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B-Side #1 – Depression Quest

Mattie Brice is starting up a video series on free indie games over up at her site Alternate Ending and will be also be featured here at The Border House. Games Discussed: Depression Quest; dys4ia Notes: This post discusses depression, … Continue reading

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A Mile in Her Shoes: Teaching Transphobia through Video Games

I had tried to teach my students in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 about transphobia before. When I unwittingly assigned them a classic feminist essay that contained some transphobic language (including an uncritical quotation of Janice Raymond, the use … Continue reading

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TransMovement: Freedom and Constraint in Queer and Open World Games

Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading

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IGF 2013 Finalists Announced

Each year, the Independent Games Festival takes place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.  This year’s finalists have been announced, including an impressive list of innovative, beautiful, experimental, and fun indie games. Particularly notable is Anna Anthropy’s game … Continue reading

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dys4ia: A game about hormone replacement therapy

  [Trigger Warning: Transphobia] Anna Anthropy, also known as Auntie Pixelante, is an occasional guest writer for us and the author of the new book Rise of the Videogame Zinesters.  It would be an absolute shame not to talk about … Continue reading

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