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We're going to show off Masquerada, a game we saw at PAX West by Witching Hour games at 3pm CST twitch.tv/INeedDivGames A dark Venetian tale for the ages, featuring pause-for-tactics combat in an isometric RPG. Developed by Witching Hour Studios. Published by Ysbryd Games Unravel the facades enshrouding the city of Ombre in Masquerada, a … Continue reading Woooo streaming today!

Queer Characters: BioShock

Vorpal Bunny Ranch

N.B. I originally wrote this for GayGamer on March 24, 2011. GayGamer has since ceased to exist, so I am republishing this here, and will also do so with a few other pieces over the next few months.


Rapture is a failed dream–an attempt at utopia. Such political and philosophical ideals intrinsically have high aims, and when remaining in the realm of dreams and words on pages, often seem as if they are an ideal that will solve peoples’ problems. Unfortunately, a utopia starts falling apart as soon as human beings enter. Rapture then becomes a funhouse mirror, distorting an individual’s image by building on what was fundamentally there.

Which is to say, everyone in Rapture has their own insecurities and identity problems. For me, however, that came into sharp focus with the character of Sander Cohen. Much as with any character in BioShock, what can be gleaned from…

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UPDATE: Want to go to TwitchCon? We’ve got 4 pairs of weekend passes

Thanks to the amazing Hannah ACTUAL Flynn at Failbetter, we've got four pairs of TwitchCon passes for the whole weekend to give away! Passes must be taken in pairs. We'd love to get them in the hands of someone who might not be otherwise able to go, especially POC, LGBTQIA or other folks. Drop Hannah … Continue reading UPDATE: Want to go to TwitchCon? We’ve got 4 pairs of weekend passes