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August 6
2014

Interview: Michelle Clough on Video Game Sexuality

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At this year’s Game Developers Conference, long-time editor and localization specialist Michelle Clough gave a talk about male sexuality in video games. Having covered a few of the same points on gaming’s sexual double standard and the oddities of Cho Ainiki myself (albeit far less eloquently), I wanted to explore the topic with Michelle a bit more from her perspective. I recently reached out to her about bishonen men, fan service, and how games can better depict romance and sex outside of just the squishy bits.

Readers be warned, we are of off the normal waters explored in Gay Gamer in these parts. Here, there be fan-girls.

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August 5
2014

Hyrule Warriors Welomes Zant, Ghirahim, and Ganondorf

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Last night Nintendo aired a special Hyrule Warriors-centric Direct where the game’s creators broke down the details of the game. Much of what they discussed expanded on previously announced features and characters, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Chain Chomp weapons, giant Bomb-Chus, and strategic Cuckoo swarms were all shown off alongside previously announced stages and characters from Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and Twilight Princess.

We also got a new mode that harkens back to the original Legend of Zelda game. Players find themselves on an 8-bit map full of unlockable weapons and items, with each individual block-area housing its own unique challenge for players to overcome. Upon selecting a challenge players are transported to the fully-realized 3D map to complete their challenge. This Adventure Mode, along with two player co-op multiplayer, will give the game plenty of replay value once the main campaign is complete.

Lastly it was revealed that series villains Zant, Ghirahim, and Ganondorf will all be unlockable playable characters. This certainly balances the game’s gender scales somewhat, though the playable cast is still predominantly fiercely fabulous females.

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August 1
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

We had a little unexpected exit this week, but I’m not that heartbroken about it. Plus, we finished the awesome project we’d been working on (it was mostly me fishing up a lot of sharks to pay it off, but I guess some of the others helped a little bit…), which you’ll see later on!

There was also the usual weirdness, like the letter I got that read: “Dear Chris, A dark shadow was following me down our street the other day. I started to run, but it turns out it was just your dad. Still scary, though. – Mom” She included a lantern, which ties in nicely. But maybe she should have kept it for herself in case Dad sneaks up on her again…

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July 29
2014

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two – Episode Four: Amid The Ruins

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Season Two of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is nearing its climax, and things are getting seriously ugly. With Episode 4: Amid The Ruins, there are a few shockers, but also some quiet moments where you can reflect on how you got where you are and what exactly you did to get there. My spoiler-free review is after the jump!

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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

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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