Category Archives: General Gaming

Dragon Age Inquisiton – E3 Coverage

The following is a write-up on the Twitch & IGN interviews from E3 2014 regarding Dragon Age Inquisition, by guest author Meli Landry. The demo video and interview can be found here and here. Author bio: Meli Landry is a … Continue reading

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E3 news coverage

E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) has been going on full swing this week. With it have come a few interesting news stories. The makers of Assassin’s Creed Unity announced that they will not include playable female characters in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Nintendo’s “Tomodachi Life” Decision IS Social Commentary

Nintendo’s recent statement regarding the lack of same sex romance options in their game Tomodachi Life has been making waves. Tomodachi Life is a life simulator game on the 3DS. It allows players to create Miis that interact with other … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Machine: the ambivilent tone of The Last Story

After introducing her topic in an episode of “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games,” Anita Sarkeesian begins with some variation of the following: “It’s both possible—and even necessary—to simultaneously enjoy a piece of media while also being critical of its … Continue reading

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Maelstrom – Unscheduled, Inclusive and now with Sponsorship

There is a new gaming convention coming out soon called Maelstrom, April 4th to April 6th. I want to mention it here because as taken from the website this is something that people here would be really interested in as … Continue reading

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Gone Home review

Gone Home invites you to step into an empty house and uncover its stories. It isn’t a game that focuses on battle systems or outlandish weapons. Gone Home asks to player wander around, remain curious, and discover what they can … Continue reading

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Love is Just a Game: A Review of Your Friends Close

Your Friends Close might be termed a “video game movie,” a dubious taxonomizing term if ever there was one. “Video game movie” is not a genre, it’s a crude descriptor that sloppily groups films together based on the simple presence of … Continue reading

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Please Stop: The Trans Joke at the Spike Video Game Awards

[TW: Discussion of transphobic joke, real-life experiences of transphobia.] Like many graduate students, I was still finishing up last week’s work at 6 PM on a Saturday. I put on Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards (re-branded this year as … Continue reading

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Bridging the Casual Divide: The P.A.W.S Kickstarter

Since the heyday of Game Boy, handheld games have experienced an explosion in popularity far beyond the realm of proprietary handhelds made by big console manufacturers; to the consternation of some and the joy of many more, gaming’s vista has … Continue reading

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Older games and backlogs

While it is true that there are new systems and games that recently released here in the US, there is also a glut of games for existing systems. With the newer systems coming out, older consoles are going on sale … Continue reading

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