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July 28
2014

This Gaystation 4 is for the Gaymers

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The 2014 gay pride season has been a great one for gaymers. We’ve had all sorts of parades: from the Toronto Gaymers’ cosplay contingent at World Pride to virtual marches in Star Trek Online, World of Warcraft, and in celebration of the game’s inclusive marriage options, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Plus, the second year of queer-gaming conference GaymerX fell right in the middle of the season, in many ways acting as the  year’s unofficial gaymer pride event.
Today, in celebration and support of the Stockholm Pride Festival a Swedish electronics retailer, Webhallen, is auctioning off what could possibly be the gayest console of all time: The 500gb, rainbow-striped, ‘Gaystation 4′.

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July 28
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #182

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Well, I’m kind of irritated this week because a game I was enjoying turned out to have a kind of major bug in it that’s preventing me from completing it. Grrr… And then I tried a new game that I’m not really sure I’m going to get very far in… not really my cup of tea. Make the jump to watch the new vidcast and I’ll explain everything!

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July 25
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it was a relatively easy week in Geneva. Not too much drama. A little panic, but then ended really well. I’ll explain as we go!

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July 24
2014

Interview: Capitol Hillbillies’ Chris Lange

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Capitol Hillbillies is a wild, raunchy, nerdy web comic that has been cracking up readers for five years. And now it’s moving from computers to bookshelves with Northwest Press‘ publication of Capitol Hillbillies Volume One! The collection chronicles the adventures of four gay guys as they navigate sex, dating, pop culture, videogames and the occasional unicorn.

You can order your own copy in either paperback or digitally by clicking here, but to find out more about the LGBT comic’s humble beginnings and why gaymers would enjoy the heck out of it, we talked with its creator, Chris Lange!
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July 24
2014

Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia Join Hyrule Warriors

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I never thought I’d be so excited about a Dynasty Warriors game, but with every bit of news Hyrule Warriors has quickly become one of my most anticipated fall titles.

Today Nintendo has just released a brand new trailer highlighting all of the game’s currently known characters and features.

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July 23
2014

Take The Spotlight In September!

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Rock Band may still be languishing in videogame limbo, but Harmonix is bringing Dance Central back to life on the new generation of consoles, and have announced that Dance Central Spotlight will be released for the Xbox One on Tuesday, September 2!

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July 22
2014

Final Fantasy XIV’s Very First LGBT Pride March

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Back during E3 Square-Enix slyly announced that their recently rebooted MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV would be introducing marriage, both gay and straight, to the game. This move came as a welcome surprise for many gaymers, following a series of banned forum posts regarding same-sex marriage during the game’s beta-testing phase. A GM responded to the issue, but the game’s development teams stayed mostly quiet on the issue until the big marriage announcement in June.

To celebrate the new nuptual options, and to thank the developers for making a more inclusive choice, the Rough Trade Gaming Community held the first ever Eorzean pride march in Final Fantasy XIV.

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