Marginality, Misogyny and Videogames. This special issue both builds from and productively enriches a vibrant, growing body of contemporary scholarship that explores queerness, games, and play. While you play the nightclub kingpin's bodyguard and not Tony himself, it is pretty significant that the entire episode is named for him. Over that time, queer studies scholars have continued to grapple with the changing nature of politicized identity and its relationship to scholarly practice. Queerness can be a way to question what we know about games and the place of those who are marginalized within them. Henry Holt and Company, Inc. It also offers two side character who are bisexual.
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Orgasms, Heteronormativity, and Video Game Narrative. Wolf and Bernard Perron, eds. The field of game studies, too, with its canon of straight, white, cisgender men and its longstanding emphasis on supposedly apolitical formalism, has also been implicated in these systems of oppression Murray, ; Malkowski and Russworm, Other prominent works of Yang's include: This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat Historically, attempts to politicize game studies have been fraught with trouble. Even in celebrating the growing presence of queerness in games, it is important to attend to the fact that inclusion itself can be limiting.
Why should our queerness be subsumed into the capitalist machinery of making games and consuming them? Mae's friends include a gay couple and trans woman, while the themes of the game examine acceptance and repression of identity. The intersection between queerness and games is itself a nexus of systems and possibilities that are complicated and at times contradictory. Charming art and an abundance of dad jokes round out the playing experience. Archived from the original on 10 February The survey team reported that over people participated in the survey.