Sunday, May 22, 2022

Gaming in the ’80s had shockingly few leading ladies

“Critical” Kate Wileart, final seen on Destructoid with a tribute to each comics legend Jack Kirby and Nintendo’s Kirby, is again with a a lot bigger scale undertaking. This time she’s celebrating National Woman’s Month with a YouTube collection known as Video Dames of the ’80s. Her plan is to catalog each named, playable lady character in video games all through the decade. After that, she might proceed on to the ’90s and past, making a veritable digital all-inclusive encyclopedia of girls of the medium. 
That could be fairly a problem, however in fact, it will even be a heck a enjoyable job if the cash was proper. Kate’s simply getting began although, so time will inform if persevering with the collection with 1000’s of future entries will find yourself being a prudent skilled enterprise. For now, her focus is simply on the ’80s, and a scant listing of 84 lady characters who have been each named and playable in video games all through that decade. Considering there have been 8000+ video games launched in that time-frame, that is an embarrassingly small quantity. 
The first full episode of the collection is tentatively scheduled to launch round Easter, an appropriately rabbit-themed vacation. Though Kate hasn’t introduced which character she’ll be profiling, my guess is it will likely be Billie Sue, the lead of Wabbit, which can have been the first residence console recreation to ever characteristic a girl lead. Incidentally, I’ve supplied up a $1000 reward associated to a sure search surrounding the character. Another prudent skilled enterprise? Probably not, however it will actually be one for the books. 

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