Still a Man's Game: Gender Representation in Online Reviews of Video Games

  title={Still a Man's Game: Gender Representation in Online Reviews of Video Games},
  author={James D. Ivory},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={103 - 114}
  • James D. Ivory
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Art
  • Mass Communication and Society
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