Category Archives: MMORPGs

No Marriage Equality in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

The upcoming MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which has been in beta testing, was looking promising.  The game has been getting positive reviews and folks have generally been having fun.  I had been meaning to write a positive review of … Continue reading

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Presented Without Commentary: Planetside 2 models stand more feminine now

Sony Online Entertainment’s Planetside 2 shooter game just updated their female character models to stand a little ‘more feminine’.  For commentary, check out this thread on the GirlGamers subreddit. Do any of our readers play this game?  How do you … Continue reading

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Games Imitating Life: Rape Culture In MMORPGs?

The following is a guest post from J.E. Keep: J.E. Keep, and his partner M. Keep, write romance and erotica, administer their adult forum Darknest (a fantasy erotica site for gamers) and read simply everything. All while playing games and … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Old Republic and Same Gender Romance

Players of the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will soon see a long awaited option available to them in game: same gender romance! This has been discussed for awhile (see our January 2012 review of the game) but we … Continue reading

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[WoW] Rescuing Mina Mudclaw from a rape joke

I’ve been slowly wandering through the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.  Cultural appropriation aside, I’ve been quite enjoying myself.  The pace is nice and relaxed, the quests have been charming, the world is beautifully designed with bright … Continue reading

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What is the social class of an adventurer?

A while back, Mattie Brice tweeted a very interesting observation about her play style. She said, “For some reason, I really dislike using items. I usually just sell them.” Adam Flynn then responded with a link to this article, asking “I … Continue reading

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Guild Wars 2 and the misogynistic bad guys

Guild Wars 2 features five playable races: humans, sylvari, asura, norn, and charr. Each of these races includes an antagonist faction who will fight against the rest of their race, and be one of the enemies of your player character. … Continue reading

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Play With The Border House in Guild Wars 2!

We’ve posted about this before, but now that the early access for preorders has begun and the game will be launching in mere days, here’s another reminder! Many of us at The Border House will be joining up with Praxis, … Continue reading

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Win a Beta Key for Guild Wars 2 Here at The Border House!

  Edit: This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners, who have all been emailed with their keys! Darketower, Josh, Chris, Tyler K, Rillifane, Gralsh Oon, Henry, Skennedy, XvShadow, Hyacinth, Ehsan Kia, Ramenhotep, Primal Zed, 3Jane, chooseareality, DystopianGibberish, Richard, … Continue reading

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The Secret World Open Thread

  Funcom’s latest MMO, The Secret World, launched this week!  I’ve been giving it quite a lot of playtime, and I thought it’d be good to start up a thread to connect players together who are playing the game, or … Continue reading

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