I did a write-up on Elegy for a Dead World from Dijoban Games over on TLF, including some of my students’ responses to it (I used it in class).
It’s Banned Books Week! This post has nothing obvious to do with games, but it is in the spirit of that whole ethics-in… thing–censorship! I’m including (after the cut below) a list of the banned or challenged books on the … Read More »
So among the million other things I’ve been trying to do recently, playing through Bastion is one of them. It’s slow going, mostly because I only have so many hours in the day. I don’t expect this will be a … Read More »
For something a bit more lighthearted, my most recent As-I-Play Borderlands 2 post over on TLF.
Most gamers are more than familiar with the concept of DLC, or Down-Loadable Content. DLC is a thing that more and more games have, sometimes in the form of “add-on” content such as new weapon sets, alternate clothing sets, or … Read More »
The final post of my As-I-Play of Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone up over on TLF. I have, since then, replayed most of the game, and let me tell you, that ending really changes the way you see some of … Read More »
Last week, Anita Sarkeesian released her seventh episode in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series on “Women as Reward.” I reviewed it over on TLF.
A few days back, Brianna Wu and Ellen McGrody published a piece on The Mary Sue which argues that Samus Aran is a trans woman, and it has since spawned any number of rants, thinkpieces, and toxic screeds which either … Read More »
Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything except links to posts over on The Learned Fangirl. I’m sorry. This semester is kicking my butt and it’s only week three. That said, here’s installment ten on my playthrough of Borderlands 2. … Read More »
Another installment of my first play-through of Inquisition is up on TLF. By now, of course, I’ve played it again (once fully, once partially), once as a Qunari mage (male) and again – this last time – as a Dalish … Read More »
So WordPress has been giving me headaches, as those of you who may have been watching this blog spastically change style, theme, and plugins over the last week (gee, thanks UR WordPress people – I especially love losing ShareThis). The … Read More »
It’s 2015. Two years ago, Chris Ferguson spearheaded a movement among game developers and academics calling for the APA (that’s the American Psychological Association) to review its statement (from 2000) that violent videogames were a cause of increased aggression in … Read More »
First, I apologize for having been largely AWOL the past several weeks. It will continue into August a bit as the university gears up for a new semester and I have a complete absence of time to devote to anything … Read More »
Yet another post in my As-I-Play Borderlands 2 series is live over on TLF. In only vaguely related news, I need more short games to play… Everything on the docket from here out is pretty massive, and I have so … Read More »
Many years ago, thatgamecompany released a game called Flower, in which the player plays… a flower. Their first game, FlOw, was available free on the web (and still is, here), although when they were picked up by PlayStation, they added … Read More »