Babes: The Conventions of Gender

“Yeah, you know, I mean there’s, uh, there’s a big stigmata going around right now that, uh, or been forever that there’s not a lot of attractive women that play videogames,” says 2011 Eggies Winner, gracefully. “And, you know, there are. So I’ve been taking plenty of pictures just to prove that.” A noble mission, to be certain, but is it a cause truly worthy of being championed by Newegg’s Most Prolific Reviewer? (At last, an award that emphasizes quantity rather than quality; if only we honored the fecund in even more ways than with Eggies and culturally virulent pop phenomenons.)

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