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Category Archives: Handheld Games
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
Adorable 3DS life sim Animal Crossing: New Leaf launched yesterday in North America and will be out this weekend in Europe. Who’s playing? Here’s a thread to share fossil collecting tips and exchange friend codes.
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
The following is a guest post from Daniel Bullard-Bates: Daniel Bullard-Bates is a straight, white male with a liberal arts degree who identifies as a feminist and an ally. He works at the American Civil Liberties Union by day and writes … Continue reading
I’ve borrowed a 3DS and have been playing Style Savvy: Trendsetters, the sequel to the 2009 DS game Style Savvy. They are both fashion games that are part business sim: players take on the role of a manager of a … Continue reading
If you’ve watched TV recently you might have seen this set of commercials promoting the Nintendo 3DS as a device that’s not just for gamers. The commercials show one popular female star (such as Sarah Hyland from Modern Family) playing … Continue reading
Above: AC3: Liberation Story Trailer. Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, the first Assassin’s Creed game to star a female assassin, comes out in a week. Over the weekend, Daniel Kaszor at the Financial Post’s Post Arcade blog published an interview with … Continue reading