Monthly Archives: December 2014

Why I (Probably) Won’t See the New Star Wars Film

The Emperor’s personal agent. A smuggler with a passion for information. The most brilliant military mind of all time. Another generation of fighter pilot for R2-D2 to guide through her training. What do all of these characters have in common? … Continue reading

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Day = Ruined

No, not civil strife, unrest, or natural disaster. Not even a first-world problem. My favourite animal, Chevre, moved out of my town in Animal Crossing while I was away for the holidays. My day is utterly and completely ruined. I … Continue reading

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Women and Games, Women in Games

This is not an easy subject. Please let me start with a bit about myself. I’m male, I’m white, I’m heterosexual. That means I’m speaking from a place of enormous privilege. And if you’re rolling your eyes at my saying … Continue reading

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Getting Down with DLC

If you haven’t done much with video games in the last five or six years, the notion of buying a video game from the shop, bringing it home, and then having to download something to play it sounds odd. That’s … Continue reading

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Am I a Gamer?

I play video games. Not a ton, mind you. I just don’t have enough time. I’m coming off of a semester where I was working essentially four jobs, plus some freelance work and the like. Sitting down for hours on … Continue reading

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Amiibo and the Nintendo Philosophy

If they would just _______________. I’ve worked in a number of places over the years where, after hours, we could sit down over a round of drinks and muse about what we could do if the boss would only just … Continue reading

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Games as Social Criticism

Charlie Hall has a great article over at Polygon about a stunt UNICEF tried to bring attention to South Sudan—as dire of a situation as any. Well worth the read.

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