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(Trigger warning for the recounting of sensitive transgender-related experiences) Around the turn into the 20th Century, there were many questions about women. One of them was “Why aren’t there many women writers?” The typical answers ranged from men’s predisposition to … Continue reading
BioShock 2 started off at a slow, plodding pace that made me wonder if I would regret my decision to purchase the game. As many reviews note, it is a game that picks up steam and finishes strongly, in opposition … Continue reading
Here at The Border House, we have mocked and derided the latest round of excuses from game developers about why we can’t play as women in their games. While most of the reasons are disappointing or sometimes laughably stupid, there … Continue reading
Darren over at Common Sense Gamer asks a curious question – do game designers have a social obligation to consider issues such as race, class, ability, and sexual orientation in their games? We think we’re in a good position to … Continue reading
Via Joystiq comes news that the first issue of the Dragon Age comic that was announced back in October will be out in March 2010. It is being produced by IDW Publishing and, unfortunately, still being written by Orson Scott … Continue reading