In this two parter, Volcano Bakemeat Radio looks at playable female characters. We talk about why Fable 2 made Jessica cry, why a X-Com operative code-named Mama Bear might be Jeff’s favorite woman in video games, and why Paige still feels vaguely uncomfortable playing Skull Girls
This is part one of a two part episode. Join us next week for part 2 when Paige lazily puts up this same post for with different audio.
Note: In this episode we use the words “female” and “woman” pretty interchangeably. Although most people’s gender identity is the same as their physical sex and we’re used to using them like they’re the same, we know that’s not the case for everyone. Sorry.
Links and games mentioned in the show
Always Sometimes Monsters: Publisher Website, Steam
Overwatch: Character list, Website
Rust: Website, Reddit thread discussing the faction “The Communist Island of Lesbos” (misidentified in the episode as Lesbian Paradise Island)
Skullgirls: Steam, Character pages
Song of the Deep: Trailer, Website
The Hawkweye Initiative
Correction: Grant said Knights of the Old Republic 2 was a Bioware game. It is not. He realizes his error.