Time for another shout out for an article we thought was great / interesting. Maddy Myers over at The Boston Phoenix has written a great piece about the Gears of War universe and its lack of female characters. We recently covered this when we spotted a female character in the Gears of War 3 trailer, on looking into it via the GoW wiki, it seemed the character was Anya Stroud (they used a still from the trailer in her profile). Maddy Myers mentions Stroud and the comic character of Alex Brand, if you haven’t heard of the latter, that’s her in the image. The piece titled Gears of War 3: Adding a Female Character looks at female characters in the GoW universe and the issues there in, along with some ridiculous thoughts from Cliffy – I’m da man – B. Needless to say, because Maddy is a woman with an opinion about female characters in video games, she’s getting a fair bit of crap in the comments, a real shame. Well she’ll get no such thing here, she has some great points in her piece, it’s a shame they appear to have – yet again – been missed by many. Make sure you check it out.