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Saturday, October 1 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Sex in Games: How to Do It with Confidence

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So, how *do* you, you know, *do* it? In-game sex has been at the heart of countless controversies over the years, from Hot Coffee, to hot Asari-on-Commander action, to sexualised protagonists like Bayonetta. Are games doomed to portray sex poorly? Will there ever be a Lady Chatterley's Lover or Story of O for videogames? Is Twine the only way forward? Most of these questions and more will be answered in this talk discussing how sexuality is portrayed in games, what lessons can be learned from existing titles, and what the next frontiers are.

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Katherine Cross

Katherine Cross is a gaming critic, sociologist, and feminist scholar who studies virtual worlds, particularly gender and the dynamics of online harassment. Her academic work has been published in Women's Studies Quarterly and in Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Games Studies... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Panels Room A