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.
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 »
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 »
Last year, I was lucky enough to be a call-in guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU out of DC, talking about diversity in games. Yesterday, I got to do it again, but since it’s summer, I was able … Read More »
In the wake of E32015, it has become apparent to me–even moreso than it already was–that one of the fundamental shortcomings of the game industry lies in diversity and diversification. Yes, this means the inclusion of women and POC in … Read More »
Sometimes, after a lot of yelling, typing, hand-waving, and crying, sometimes the powers-that-be actually listen. Even more rarely, they listen and then act. And when that happens, it becomes clear that speaking out and speaking up really do matter. That … Read More »
My TLF review of Anita Sarkeesian’s second video in the Positive Female Characters in Video Games series (on Jade from Beyond Good & Evil). A lot of my frustrations with this episode are less to do with the specifics about … Read More »