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Author Archives: Denis Farr
[caption id="attachment_7716" align="alignright" width="333" caption="The N64 box for GoldenEye 007, with Pierce Brosnan front and center, pointing a gun at the viewer."][/caption] It took me a while to recognize how I would approach Corvus Elrod’s theme for this month’s Blogs … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_7508" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Anders, left, cupping Zel Hawke's face with a caption stating, "This is the rule I will most cherish breaking.""][/caption] It was March of last year, during the week before the release of Dragon Age 2, … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_6216" align="alignright" width="120" caption="A picture of Eli Vance, an older African American male with gray hair and vandyke. His left leg is a prosthetic, and he wears cargo pants, a Harvard sweatshirt, and a green vest over that."][/caption] Note: … Continue reading
TW: Gendered slurs. Please note, I have not played Dead Island, and have no immediate plans to do such. From what I have heard, there is much to be discussed in the game as regards stereotypes surrounding the playable characters, … Continue reading
N.B. Many thanks to Latoya Peterson for allowing me to ask her a few questions, and my friend Janathan for reading and giving me feedback. I do not claim to have these experiences, but it is something I rarely see … Continue reading
If you have any interest in BioWare’s Dragon Age 2 (and I realize many don’t, after many missteps by both BioWare and EA in this franchise and others), you’ve likely heard the bad by now: entire levels are used over and … Continue reading
One of our staff writers released a game last November. Considering it is a game that features a middle-aged woman as the protagonist, it seems odd that we never actually, you know, provided our readers here with a link. What … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_4113" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A Zero Suit Samus plushie, as made by DeviantArt user BabyLondonStar. Samus is a white woman, with blue eyes, blonde hair tied into a pony tail, and wearing a blue space suit. In her right hand … Continue reading