So a few weeks back, the University’s PR firm inquired about taking a post from this blog and pushing it out – with minor modifications – to the world at large. This was, first and foremost, a minor source of … Read More »
So I recently returned from the National Women’s Studies Association conference where I moderated a fantastic panel on gender in games – looking at perceptions of players, perceptions of developers, journalism media, and pedagogy through a feminist lens. It was … Read More »
In the midst of all the craziness this year so far, I did manage to play Monument Valley (on a plane coming back from San Diego), and I loved it, so I wrote up a review for TLF.
Due to having some surprise extra playtime this week, I’ve got two Borderlands 2 posts up on TLF. Parts Four and Five.
One of the big developments this week in GamerGate is that the world – as opposed to the internet – has taken notice. The “movement,” such as it is, has come into the public eye. Pieces have appeared in Rolling … Read More »
I have learned a lot about privilege since the beginning of the Gate-that-shall-not-be-named. I have learned how privileged I am. I have also learned how privileged I am not. It is the second of these that was most surprising, and … Read More »
So I know I’ve mentioned this on here before, but one of the things I hate the most about the whole G****G*** movement is the way it’s served to unmitigatingly dichotomize discussions about games, about gender, and about privilege. I … Read More »
For some reason I have yet to figure out, the abomination that is GamerGate has persisted, even going so far as to spawn an ostensibly academic offshoot that is seeking to “fact-check and peer review” the work of qualified academics … Read More »
The second part of my playthrough of Borderlands 2, in which I make several mistakes, is up on TLF. So much to play, so little time! Here’s hoping I finish this one before Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out, because all … Read More »
The first post in a new As-I-Play series has gone live over on TLF: this time, I’m playing through Borderlands 2! This is one of those games that I kept considering every time I thought about getting a new game. … Read More »
And my final As-I-Play XCOM: Enemy Unknown post is up over on TLF.
And a little more XCOM over on TLF… almost done!
So my most recent As-I-Play of XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Part Seven – Girl Fight!) is up on TLF. It’s getting close to the end… Coming up in a couple weeks, Borderlands 2… I’m looking forward to it!
Amid the toxic fallout from August in the gaming world is an idea that’s being championed by several feminist critics, including Leigh Alexander at Gamasutra, that the term “gamer” ought to be disposed with. On the one hand, I completely … Read More »
In a (hopefully) much less controversial post – my latest As-I-Play post on XCOM: Enemy Unknown is up over at TLF. In a side note, I’d originally titled the post “Stop, Don’t Shoot” when I started writing it the day … Read More »