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Special thanks to Greg Kasavin, creative director of Supergiant Games for supplying my classroom with educational copies of Bastion. Thanks as well to Damien Prystay who shared his save game data and to Christopher Sawula who graciously reprised his role as my classroom … Continue reading
“Let me just close the door so the other instructors don’t find out I’m letting you play Halo,” I joked to my Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 class. I knew I was taking a risk on this teaching activity. I was … Continue reading
This week, there has been discussion about whether League of Legends character Taric should come out of the closet as a gay man (by Todd Harper, Patricia Hernandez, and Kristin Bezio). It is argued that having a character be openly gay, rather … Continue reading
Members of the Xbox LIVE community received an open letter today. It read as follows: A Letter from Marc Whitten: Update to Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct Published March 5, 2010 Dear Xbox LIVE members, Since the beginning, Microsoft has … Continue reading
A new iPhone game, Valet Hustler, aims to raise awareness about same-sex marriage. The company is pitching the game (App Store link) as Tetris meets Diner Dash, offering 3D arcade puzzles around a virtual car valet business. However, the two … Continue reading
This post was originally published at my personal blog, Acid for Blood. I started playing Dragon Age: Origins a few weeks ago. I chose to play a female elf mage, Thurkear. I have heard a lot about the relationship and romance aspect … Continue reading