notes on world of warcraft

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Kevin Phipps, Eric Bastine, Young Jun Yoon, Ilana Shapiro, Isaih Einzig, Philip Alley How does World of Warcraft require, invite, encourage, or allow its players to perform gender in virtual space? - In modern video games, there is an issue with feminine representation. Females are either hypersexualized or damsels-in-distress. By allowing players to “cross genders,” World of Warcraft solves the issue of equality vs. difference. o You can be either masculine or feminine with character customization. o Men and women have the same powers in the game: “The history is mainly a “his- story” dominated by male leaders, driven forward by the deeds of males in the shapes of princes, kings, warlords with very few female participants. However, the females who are present take on prominent roles as rulers and war heroines” (Corneliussen 69). o During the last decade, computer games have become increasingly dominated by female protagonists. This represents the filling of the gender gap. o World of Warcraft reflects the Parite movement insisting on the meaninglessness of gender. -
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