April 27 & 28 2019: GaymerX East returns!

GaymerX has officially launched their IndieGoGo campaign for GaymerX East 2019! Head over there now to help gaming's oldest LGBTQ+ focused convention, for a discount on perks, and for more information about the con and the organization as a whole. You can also follow them on Twitter for updates, and see them in person at … Continue reading April 27 & 28 2019: GaymerX East returns!

On Red Dead Redemption and historical accuracy

In Red Dead Online (RD:O), players who take on the role of black characters find themselves the frequent target of racial slurs. This is hardly news to most of us. The toxicity of the gaming community is nothing of not notorious; a known gateway drug to more noxious forms of bigotry. Gamers either dive headfirst … Continue reading On Red Dead Redemption and historical accuracy

YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Spreads Conspiracy Theories on Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam on Jan. 17, 2019

Ysbryd Games has a new title coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac on January 17th! YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is a psychedelic Japanese-style RPG rife with conspiracies, over 30 hours of content, and a fully voiced main storyline. Press release courtesy of Ysbryd Games. YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Spreads Conspiracy Theories on … Continue reading YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG Spreads Conspiracy Theories on Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam on Jan. 17, 2019

Games of the Year: Red Dead Redemption 2

Due to my path to becoming Chief Justice of the Feminist Marxist Homeland (i.e. law school) so that I can ban videogames, I have not had the opportunity or funds to play All The Games. Therefore, instead of “best” games, I’m going to talk about the ones I’ve played. It’s a list. The internet, I … Continue reading Games of the Year: Red Dead Redemption 2

2018, it’s been…

It’s… uh, it’s been a hell of a year, huh? Whether it's about working conditions for developers or the rampant discrimination, there's been a bit more transparency around some of the pitfalls in the industry. Never mind everything outside of the gaming community. If nothing else, this has shown us, over and over, that there … Continue reading 2018, it’s been…

Dragon Raffle 12/6 – 12/9

This weekend only! Enter for a chance to give one of twelve little dragons a good home. Each dragon is approximately 7 inches long, 5 inches high and wide, made of felt, hand-sewn and stuffed. Every $5 increment will equal a single entry, and the more entries, the higher your chances! There are at least … Continue reading Dragon Raffle 12/6 – 12/9

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

It's here! Available today, Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play is a celebration of women's accomplishments in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to pro-gamers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped establish the industry, women who disrupt it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women … Continue reading Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

The meaning of death and Red Dead Redemption 2

Major spoilers for Red Dead Redemption 2 up to the Epilogue Part 1. Video games are nothing if not weird. They love to tell us our playable character has “died” when the character’s life-bar has depleted, whereas the characters are just temporarily unavailable until we reload a checkpoint or saved game. Most of the time, … Continue reading The meaning of death and Red Dead Redemption 2