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Gamasutra Member Blogs: From Witcher 2's insidious sexism to a plea for apathy

In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as the insidious sexism of The Witcher 2, having more honest and productive online debates, and more.
[In highlights from Gamasutra's Member Blogs, our bloggers write about diverse topics, such as the insidious sexism of The Witcher 2, having more honest and productive online debates, and more.] Member Blogs can be maintained by any registered Gamasutra user, while invitation-only Expert Blogs -- also highlighted weekly -- are written by selected development professionals. We hope that our blog sections can provide useful and interesting viewpoints on our industry. For more information, check out the official posting guidelines. This Week's Standout Member Blogs Sorceresses gone wild: The insidious sexism of The Witcher 2 (Cody Steffen) The Witcher 2 is one of those frustrating works that's both quality and morally questionable. Cody Steffen argues that its sexist tone reveals itself over the course of the game, reaching its tipping point with one short, optional conversation. Saints Row the Third: The dystopian science fiction story you never knew (Ben Chapman) Ben Chapman says that despite being known more for its mastery of crude nonsense, Saints Row the Third delivers its plot through a remarkably unique angle and illustrates a dystopian nightmare where everything can be bought. An impassioned plea for apathy (Mitch Krpata) As long as online discussions of games are dominated by those who yell the loudest, it's going to be impossible for fans to engage in honest, productive debates. Mitch Krpata says it's time to step back, take a breath, and become better citizens. Stifling the medium (Alois Wittwer) In trying to pay homage to our favorite games by turning them into movies, Alois Wittwer asks, "What gets lost in translation?" Why good game writing isn't enough (Robert Bevill) Robert Bevill points out that while Xenoblade's story is well-written, it still doesn't engage him as much as a good TV series. Why is that?

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