At Gaming As Women, Wundergeek interviews Jim Sterling (Destructoid / The Escapist) about sexism in game culture and Sterling’s own evolving views. “Making jokes about feminist, being ‘satirical,’ calling someone a ‘feminazi slut,’ it was all fine and dandy, because I ‘obviously’ didn’t mean it, and ‘obviously’ didn’t […]
Elizabeth Simins had drawn a moving comic about her changing relationship with games and herself.
Rock Paper Shotgun‘s John Walker has been playing Neverwinter, and he’s been playing with other people–and he’s formed a RPS guild. “And for the first time in an online game, I don’t feel like the interfering hanger-onner, muddling my way through with the people who know what they’re […]
Games Industry International is publishing transcripts of this year’s rants at the Game Developers Conference. The first rant is from Tiniest Shark founder, Mitu Khandaker. “I’m 100 per cent able and willing to identify with white male characters – I don’t need characters to look like me to […]
In his piece about Skyrim, Tom Bissell made a joke about “adult women” not knowing what the game was. He apologized on Kotaku: “Do I loathe people without senses of humor? Very much so. But what I loathe even more is people who thoughtlessly propagate stereotypes and fall […]
Tom Bissell over at Grantland loves Skyrim the game… the exposition-spewing side of Skyrim not so much: “Dense expositional lore has no place in video-game stories — especially stories that go without highly wrought cinematics — and it seems increasingly clear that video games are neither dramatically effective […]