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Punch-Out’s Little Mac is coming to Smash Bros.

February 13th, 2014 by


Today’s Nintendo Direct kicked off with a punch. It was like a kick-punch, though.

Little Mac, the undersized underdog from the Punch-Out series, was announced as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.

For people like me who grew up with 007 373 5963 deeply ingrained into our very being, this is terrific news. Seeing as my friends would only play Super Smash Bros. Brawl with Assist Trophies turned off, this makes him pretty much all new for me.

Crap... don't let Anita Sarkeesian see this screen.

Crap. Whatever you do, don’t let Anita Sarkeesian see this screen.

For those of you keeping score at home, this brings the current playable character count to 23, still a far cry from Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s 35 selectable characters. More names will be announced, surely, but Mega Man versus Little Mac is kind of a dream come true for me.

“The size of the fight in the dog” was kind of my mantra growing up.

Ms. Male – The Latest in Sarkeesian’s Tropes Videos

November 18th, 2013 by

Is it that time already? Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has just belted out the most recent in her ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games‘ series, this time detailing the “Ms. Male” trope: Female game characters defined primarily by their socially derivative contrast to pre-existing male counterparts. Enjoy!

Further Adventures In Video Game Tropes – Damsel In Distress Part 3

August 1st, 2013 by

Like clockwork, the third video in Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games series has arrived and it continues the exploration of the cliched ‘Damsel in Distress’ plotline mechanism, this time taking some time out to touch base on the rare ‘Dude in Distress’ switcheroo.

Tropes vs Women In Video Games – Damsel In Distress Pt. 2

May 28th, 2013 by

Continuing the exploration of the Damsel in Distress trope in video games, the ever-polarizing Anita Sarkeesian turns her eye this time to modern games to deliver further critical analysis on female representation in gaming. Catch the first episode, if you missed it, here.

Tropes vs. Woman In Video Games is a series of videos authored by Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency and funded through a massively successful Kickstarter campaign.

Anita Sarkeesian Delivers The First Episode Of ‘Tropes vs. Women In Video Games’

March 7th, 2013 by

Finally, the very first in a series of videos analyzing the tropes of women in games has arrived, putting the classic ‘Damsel in Distress’ under the microscope and exploring the abundant examples of how the trope is employed.

The long-awaited video was produced by Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency and funded through a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, much to the chagrin of butthurt dwellers worldwide.