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For a research project at my school, I'll be looking into gender in video games. My professor has suggested that I look at a couple of games specifically. I'll be looking for how men and women are portrayed, what the differences are, what this conveys to the players, and other such things. I can elaborate if need be but you get the idea. Anyway, I would like to ask G&T which games would make for interesting research.
I've already been told to look at Beyond Good and Evil.
Another idea is to take games with boy and girl versions, see what changes are made. Such as one of the Harvest Moon games and its respective "For Girls" version.
So, what do you think? Know of any games that have something interesting to say about gender, the norms for men and women?