss Mark's disdain for twitch gamers stabbing each other in the head; the role of women in AC before now & Ubisoft's success in the past dealing with gender/racial issues; the perception of gaming as a "boy's club" & where this mistaken belief may have originated; Gary makes Tegan speak for her generation; Mark, Gary & Tegan's love for FemShep from Mass Effect; the role that we all need to play in these discussions, no matter our race or creed; Mark, Tegan and Scott's love of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag; and the importance of games in what they can do that other forms of entertainment can't.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc. A reminder about our feedback address: What's your cool 80's Hair Metal name?