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Author Archives: Tami Baribeau
It hasn’t been that long since the last time Penny Arcade did something that cast the company in a negative light, but here we are again with another fiasco that’s been making its way around Twitter today. I thought it … Continue reading
It’s been quite awhile since we’ve done one of these, so let’s get together and chat a bit. What’s going on in your world? Or for some inspiration, answer this question: If you could only bring one videogame with you … Continue reading
Basically the entire internet (or at least every person I follow on Twitter) was tuned in to Microsoft’s live Xbox reveal press conference in which precious few details were released about the new Xbox One. Not to be confused with … Continue reading
Sometimes, you see an artistic interpretation of anatomy that just defies all expectations. One that makes you wish that everyone else on the internet could experience it along with you. Today that title is Dragon’s Crown, an upcoming 2D “multiplayer … Continue reading
Game Changer Chicago Design Lab seems like an interesting and worthy cause to stand behind here on The Border House. This initiative, run by Patrick Jagoda (game studies teacher at University of Chicago) and University of Chicago doctor Melissa Gilliam, … Continue reading
As of this writing, you all have 22 hours left to mosey on over here and pick yourself up at least 3 awesome games from indie developer Double Fine. With no minimum dollar amount you can own Stacking, Psychonauts, and … Continue reading
Cryptic Studios’ Neverwinter is a game that kind of snuck up on me. I’m not a huge D&D aficionado and don’t follow or know the lore all that well, and I didn’t spend much time in Dungeons & Dragons Online. … Continue reading
There is all this talk about the concept of the “fake geek girl” — essentially geek culture’s way of othering women by presuming they can’t possibly really be into geeky things for any reason aside from the attention. It’s a … Continue reading
I just, I don’t even know what to say about this advertisement for Aeria Games’ free to play game, Scarlet Blade. But I’m sure you all have plenty of opinions, so the comments are below.
I’m reading through the latest digital edition of Game Developer Magazine which contains their annual survey. The salary numbers overall weren’t concerning to me, until I scrolled down and saw the differences between the male and female survey respondents. The … Continue reading