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Checkpoint Intimates is a weekly podcast where two members of the team go one-on-one on a topic that they both feel strongly about, talking in a more deeper and, yes, intimate context.

This week, Cam and Rachel are on board to talk all about the female avatar in video games. Women have often been represented in strange ways in video game history, but some developers definitely do get it right. Battlefield V recently revealed that it would have a major female character take part in the campaign, which made us think about other examples.

How are they normally designed? Some games represent women accurately, such as Bloodborne, The Division and Fortnite, but some games get it wrong too. Female avatars have been sexualised in the past, causing issues and aggression from strangers in online video game spaces. How do you feel about female avatars in video games?

For all the latest updates as always, head to our official website at checkpointgaming.net.

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About the author: Luke


Luke is the producer of Checkpoint and also co-host of The Brekkie Bears. He spends his time playing video games, binge-watching TV and hanging out with his German Shepherd, Ziggy and Bernese Mountain Dog, Pandora. They would play video games if their paws could hold controllers.


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