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In another great video, MovieBob at The Escapist has a pretty great breakdown about bigotry and harassment in nerd and video game culture. He debunks a few common excuses for harassment, and points out that, while gamers fear actual censorship … Continue reading
Earlier today, a reader sent us a link to the Blizzard forums that contained some disturbing news. The closing ceremonies at BlizzCon this past weekend included a performance by metal band Cannibal Corpse; before they started, however, Blizzard employees showed … Continue reading
Over at Gamasutra is an interesting interview with Todd Harper from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab about A Closed World, a JRPG-style game that was created to address issues of sexuality and identity. The research statement reads: The goal of … Continue reading
Sanya Weathers is one of the more outspoken Community Managers in the game industry, and she has represented some of the more vocal gaming communities in the biz (DAoC anyone?). On her personal blog, Sanya has posted an pledge for … Continue reading
Vanquish is a futuristic, science fiction third person shooter from Shinji Mikami (the creator of the Resident Evil series). The game begins with Russian troops taking over a space station and using it’s weapon to destroy San Fransisco with a … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_4104" align="alignright" width="269" caption="Heigan the Unclean! ...Not sure why he's called that, those robes look pretty spotless, if you ask me. ((Humanoid male with huge bushy beared and purple, red and gold trimmed robes, menacing stare and green-orb tipped … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_4610" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Logo for a major Starcraft 2 tournament"][/caption] Dear Day, First off, I’d like to state that you’re by far by far my favourite Starcraft 2 commentator. You’re clever, funny, hopelessly in depth, and I can feel … Continue reading