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I just, I don’t even know what to say about this advertisement for Aeria Games’ free to play game, Scarlet Blade. But I’m sure you all have plenty of opinions, so the comments are below.
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
Last week, Ubisoft posted a trailer for the multiplayer mode of upcoming game Assassin’s Creed 3. Predictably, it features whites and Native Americans, both men and women, killing each other with rifles, hammers, daggers and the like. Standard procedure for … Continue reading
Presented without commentary as this ad completely speaks for itself. (Okay, a little commentary needed. It’s hard to find out anything about this game, but it looks like it’s just another browser-based strategy game similar to Evony. I’m not … Continue reading
Today in “advertisements that tell me absolutely nothing about the game other than reaffirm that I will not be buying it” features Soul Calibur V, the latest game in the iconic series from Namco Bandai. You know what other … Continue reading
Catherine is a new story driven, puzzle based game from Atlus. It is being advertised as a mature game that discusses adult relationships including the issues surrounding cheating, love, marriage, and commitment. It is told through the eyes of the … Continue reading
This weekend will be Mother’s Day in the United States. Many websites are selling gifts geared specifically for what they think will sell to mothers. We see a lot of the stereotypical items being pushed right now: flowers, chocolate, perfume, … Continue reading
Top Spin 4 is the latest installment of 2KGames’ tennis series featuring playable character depictions of actual tennis stars. This latest promotional video features professional tennis champion Serena Williams and the “world’s sexiest tennis gamer” Rileah Vanderbilt, and it definitely … Continue reading
A new game has been announced from Double Fine. In this game you can control huge robots against what appears to be a science fiction type alien menace. A large variety of gigantic robots can be controlled by the … Continue reading
Wundergeek is a straight, cis white woman who recently was asked to write an article about sexism in gaming and found she couldn’t shut up about in once the article was done. She’s since started Go Make Me a Sandwich, a blog … Continue reading