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I recently played a game called Agarest: Generations of War for review (Filipowich, Mark. “Review: Agarest: Generations of War.” PopMatters. Oct 28 2013.). It sucked. Many games are built from the ground up on a problematic premise; baggage is built … Continue reading
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
The following is a guest post by Danielle Perry: Writer and photographer with a desk job. You can find her on Flickr, where she posts pictures daily, and on Twitter, where she posts about books, games, living in DC, and … Continue reading
Though rare, same sex romance options are not new to video games. We have seen them Jade Empire, The Sims, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and the Dragon Age series. But lately, BioWare has had some shining moments in this … Continue reading
It took me a while to recognize how I would approach Corvus Elrod’s theme for this month’s Blogs of the Round Table. It’s been fairly rare that a game has not managed to pull me out of some fantasy or … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Bobby Arthur: Bobby Arthur is a freelance writer and marketing communications professional living in Toronto. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and his XBLA Gamertag is WhiskerRub. Odds are there is someone in your life who … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Kate Cox: Kate Cox had ideas about games, thought, “someone should write about this,” then realized in 2010, “I’m someone.” She’s a straight white cis woman who’s been an avid gamer since 1986 … Continue reading
(Alternate title: The conflation of violence and sex in video games, how it manifests in the ‘femme fatale’ character trope, and how this conflation works to serve patriarchal fantasies of women and violence: a male perspective.) Women in … Continue reading
This article is labeled as NSFW because it contains frank description of sexual behavior. If you don’t follow the links, it’s probably OK depending on your work. Sometimes something comes up in feminist and queer dialogue that totally throws me for a loop. I’m sex-positive … Continue reading