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

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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 like them, keep playing them. So I didn’t know about the preview of the upcoming Zelda game that aired on the Game Awards on the 5th of this month until yesterday. Forgive me, Frisky readers, but I need to nerd out about this for a second. When my boyfriend showed me the preview, I was sitting on the couch with my jaw on the floor grinning like an idiot for four minutes while we watched the clip, and then afterward I launched into a short lecture on player demand for realism in the Zelda games and the compromises Nintendo is making to have a realistic-feeling game without sacrificing the fantasy-inspired design the series has always embraced. Keep reading »

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

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If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend of Zelda franchise title Majora’s Mask for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced the release for early 2015 just yesterday, and now us Zelda nerds are getting a chance to talk about, basically, how weird the game is. Forgive us. Keep reading »

“Assassin’s Creed” With Kittens Is Way Better Than Plain Old Regular “Assassin’s Creed”

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Kittens: Tough Than They Look

Kittens really do make everything better — even video games. In this little film, the game “Assassin’s Creed Unity” becomes “Assassin’s Kittens Unity”, which is obviously way more fun for everyone involved. Also, I’m going to make the assumption that there is someone out there in the world who is employed to make patterns for kitten film costumes. Life dream status. [Jezebel]

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

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  • The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive 48 percent of all gamers — more than gamer boys under 18. A huge part of the increase is due to mobile games, like “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” “Candy Crush,” and the not-still-popular-but-still-on-my-phone “Angry Birds.” [Wall Street Journal]
  • This Ebola outbreak in Liberia is killing women in far greater numbers than men because it’s women who do most of the caregiving. [BuzzFeed]
  • The family of Renisha McBride is suing Theodore Wafer, the white man who shot the Black teenager to death on his front porch when she rang the door looking for help. Earlier this month, Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and one count of a felony firearm. The McBride family is seeking $10 million for emotional distress, among other charges. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Goat Simulator Is The Video Game I’ve Been Waiting For

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I haven’t been excited about a video game since I beat my brother at Tony Hawk: Pro Skater that one time in 1999, but my apathetic video game attitude is about to change, thanks  to a brilliant and poetically titled new game: Goat Simulator. Here’s how its creator, game designer Armin Ibrisagic, describes it:

Goat Simulator is similar to a skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff and make people angry.”

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The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

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Gossip Your Way To A High Score...

Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austena video game prototype currently crowdsourcing funding on Kickstarter, offers us the worst of real life without any of the escape. A world in which ulterior motives run rampant and gossip destroys lives sounds like celebrating the worst aspects of human behavior. Although the gossip and deceit of the Jane Austen’s stories makes for a riveting read, we all rejoice around the honest characters who find love in the end. Is there room in this world for characters like Mr. Darcy? Keep reading »

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