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September 1
2014

The Quest Recap (Eps. 5 and 6): Some Assembly Required

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Last we left our would-be Heroes of Everealm, there was an OGRE charging towards Castle Sanctum. Oh, and there’s a bonus episode tonight making for a full two hours of epic Quest-ness!

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August 26
2014

The Quest Recap (Ep. 4): Gender Wars

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When we last left our faithful Paladins (er, excuse me…I mean Paladine), they were engaged in simple castle courtyard chores like picking up straw and shoveling horse poopies. But that all came to a screeching halt when alarms sounded; Castle Sanctum was under attack!!!

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August 22
2014

Luciano ‘Kaidan’ Costa Does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Longtime GayGamer readers are no doubt familiar with Luciano Costa, the openly gay face model for Mass Effect‘s Kaidan. When not helping save the universe from the Reapers or modeling that gorgeous face of his, Costa runs with the SoCal Social Club, organizing recreational and networking events for the LGBTQ community of Southern California. Today (well, yesterday) he joined the masses by participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

I know, I know….your internet has been clogged with these videos, but it’s all for a good cause and anyone with a crush on Kaidan will no doubt enjoy this one.

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August 19
2014

The Quest Recap (Ep. 3): HUMPERDINK HUMPERDINK HUMPERDINK

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So I had my very own quest this week, but of the road-tripping down the entire length of the East Coast variety. ‘Twas arduous, but then I pit-stopped in Atlanta. ‘Twas magnifique…et très gay. Then I bee lined west to Louisiana. So here I am, and I only just plopped down on a couch to catch up on ABC’s The Quest. I wonder how Queenie is doing!

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August 12
2014

The Quest Recap (Eps. 1 and 2): Welcome to the Renaissance Faire, Now Try Not to Laugh!

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First, let me apologize for my absence from GayGamer! I was lost in the cornfields of Iowa performing some seriously cool operas with not nearly enough time for writing, and when there was time to write, well, napping. I’ve been road tripping since then and my trusty Xbox360 has been stuck in a duffle bag between two beach towels, none of which have seen the light of day all month. But there’s been a recent development in the world of reality television that I couldn’t just not write about.

I don’t know if you’ve heard about The Quest, but it’s this LARP-ing, Renaissance Faire, B Movie, Reality TV Competition hybrid and there are just SO many ways to feel about it. All these mixed emotions welling up inside me, and I just had to watch the first two episodes on my dad’s DVR storage. This was a decent decision. Here’s Episode 1. SPOILER ALERT.

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May 30
2014

So, Mario’s Hawking For Benz And Making Gains

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It’s no secret that Nintendo’s looking for new ways to make money and turn things around for the Wii U.  But by the looks of a new Japanese Mercedes ad, as the big N’s revenue stream has been shrinking, Mario’s been getting swole.

One of the tactics Nintendo of Japan has announced for getting more Nintendo-branded product out there is to partner up with other industry leaders to co-develop Nintendo IP.  While this has already spawned games such as Luigi’s Mansion:  Dark Moon, the fun-but-regrettably-scripted Metroid: Other M, and the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, I kind of expected all these collaborations to be…video games?

But, as it’s prone to do, Nintendo has taken a hard right turn where no one expected and is letting Mercedes use their central mascot to hawk the GLA model in Japan.  And Mercedes has given us the closest thing to a Nintendo-licenced gritty Mario Bros. reboot that the world will ever see.  Check out the guy in the video after the jump.  Not only do those blue overalls and red shirt look like they had a once-over from whoever designed the Batman uniforms from the Nolan films, but that dude looks completely jacked.

I guess hawking fine cars buys a lot of protein shakes?

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April 17
2014

Amy Schumer Presents A Very Realistic Military Game

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[Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault] I’ve recently discovered the comedic stylings of Amy Schumer, thanks in large part to her new Comedy Central show. The program, Inside Amy Schumer, sees the comedian performing stand up, interviewing people on the street, and act in longer sketches. Much of Schumer’s humor, though certainly not all, is told from her perspective as a woman; a breath of fresh air for Comedy Central. Her jokes run the gamut from absurd, like infidelity by way of clown orgy, to satirical, as with the viral-hit Aaron Sorkin parody The Foodroom.

One of her newest sketches lands itself in the realm of uncomfortably thought-provoking, tackling a whole number of issues: Sexism in gaming, sexism in the military, and even delves into some of the harsh realities of sexual assault in both. Please count that a warning before you hit play.

PHEW. That’s a lot to process in less than three minutes. “I am so thrilled that this game doesn’t actually exist!” I thought after watching this sketch. Then I realized: It does exist. Only unlike Schumer’s game, we’re not playing them from the perspective of the victim.

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