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Category Archives: Virtual Worlds
[Author’s note: This is a follow-up to my first post on The Border House. There are many ways to transition and not all of them involve hormones. While I want to share my journey, I don’t want my transition to be … Continue reading
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
Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading
The average U.S. social gamer is a 43 year old woman. And in Kenya 2 million monetary transactions, usually small amounts, are made daily via mobile phone. These two statistics may seem unrelated, but combined they’re what gave entrepreneur Rachel … Continue reading
guest post by Tsumei I have been a gamer since I snuck down the stairs to the basement as a young child to watch my dad play Doom and Return to castle wolfenstein on an old computer. I’m bisexual, I’m … Continue reading
The following is a repost of a book review I wrote of Cory Doctorow’s novel For the Win that I posted on the Feminist Science Fiction Blog. I am sharing my book review here because Border House readers may find … Continue reading
In a conversation I was having with a date recently I told her when describing my video gaming habits that the “analysis never stops.” This was largely to explain the cubic litres of geekiness I effervesce whenever I get going … Continue reading
Every so often, a gaming-related death makes the news and there is a public outcry vs. gamers defending their hobby. There were two in the news this week. A 22-year-old woman from Jacksonville, Florida, recently pleaded guilty to killing her … Continue reading