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*Pretty much spoiler free, but trigger warning for racism and rape* In a blatant disregard for my backlog of unfinished and untouched games, I bought Far Cry 3 this week. I don’t even know why — I am not a … Continue reading
I’ve been slowly wandering through the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Cultural appropriation aside, I’ve been quite enjoying myself. The pace is nice and relaxed, the quests have been charming, the world is beautifully designed with bright … Continue reading
Trigger warnings: rape, violence against women. Tomb Raider holds a fond place in my heart as a cultural icon, if only for the sexual awakening I shared with many other teen girls when I found myself infatuated with Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft. … Continue reading
(Trigger warning: sexual assault.) A few days ago, the existence of a project on Kickstarter–a card game where players take the role of a tentacle monster and attempt to rape high school girls called Tentacle Bento–started to attract some attention. … Continue reading
Anna Anthropy is a white transwoman, game designer, critic and sadist, a classic dyke in the “Elizabeth Bathory” mode. Did you know her first book is coming out in March? Now you do, and you’re so excited for it! A friend loaned … Continue reading
[Trigger Warning: Rape, and pictures of simulated rape and violence towards women] Another day, another game journalism complete fail. And not just an “oops” kind of fail, but a “fall flat on their face” style of fail. In an article … Continue reading
Every so often, a gaming-related death makes the news and there is a public outcry vs. gamers defending their hobby. There were two in the news this week. A 22-year-old woman from Jacksonville, Florida, recently pleaded guilty to killing her … Continue reading