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Tag Archives: heteronormativity
Welcome to the first ever Border House Bunk Bed, a feature in which Zoya and I respond to a game’s treatment of gender and sexuality with two short essays. Each half of Bunk Bed is written in isolation; we are forbidden … Continue reading
Today’s GOTD was submitted by reader Tobias. Violet, winner of IF Comp 2008, is a story about a relationship; it’s funny and a little bit heartbreaking. It’s also the only game I’ve ever played that has a “heteronormativity off” command, … Continue reading
@shayhowe “when I think of cleaning up my code, I think of my wife doing the dishes…” #html5devconf — Chris Smith (@startsequence) October 15, 2012 Almost every time I go to a tech- or gaming-related conference, I hear middle-aged white … Continue reading
(Trigger Warning: Transphobia, Passing Anxiety) (Spoiler Warning: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Shin Megami Tensi: Persona 4, Catherine) Earlier this year, I wrote a research paper on representations of gender and sexuality in video games where I chose Bayonetta from … Continue reading