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Merritt Kopas released a new Twine game today called Conversations With My Mother. It’s an affecting piece, strongly executed. Play it. Click here for more games of the day.
I had tried to teach my students in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 about transphobia before. When I unwittingly assigned them a classic feminist essay that contained some transphobic language (including an uncritical quotation of Janice Raymond, the use … Continue reading
Danielle Bunten Berry was one of the more influential video gaming pioneers in our industry. The designer and programmer was known for her work on titles that were always ahead of their time, such as M.U.L.E., The Seven Cities of … Continue reading
[Trigger Warning: Transphobia] Anna Anthropy, also known as Auntie Pixelante, is an occasional guest writer for us and the author of the new book Rise of the Videogame Zinesters. It would be an absolute shame not to talk about … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Anna Anthropy: 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, … Continue reading
A few items from the past month that I wanted to bring to our readers’ attention: First, Auntie Pixelante has created a game called Defend the Land, which is a satire of transphobic “women-born-women” policies at music festivals like MichFest. … Continue reading
When I play certain video games I get the strange feeling of wandering through the weird and lurid landscape of a Dali painting; beholding the familiar, albeit distorted in the strangest of ways. One might expect this. After all, video … Continue reading
(Trigger Warning: Transphobia, Passing Anxiety) (Spoiler Warning: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, Shin Megami Tensi: Persona 4, Catherine) Earlier this year, I wrote a research paper on representations of gender and sexuality in video games where I chose Bayonetta from … Continue reading