Author Archives: Jillian Scharr

“That girl is kicking our asses!”: Tomb Raider’s (Lack of) Gendered Power Plays

The firefights in Tomb Raider are intense and brutal. There are many scenes where Lara is pinned down behind a splintered barrel or crate, shooting and ducking and shooting again at upwards of ten armed enemies, half of whom are … Continue reading

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The PlayStation 4 Expo: Wednesday’s Reveal and the Internet Aftermath

I had the privilege of attending Sony’s mysterious New York City press conference on Wednesday where they finally revealed that yes, they are making a PlayStation 4. It’ll even be called PlayStation 4. The first half-hour or so of the … Continue reading

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Weekly DLC: News Roundup

This week, the gun violence debate continues as industry folks and enthusiasts alike wonder how and when to participate in national policy discussions. We’ve also got some Gabe Newell, a retrospective on a weird Star Trek episode about virtual reality … Continue reading

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DLC 2013: Your Holiday News Roundup

Whew! I hope everyone’s had a good holiday. Now it’s time to get back to it, though. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) not much in terms of videogame news has happened over the holidays, so … Continue reading

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Weekly DLC: Border House News Roundup

Walkthrough Releases: …What did come out this week? Hawken? Anything else? Guild Wars 2‘s Wintersday event, held this Wendesday, pushed the game to the top of the PC downloads. (PC Gamer) Here’s the list of events. Naughty Dog studios, the … Continue reading

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Border House DLC: This Week in Videogames

 Walkthrough Big releases: Far Cry 3, and “Dragonborn” DLC for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Also, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has been born again as an iOS app. Eh, there are plenty of  console-to-iOS reboots of much better games. Like … Continue reading

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Review: Furdiburb takes virtual pet simulators to the next level

Dolls. Tamagotchi. The Sims. A significant portion of our play constitutes what some would call “work:” the labor-intensive process of caring for and nurturing another virtually or figuratively ‘living’ thing.  Furdiburb is a game that takes that basic care-for-something mechanic, … Continue reading

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News Roundup

Game News Guidebook IGN released info and official artwork for Destiny, Bungie Studios’ first post-Halo project, which is to be set in Earth’s future and deal with aliens and ominous, gargantuan space stations. Wonder what that’ll be like! The Museum … Continue reading

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News Roundup: Election Week

News Roundup I don’t know why you say good-bye, I say HALO. HALO HALO-OHHH-FOUR. I DON’T KNOW WHY YOU SAY GOOD-BYE, I SAY—ahem. Sorry, I’m good now….Looks like there’s going to be more than one Dovahkiin running around in Skyrim, … Continue reading

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News Roundup: Happy November!

TGIF, Border House folks! This is the second installment of our new feature where we summarize the week in gaming and link to our favorite articles of the week. Be sure to add your own news and links in the … Continue reading

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