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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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February 8
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it would seem that my friends are getting really greedy these days. I’m not sure how I feel about it…

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February 6
2013

Video: L.A. Noire Gag Reel

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Obviously, there will be bloopers when recording the voice work for a videogame, but in the case of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, the groundbreaking motion-tracking technology meant that the gag reel would be visual as well. Depth Analysis, the Australian tech firm that supplied the technology used by Team Bondi in L.A. Noire released this video of bloopers from their recording sessions.
After you get past the idea that it’s slightly insane that they would take the time to render the bloopers as fully as the final scenes in the game, it’s actually an amazing demonstration of just how amazing the technology is. It really does capture every single minute expression, down to the sneezes and tongue movements.

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February 1
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I can’t. I just can’t anymore.

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January 23
2013

John Lennon Is A SingStar

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john_lennon_2-12Well, this week’s SingStore update is a complete dud. Well, I guess not if you’re a big John Lennon fan. Because aside from a five-pack of Lennon tracks, there are literally only two songs in this SingStar DLC update. They are:

“Hot” by Avril Lavigne
“Animal Nitrate” by Suede

And then the John Lennon 2 pack, which contains “Mother,” “Whatever Gets You Thru’ The Night,” “Stand By Me,” “Nobody Told Me,” and “Jealous Guy.”

So… Better luck next fortnight, I suppose!

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2013

Nintendo Gets Direct With Upcoming Wii U Games

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WiiU_ZeldaWindWakerND_Scrn09Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct video this morning, and since it was focused on the Wii U, I couldn’t really get my panties in a bunch about them not mentioning Animal Crossing: New Leaf. There was some really good stuff teased, including some really high-profile game announcements. Shame that the release dates are likely to be 2014 or 2015!

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January 22
2013

This Week’s Rock Band DLC Isn’t Exactly Stronger

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Stronger-What-Doesn-t-Kill-You-Music-Video-kelly-clarkson-28156021-1209-680Well, for those of you (like me) with Rock Band Blitz, this week’s Rock Band Music Store update is a non-event. There are four tracks to choose from this week, but as they were all included with Blitz, they’re not exactly new. Although if you never bought Blitz, then they’re new to you! And they are some good songs, too. They are:

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
“Cult of Personality” by Living Colour
“Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” by Quiet Riot
“Spoonman” by Soundgarden

“Stronger” is the only one with keyboards, but they have added Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for “Cult of Personality” and “Spoonman” if that’s your bag, baby.

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2013

No Ni No Kuni For You

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noninokuniAll the way back in August of last year, I decided to place a pre-order with Namco Bandai for the Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition. It was only available through them, and the more people who pre-ordered the collector’s edition, the more swag they were going to include in the box. So I did my part. Unfortunately, in this case, the early bird did not get the worm. [UPDATED 1/23]