Depictions of Female Protagonists in Digital Games: A Narrative Analysis of 2013 DICE Award-Winning Digital Games

@article{Perreault2018DepictionsOF,
  title={Depictions of Female Protagonists in Digital Games: A Narrative Analysis of 2013 DICE Award-Winning Digital Games},
  author={Mildred F. Perreault and Gregory P. Perreault and Joy Jenkins and Ariel Morrison},
  journal={Games and Culture},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={843 - 860}
}
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