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March 5
2014

Earth Defense Force 2025: Not For Gaymers

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Video game companies just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that the word “gay” is not foul language. One gay gamer had his experience with the brand new Earth Defense Force 2025 cut short due to this antiquated attitude when he attempted to join an online match but was kicked out for his player name containing “words that cannot be used.”

That word, of course, is “gay.”

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January 13
2014

Valve Releases Third-Party Steam Box Prototypes

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Last week at CES, Valve finally released 13 different third-party versions of their upcoming console, the Steam Machine. The console itself is an incredible idea, giving players access to Valve’s massive library of almost 10,000 games, new and old, on a single console. The funky new controller, which promises to be just as effective as the traditional keyboard-and-mouse setup, is a major selling point to ensure that the games don’t just technically function but are actually playable. One would think that with such promising technology on the horizon combined with ever-increasing consumer sensitivity to aesthetics in their gadgets that the consoles would be sights to behold. And they are…sort of…in the way that a Thor costume made of a garbage bag with old AOL CDs glued to the front is a sight to behold. Let’s take a look-see… MORE >>

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December 2
2013

Ultimate Gay Fighter: The Good, The Bad, The WTF?

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I first heard of Ultimate Gay Fighter through a friend’s Facebook post rather than any gaming news outlet, because do you really think that mainstream gaming outlets are going to bother with anything like this? I gave the trailer a look-see, wrote up a quick “this is a thing” post for Towleroad, and then forgot about it.

Except I didn’t. It stayed in the back of my mind, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that while this is a project with its heart in the right place, its execution is horrible. Offensive, even, in cases that can’t be defended with the whole “it’s a tongue-in-cheek satire.” The characters can be broadly categorized into “Good”, “Eh” and “Bad.” Let’s take a look…

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August 28
2013

The Nintendo 3DS Now In 2D! Seriously

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Did you hear? Nintendo is releasing a new handheld gaming system! Today on their official YouTube channel, Big N has put up a trailer for the next iteration of their 3DS portable console, and it’s called….the 2DS.

Yes, really.

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August 16
2013

Boob Jam: Hooray For Boobies

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This is what I get for writing those articles about Dragon’s Crown; I dare say I’ve been pigeonholed. I know I’m in for an interesting day when I receive an email from Jesse with the subject “This Is All You Christian! ‘Boob Jam’” and whose opening paragraph is

We’re inviting game developers to make games about one of video game’s very favorite subjects: Tits!

Alright then…let’s talk about ta-tas.

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August 15
2013

Humble Origin Bundle From EA Supports Gay Causes

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You know the drill: pay a little money, get a lot of games, support charity.

For all the evil they do, EA does seem to try to counterbalance it every now and then with something awesome, and their Humble Origin Bundle is one of those things. The first half is the standard get-a-bunch-of-stuff-for-pocket-change thing. $1 will net you PC copies of:

  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 3
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
  • Crysis 2
  • Medal of Honor

Paying more than the average will also net you Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 + Starter Pack, and all but Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3, and The Sims 3 are available on Steam in addition to Origin.

The second half of the awesome are the charities that EA has chosen to receive benefits from the bundle as two of them are gay charities, which is why I’m writing an article about a sale in the first place. When you get a bundle, you can spread your donation across:

  • The Human Rights Campaign
  • Watsi
  • The San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • The American Red Cross
  • The American Cancer Society

This is a really good deal. Mirror’s Edge and Dead Space alone are worth $5, so getting a bunch more games besides AND donating to the SF AIDS Foundation make this a deal you shouldn’t pass up.

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August 13
2013

Pat Robertson: Sinning in Video Games is the Same as Real Life

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Well, I’m boned. According to the theological scholarship of CBN’s Pat Robertson, virtual sins are the same as real sins because you’re still sinning in your heart. On the one hand, it’s good to know that my affinity for show tunes and a filled-out speedo are the least of my barriers to entering the kingdom of heaven. On the other, I’m gonna need a rosary 5 miles long to atone for Lemmings alone. Start adding in all the other players I slaughtered in RIFT, Unreal Tournament, and Team Fortress 2 and the rest of my year is booked.

You can watch the wingnuttery for yourself. The video is 10m long, but you only need the first 2 unless you really wanna know if it really is sinful to have tattoos.