Silicon Symphonies

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Music, as they say, is food for the soul. Or is that KFC? I’m a vegetarian, so I hope it’s the former. I once tried to see how many Bargain Buckets I could feed my friend Damian before he exploded. That was good for my soul, I must say.

Seems random, I know, but search for "Curse of the Colonel" for many laughs.

Seems random, I know, but search for “Curse of the Colonel” for many laughs.

I digress.

Music is a big part of games. It can make or break them, really. Just play Streets of Rage 3 if you have any doubt. So I’ve decided to list my top five (uh, maybe six or seven)¬†“Best Game Songs”. Very creative name for the list, I know. I might rechristen it as I go.

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The Ugly Bug Ball

We like to think that in these modern times we’ve come a long way and that sexism is a thing of the past, but in truth we’re still very much entrenched in male chauvinist dogma. The entertainment industry is a man’s world, and most comics, cartoons or movies will have a female lead only if she’s a size nothing and¬†excuses can be made to get her to flash her tits or strut around naked.

HOW DOES THIS COSTUME EVEN STAY ON!?

But, as Burl Ives reminds us through the power of song; beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So what about those leading ladies that are a little bit unconventional? Aren’t they deserving of the same praise as your Spider Womans and Emma Frosts? Join me as I take a look at my top five female characters that I think are just as worthy of your attention, but don’t need to dress like a whore to get it.

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