With the help of the lovely Professor Irene Chien, who teaches about Video games at Muhlenberg College, I have been given a list of academic literature to consider for this topic-- most of which can be found in PDF form online.
Obviously you don't have to read these and I will most likely be posting relevant sections here but in case you do get interested and want further reading, here's a list!
1. Playing at Being by Bob Rehak
2. Race in/for cyberspace: Identity tourism and racial passing on the internet by Lisa Nakamura
3. Lara Croft: Feminist icon or Cyberbimbo? by Helen W. Kennedy
4. Does Lara Croft wear fake polygons? Gender and gender-role subversion in computer adventure games by Anne-Marie Schleiner
(Pay fee to view)
5. Complete Freedom of Movement: Videogames as gendered play spaces by Henry Jenkins
1. Ada Journal of Gender New Media and Technology
2. Critical Distance
1. Anita Sarkeesian Youtube Channel
NOTE: some resources may be controversial but if we only looked at half the picture are we really getting a full picture? Besides, controversy causes questions to be asked. So deal. Cause I don't want to hear it.
2. The Virtual Census: Representations of gender, race and age in video games
(note that this list will change and update A LOT as I figure out exactly what I am doing.
Tomb Raider (though my focus will be First Person Games)
The Last of Us
(same withis this one)
Do not turn off the power while your progress is saving.LEX saved the Game