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Category Archives: Console Games
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
[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
“Let me just close the door so the other instructors don’t find out I’m letting you play Halo,” I joked to my Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 class. I knew I was taking a risk on this teaching activity. I was … Continue reading
Last month, I had the chance to check out a few upcoming games at PAX East. Since the lines for everything were quite long, I prioritized two that featured playable female characters: Supergiant Games’ recently announced Transistor, and Dontnod’s Remember … Continue reading
Christina González is a TAB bicultural Latina. Growing up as a poor gamer with a disabled mother, she naturally gravitates toward social justice and culture topics, as well as community-related issues. She may be found over at christinagonzalez.net or join … Continue reading
At PAX East 2012, the only game I played with a female character was Borderlands 2. I did play a couple of games with a first-person POV with no emphasis on gender, but I encountered a serious lack of female … Continue reading
Bioshock Infinite released this week, and I know I’m not the only one playing this game. I actually went in just about completely blind aside from watching a couple of trailers — so I was completely shocked and blown away … 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
If the game design of 2009′s Velvet Assassin were half as interesting as its history, I might be able to bring myself to play beyond the first mission. Velvet Assassin is loosely based on the story of Violette Szabo, a … Continue reading