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 »
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 »
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 »
So a recent (completely civil, polite, and even productive) exchange got me thinking about one of the problems with videogame culture, and, indeed, fan culture more broadly. This is the problem of fan “ownership”–of a game, a franchise, an entire … Read More »
Over at TLF things have been rather hectic, so there was a brief hiatus from my two As-I-Play series (Inquisition and Borderlands 2). But since things are getting put back together by the fabulous mistresses of the web-o-sphere, I have … Read More »
I have a new post–on an old topic–up over at TLF that discusses the changing mechanics of friendship and rivalry (approval and disapproval) in BioWare’s Dragon Age series as a whole. I’ve written about this before, at length, but it … Read More »
So yesterday, Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency released a new video in a new series on videogames focused on positive depictions of women in games. It seems that these will be much shorter than those found in Tropes vs. Women … Read More »
So I finally got around to playing Gone Home, mostly because I put it on my syllabus to force myself to play it (in that “I keep meaning to but just don’t” kind of way – not the “oh god … Read More »
Another Inquisition As-I-Play is up over on TLF, this one talking (appropriately, given my last post) about sexuality in BioWare games and why it – and the NPCCs in BioWare games – are so important to players.
There was enough anger left in me to have more to say about the most recent Law & Order SVU episode on GamerGate. Here it is. The TLF post contains a much more detailed breakdown of what went wrong in … Read More »
So one of the games I did manage to play over the holidays was Peter Molyneaux’s Godus – my review is now up over on TLF, just in time for the east coast to find something to download and play … Read More »
And Part Five of my As-I-Play Inquisition… including MAJOR plot spoilers. Seriously.
Part Four of my As-I-Play Inquisition is up on TLF! Don’t worry, Sera grows on me later.