The second season of Tropes vs. Women In Video Games has launched its first video today, focuses on video game butts. More specifically: how video games go about emphasising the video game butts of female characters.
Interestingly, this episode is a little shorter than season one’s videos, but that’s all part of the plan, explains Anita Sarkeesian on the Tropes vs. Video Games Kickstarter page.
We plan on completing Tropes vs Women in Video Games within the year but it’s going to look a little bit different. Instead of incredibly long videos that focus on one trope and deconstruct hundreds of examples, we are going to break it down into smaller bite-size pieces. We’re going to publish shorter, more focused episodes, by taking the theories and concepts from the remaining tropes and presenting them in 5-10 minute long videos around a very focused topic.
I actually love the change. It allows Anita and the team to go a little more in-depth on specific issues. Seems like a great evolution of the show.
You can read a full transcript of the video here.