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#JamForLeelah, a Trans-Positive Global Game Jam!

A new month-long trans-positive game jam is currently underway and accepting submissions for games focusing on trans youth issues, in order to spread awareness of the issues faced by transgender people in modern society.

#JamForLeelah was organise…

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Mean Girls. The Video Game.

This is so fetch.

It’s been 10 years since Mean Girls first hit screens, becoming an instant classic that is as quotable as it is hilarious. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t reference a line from the movie, use a .gif of Regina George to respond to something, note that the limit does not exist, or chastise someone for trying to make something happen that’s not going to happen. This is one of those movies that truly defines a generation.

Today it finally becomes a video game. Cue every gay squee noise I can muster.

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Via So Much Drama Studios:

“If You Have Ever Felt Personally Victimized by Regina George, This Game is For You

Designed as an easily accessible ‘tiara-defense’ game, Mean Girls finds the original Plastics at peace with their world, when a new upstart Plastics clique attempts to take control of North Shore High School by piecing together the broken Spring Fling Tiara. Players can select from eight of their favorite Mean Girls characters—Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Aaron, and Kevin, each with their own distinct boost abilities—and all the cliques from the cafeteria, to help defeat opponents and complete each level.”

The mobile “tiara-defense” game is not unlike your standard tower-defender: You place troops, you set up traps, and you keep the oncoming hoards of enemies away from their goal. Only this time around your troops are who you hang out with and the enemies are the opposing cliques.

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While it may not seem like an obvious genre to slap the Mean Girls name on, it’s actually quite clever. Just as in the original film the cafeteria is a carefully mapped out warzone, with factions ranging from the Varsity jocks to the girls who eat their feelings to the burnouts to the Plastics. And just as Lindsay Lohan’s Katy Herron went to war with Regina George, players will go to war to protect their tiara from those who’d try to snatch it away.

Does this sound like the most fabulous game ever, or does this sound like the most fabulous game ever? Who would come up with such a game? None other than So Much Drama’s Jeff Medor, creator of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis, one of our gayest games of the year two years running. As was the case with Dragopolis, Mr. Meador isn’t trying to make a lazy licensed tie-in game…he wants this to be a product that true fans will enjoy through and through.

Mean Girls is hilarious, brutal, and endlessly quotable; I absolutely loved watching and re-watching the film,” said Jeff Meador, founder and president, So Much Drama. “The game is rich with the quirky humor, over-the-top high school power struggles, and everything from hilarious lines, peppermint foot cream, to, yes, the Burn Book.”

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No matter which clique players belong to, from band geeks and preps to regulation hotties, Mean Girls offers seven different ways to play including gameplay modes such as You Can’t Sit With Us, Social Suicide, She Doesn’t Even Go Here, and The Limit Does Not Exist.”

Mean Girls is slated for release on mobile platforms soon. I bet it will make for a great candy-gram.

And none for Gretchen Weiners. Bye.

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GGOTY 2014: Gayest Games of the Year

Last year our Gayest Games of the Year list was quite popular, so why not do it again? Especially when 2014 has been an even bigger year for gay games than last year. While many of the 2013 titles had major queer themes not all of them had explicitly…

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A different kind of Elven Rogue: a look at Sera

Note: This is the third in a series of articles exploring the diverse cast of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. The following contains details from all points of Sera’s sub-plot in Dragon Age: Inquisition, including her ultimate romance sub-quest.

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The Legend of Korra series finale was a big win for gay geeks

If you haven’t already been hit with spoilers regarding the finale of Nickelodeon’s hit series The Legend of Korra be forewarned that this post is going to be chock full of spoilers from the moment you click ‘read more’. You have been warned.

The …

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A different kind of Sophisticated Gent: a look at Dorian Pavus

Note: This is the second in a series of articles exploring the diverse cast of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. The following contains details from all points of Dorian’s sub-plot in Dragon Age: Inquisition, including his ultimate romance sub-quest…

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Review: Coming Out On Top

You may or may not remember those “for girls” boardgames where you play a babysitter or whatever and you date boys…  They tended to have a few different kinds of boys, and you knew who they were the moment you saw them.  There was the blond goody t…

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A different kind of Bodice Ripper: a look at the Iron Bull

Note: This is the first in a series of articles exploring the diverse cast of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. The following contains details from all points of the Iron Bull’s sub-plot in Dragon Age: Inquisition, including his ultimate romance sub…

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October 3
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #191

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Well, I finished Destiny… the story missions, at least! This lets me feel better about picking up some of the new games getting ready for release. Holding off on Hyrule Warriors and Smash Bros. for now, but there’s hope that Alien: Isolation will be awesome. And then there’s Fantasia: Music Evolved at the same time. And Sunset Overdrive looming on the horizon… too many games! Help me choose what to play!

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September 26
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Woof! Lots of action this week! Forget the intro — let’s just get to it!

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September 22
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #190

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Well, I’m still enjoying Destiny… at least when I’ve got friends to play with. So I totally get the excitement surrounding its release. I’m a little more befuddled by people who stand in line for hours for a phone, though. I’ve done that kind of thing a couple times in the past myself, but… not for a phone. I’m also a little frustrated with Nintendo’s announcement of the New 3DS. You can hear me rant about all of these things after the jump!

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September 19
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

You know, I thought this was a pretty boring week in Geneva. But then I looked back at it, and while it might have been quiet, there was still some silliness and fun to be had! Plus, any week that ends with a surprise can’t be all bad, right? Well, I guess that depends on whether the surprise is good or bad…

Read on to find out which it was!

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September 16
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #189

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Well, if you watched last week’s episode, you know what this one is all about.

My utter lack of willpower naturally meant that I bought Destiny even though it’s not normally a game that I would ever play. I’m not good enough at shooters to play online with people. So what do I think of Bungie’s massively-hyped release? Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast to find out!

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September 12
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

It was a fun week in Geneva this time around, even if a couple people tried to move away. We had a festival, some silliness, and good times. Oh, and after a visit to Gabi’s home where I had to reluctantly inform her that the place was kind of dump, she sent me a lovely letter thanking me for my brutal honesty and rewarding me with her picture. Now, I’ve already got it, but it’s the thought that counts!

Keep reading for the rest of the shenanigans!

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September 8
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #188

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You might recall last week that I was having a little trouble getting used to my new Xbox One. Well, things definitely got worse before they got better! Plus, I’m enjoying a new game, but still on the fence about an upcoming title…

Make the jump, watch this week’s episode, then help me out in the comments! Thanks!

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