Women Gamers Update: Where you can see Rachel Lara and Elizabeth Bolinger

September's "Women Gamers Week" feature proved a popular one within this space. The ten-article series gained over 111,000 views for the week ending September 24, 2011.

On Thursday, January 13 two of the featured gamers appeared in mainstream press materials just hours apart. Here's what is going on and where you can see them.

Rachel Lara

The most viewed article in the Women Gamers series, Rachel Lara continues to keep busy. The Killer Holiday star's character in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has been revealed in both the recent Spec Ops game trailer and just-released character art from Capcom.

The official Capcom press materials describe Lara's character as follows:

Marissa ‘Tweed’ Ronson has a quick tongue and a ready fuse. Originally working for the British Secret Service, she disappeared after a bomb removal operation left her scarred. Hand-picked by the government, Tweed became part of Echo Six because of her unparalleled expertise in demolitions.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is slated for a March 20 release. You can view the Spec Ops trailer featuring Rachel here and read Rachel's original Women Gamers Week feature by clicking here.

Elizabeth Bolinger

The Ottumwa, IA native stated in her September feature that she hoped to use her appearance in the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2011 to inspire others. After setting several more dancing game world record scores, Bolinger managed to inspire Guinness instead.

Page 91 of the new Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2012 book features Liz in a photo segment as the "Most Proflific Dancing Game High Scorer" and was flown out to California on Monday, January 9 for an official Guinness photoshoot and media interviews.

A photo from the shoot was released in press materials by Guinness World Records along with a feature story.

The Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2012 book can be found for $14.99 at all major booksellers. You can view Liz's official Guinness story here and read her original Women Gamers Week feature by clicking here.

Be sure to check out the slideshow to the left to see the official press photos featuring both gamers and congrats to Rachel and Liz for their continued success.

All the Women Gamers Week features were given a permanent home at PatrickScottPatterson.com/Women and some also appear beneath this article.


The author of this article can be reached at PatrickScottPatterson.com and on Twitter @OriginalPSP.

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Patrick Scott Patterson (Scott or his gaming handle "OriginalPSP") has been gaming since 1981. A multiple-time video game world record holder as recognized by three organizations, Scott aims to help promote the fun and positive side of both past and present video game culture through this...

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