Gamasutra - Male Gaze and Video games
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July 2nd, 2012, 03:27
During my media studies at university some 14 years ago, we applied this concept of the "male gaze" to cinema via feminist theory - Laura Mulvey to be precise.
So for me, this comes as no surprise to see it being applied here; my only question is what took them so long to write such an article?
The most obvious example in recent times that I can think of where a game is obviously very consciously operating within this "male gaze" theory, is from several fetishistic tracking camera shots of Miranda's butt in Mass Effect 2. It lead to many quips I remember of Bioware really putting the Ass into mAss effect.
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