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Do Videogame Stereotypes Hurt Men? | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Oct 2, 2013

Are videogame stereotypes... hurting MEN?! There's been a lot of discussion about female portrayals in games (re: our last episode), but maybe we should be talking about dudes, too. Games continue the cultural narrative of big and strong men, "manning up" and being the hero. As you play, you kill hundreds or thousands of other men, without regard for the emotional toll on one's psyche. This pattern trains us to suppress emotion and sacrifice, and can even lead to male body issues (we can't all be Duke Nukem). So are videogames bad for guys? Watch the episode and find out!

Link:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...


Music:
"Passionate Video Game Hero" by Leokuon
https://soundcloud.com/leokuon/03-pas...
"3170 Lakes" by Chooga
http://music.tunguskagrooves.com/trac...
"Let's go back to the rock" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12313...
"Dreams Part 1- Fame" by StatueOfDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91993...
"Run" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/12586...
"Freedom Weekends" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/91994...
"Final Days" by StatueofDiveo
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/47546...
"KDR Assault" by Binarpilot
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/76140...
"Dangerous Groups" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/56137...
"Explore" by Outsider
http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/81864...


And thanks to Iain Andrews for the use of his photos in the background: http://enwandrews.tumblr.com/


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