As the video game culture continues to mature, so has the images of women. Although there is still a lot of work to do as far as the portrayal of women in video games, some developers have been creating characters that are more complex than the princesses and near nude, mega-boobed fighters we've been accustomed to seeing. 

Take for instance, Lara Croft. For over a decade, she's been mostly known for her tight clothing and prominent bust. Her abilities as an adventurer has always taken a back seat until this year's Tomb Raider reboot/prequel. Sofia Hendrick of Gears of War: Judgement isn't the stereotypical heroine fighting enemies in metal underwear. She's just as capable as any soldier in her fight against the Locust army.  It looks as if 2013 will be the year to mark a step forward in the movement to create better female characters. To celebrate, we've decided to highlight the virtual women who will be making noise this year with their wits instead of their bodies. 

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