Posts tagged "gaming"

Heroic Chinese Woman Believed To Be Dead For 10 Years, Found Living In Internet Cafe

Most of her food the past 10 years was provided by generous cafe customers, as well as the occasional cashier shifts she picked up along the way.

Bronwyn Isaac | November 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Gamers Who Harass Women Are Literally Losers, Says New Study

A new study shows that male gamers who harass female gamers are literally losers. The study, conducted by researchers Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, looked at interactions between Halo 3

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 9:29 am

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 21, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The New Zelda, The Future Of Video Games, And Empathy

Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

#GamerGate Has Finally Made My Head Explode

Actress and gamer Felicia Day was doxxed by people associating themselves with #GamerGate. That’s the ostensible, timely reason that I’m writing this article. The real reason is that I’ve talked…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate With Rolling Stone

Anita Sarkeesian on #GamerGate in a must read Rolling Stone feature: “We have a problem and we’re going to fix this.” [Rolling Stone]
Check out this map of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Director Of “The Lego Movie” Is Now Going To Be Making A “Minecraft” Movie

Welp, I know some kids who are going to be extremely happy: Indie game Minecraft is becoming a movie! Woooo! I’ve tried hard not to get too far into Minecraft

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Brianna Wu Speaks Up About The GamerGate Threats That Chased Her Out Of Her Home

Brianna Wu, the game developer who was chased out of her home by graphic and widely publicized rape and death threats issued by GamerGate supporters, is now speaking up about…

Dennis Scimeca | October 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Computer Game Myst Is Being Developed As A TV Show

File this under YAAAASSS: The computer game series Myst is getting a TV show and a new game for tablets along with it.
Cyan, Inc., the company that produced…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Hell Yes To This Documentary Series About Cosplaying!

YouTuber Todd Kenreck of Invader Boom has begun a documentary series on cosplaying called “Cosplay Boom,” the first episode of which has been released and future episodes of which depend…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm

“Hey! Listen!” Women Have Been Gaming For Decades

I was raised to play games. I was no good at being on teams and I wasn’t about to submit myself to voluntary cardiovascular activity, so it became clear early…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

PurrVerse: Autobiography Of A Queer Gamer Girl

My first real game, the one I remember best, was Zork — good, old-fashioned white text on a black background. I was obsessed with it, the challenges intrinsic in playing it,…

Kitty Stryker | July 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

League Of Legends Gamer Posts Revenge Porn Of Girlfriend Because She Played The Game As A Character He Didn’t Like

Who knew a surefire way to incite rage in your  nerd boyfriend was to pick the “wrong” character when playing the video game League of Legends? According to The Daily Dot,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Apparently Women Gamers Spend As Much Time And Money On Gaming As Their Male Counterparts

A report shows that women gamers spend as much time and money on consoles as male gamers do, and that gamers are not, in fact, all teenage boys who lock…

The Mary Sue | July 10, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Selling Video Games To Women: Is It Really That Hard?

The Entertainment Software Association recently released their latest batch of statistics on video game sales and player demographics. There’s lots of interesting stuff in there, but the numbers on player…

The Mary Sue | June 23, 2013 - 4:30 pm

In Which I Am Pretty Darn Sure That Most Gamers Are Fine With Female Protagonists

Last week, the Penny Arcade Report interviewed Jean-Max Morris, creative director of the upcoming female-led game Remember Me. After going into the game’s cyberpunk roots, Morris discussed the publishers who wanted nothing…

The Mary Sue | March 29, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Video Game Announces Same Gender Romance Option

The video game world, for all its mind-blowing technical innovation, can be a surprisingly traditional place. Earlier this month, Jeff Hickman, the executive producer of Star Wars: Knights Of The

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 17, 2013 - 9:20 am

Girl Gamer: Don’t Patronize Me With Your Video Game’s “Girlfriend Mode”

You’d think that by 2012 game designers would have stopped insulting our intelligence by giving us female characters with gigantic conical boobs and tiny there’s-no-way-she-has-any-internal-organs waists. You’d think they would…

Lauren Hunter | August 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girly Games, Games For Girls, And Girls Who Game: A Conversation With Femicom’s Rachel Weil

When I stumbled across a site called FEMICOM — “the feminine computer museum” — I knew I’d found something unique. At first glance, all I saw was a collection of…

The Mary Sue | May 12, 2012 - 3:30 pm

9 Strange Celebrity Addictions

TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” is everything I could have longed for in a show and more. I am like a kid in a candy store grappling with toilet paper consumers,…

Ami Angelowicz | April 25, 2012 - 8:00 am