Posts tagged "video games"

Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide Is A Love Letter To Diverse Games

I’ll recap Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide in the least spoiler-y way that I can, to convince you to go to Steam and spend $7.99 and 90 minutes of your time playing it before finishing any review. The end of the game is tremendous, and it’s better to experience it than read about

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2015

What It Takes: To Design Games

Chelsea Howe from EA Games tells us how she got into game design, and how you can follow her lead! (And enter to win a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and a year-long Game Maker license!)

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2015

There’s A Video Game That Makes Your Boobs Bigger As You Defeat Enemies

There’s a new video game coming out in Japan from D3 Publisher in which defeating enemies increases the protagonist’s breast size. For context, D3 Publisher also released a game that Kotaku amusingly compared to Metal Gear, except instead of playing a special forces op who’s killing people, you’re playing a perv who’s taking

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 20, 2015

Queer Up Your Comic Con Experience!

San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games; and the Museum of Sex has a centuries-old porn stash.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Survey Shows Boys Want More Diverse Video Games

Kids support gender equality in video games! Who knew?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

‘Regency Solitaire’ Is This Year’s Casual Gaming Addiction

We haven’t been so helplessly captivated by a game since Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

Jenn Frank / June 12, 2015

Virgin Is Extending Its Amazing Maternity-Paternity Leave Policy To American Employees

Virgin Investment Group is working on extending fully-paid, 52-week maternity and paternity leave to its American workers.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 11, 2015

Welp, Rick Perry Is Officially Running For President

Vatican commissioners are speaking out against child abusers; allegedly corrupt anti-abortion former governor Rick Perry is officially running for President; Barbie gets to wear flats now; learn about the Frag Dolls video gaming team.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 4, 2015

Frisky Reads: The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy By Sam Maggs

I guess you know you’re a fangirl, no matter how reluctant, when you read someone saying that “with ‘Doctor Who,’ you can start with the 2005 reboot pilot ‘Rose’, or you can skip directly to 2011 and go with Matt Smith’s first episode ‘The Eleventh Hour’,” and you think to yourself, What?! NO! Ditto that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

Not An April Fools’ Prank: You Can Play Pac-Man In Google Maps

April Fools’ Day pranks are the absolute worst, and the eighth circle of hell is tech companies that make ostensibly clever ones of their own. But instead of their usual Gmail prank, this year Google is offering one of its best Easter eggs instead: Pac-Man.
All you have to do is fire up Google Ma…

Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A “Game of Thrones” porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.’s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

Monument Valley Will Blow Your Mind Through Your Phone

I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled – you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

12-Year-Old Madeline Messer Takes On Representation In iPhone Games

Because no one should have to pay to be a girl. …

Megan Reynolds / March 4, 2015

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

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 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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

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

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014

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

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…

Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

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

Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

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

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:

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 5, 2014
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