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Pixelthreads: How Inconsistent, Sexist Fashion Hurts Worldbuilding in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The dreaded malady "Hot Boob Disease" claims another victim.

I recently finished up the sprawling fantasy RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and what struck me most about the game is how odd its clothing is. It's a perfect example of why fashion is so important when trying to create a believable fictional world.

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Pixelthreads: 7 Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Looks & the Video Games They Belong In

Fashion month is (still) in full swing, this time forecasting what the trends will be this fall and winter. The relaxed look is in in a big way, and the runway is full of looks that are the opposite of body con, with lots of wide-legged pants and voluminous coats to keep us warm. Fur (faux or real) also seems to be a big trend, and the bigger the fur accent, the better. Flat shoes are still on trend on the runways, though for fall, of course, they're mostly knee-high boots.

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Pixelthreads: What’s the Deal With Final Fantasy and Louis Vuitton?

I was in for a bit of a shock when I opened my February 2016 issue of Elle magazine this month. I flipped through the first few pages, which are always ads, right to a picture of a familiar face: stoic, pink haired, hand shot out decisively with small black clutch hanging off her fingertips. She was wearing a candy pink biker jacket, but this was no ordinary model.

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Pixelthreads: Fashion and Futurism, a Look at Sci-Fi Game Fashion

I’ve had the future on my mind a lot these days, and not just in terms of what it will bring to me personally. Because I’m me, I think about what we might be wearing in the near and far future, what technological developments will happen, what trends we’ll latch onto. What trends hypothetical aliens would love? This is in part because I’ve been playing a lot of sci-fi games lately, although I probably would anyway because I’m weird like that.

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Pixelthreads: Final Fantasy X-2 Brings Mechanics and Meaning to Fashion

A look at FFX-2’s dressphere system and why it might be one of the best uses of fashion in a video game.

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Pixelthreads: Reclaiming the Dress-Up Game

4 games that explore the potential of the dress-up game.

There are lots of indie game makers, artists, and developers out there exploring what can be done with the dress-up game. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Pixelthreads: The Digital Wardrobes of E3’s New Games

This year’s E3 has just passed, and that means tons of new game trailers, some previously announced, but many others not, were shown. And that also means (for me, anyway), tons more costumes to ogle/side-eye at. Here are some of the games, and their clothes, that caught my eye this year, and exactly what I think about them based on the small glimpses that we get to see in trailers.

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Pixelthreads: Video Games’ Undies Problem

It's probably not what you think.

Underwear in video games quite often confuses and baffles me, when they bother to acknowledge that women wear it at all. But this piece isn't about whether or not it's sexist to only show women characters in games in their underwear (because I hope the answer is obvious). This piece is about how a male dominated industry often doesn't understand how underwear works.

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Pixelthreads: Dragon Age: Inquisition and the Politics of Dress

Ew, those beige pajamas.

As much as it's a game about ancient evils and holes in the sky and saving the world, Dragon Age: Inquisition is about politics - and in the game of politics, what you wear and when is as important as with whom you choose to ally yourself.

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