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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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Preview: Read Only Memories

MidBoss‘ upcoming cyberpunk adventure game Read Only Memories – or ROM – is due for release next year, and, to give would-be players a little taste of what’s to come, they’ve released a playable demo over on their website – and we’ve taken a look to …

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November 7
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, we had Halloween, and even though I didn’t want to really participate this year, I still dressed up and wouldn’t you know, I actually still got a brand new piece of creepy furniture. Without barely trying! Score! There were also a couple of attempted defections and the usual fun. Read on, MacDuff!

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November 5
2014

11.5.2014 Nintendo Direct Recap

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While there have been a number of game-specific Nintendo Directs since E3 2014, there hasn’t been a company-wide one with a greeting from Satoru Iwata in some time. Today that all changed, with the company showing off a number of upcoming titles for their Wii U and 3DS consoles. Watch the full Direct right here and read on for a full recap.

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2014

Help Flame Con Light Up Our Lives!

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Our buddies over at Geeks OUT have just launched a massive Kickstarter campaign to create Flame Con, New York City’s first LGBTQ comic convention! But it’s not just comics, because their release describes the event as “a one-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing dozens of creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom, including comics, videogames, film, and television.”

Since 2010, Geeks OUT has been hosting events for the LGBTQ geek community and establishing queer-positive spaces for fans at comic conventions. (I volunteer at their New York Comic Con booth every year!) But for 2015, they want to invite everyone to Flame Con!

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2014

NYCC ’14: Cosplay Gallery #5

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For the grand finale of my New York Comic Con 2014 cosplay photos (I told you there were a lot!), I’ve saved the videogame ones. Here you’ll find a super cute Fox McCloud, a pair of super gay Ice Climbers, a fabulous Yuna, a slightly creepy Wii Fit Trainer, and the most adorable PaRappa!

Oh, and you might also spot me in there, too, as I dressed up for Saturday when I worked the booth for Geeks OUT! ;-)

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November 3
2014

Invasion of the Iron Horde, a Look Into Patch 6.0

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Now that pat 6.0 has finally hit, the new expansion for World of Warcraft, Warlord of Draenor, is right around the corner. The game has gone through some massive changes already with the pre-paching of 6.0. Including the Toy Box, reagents tab, new character models, a pre-patch event, and a giant stat squish.

The new character models for the Dwarf, Draenei, Gnome, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, and Undead have been really needed for a long time now. In comparison to some of the newer playable races like Worgen or Goblin, they just seemed outdated but now the new character models are right up to par.

The toy box and reagents tab are something that have been a long time coming. The reagents tabs, which can get bought for 100g from a baker, now has a ton of room to store all the crafting mats you have. It also comes along with the convenient button that moves all of your reagents from your bags and bank into it. With materials now stacking up to 200, storage of materials has become much less of an issues. Also freeing up space in our bags is the toy box located in the collection tabs next to mounts and pets, where you can now store “toys’ which is a new label many in-game usable items have been tagged as. All you need to do is click on them in your bag and they move into the toy box, making them available for all of your characters.

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2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it was slightly easygoing this week, since we’re leading up to Halloween. I’ve pretty much decided that I’m not going to bother with the big hoo-ha with Jack and everyone dressing up and stealing candy. I’m just not in the mood…

But I have decided on a costume! Though you’ll have to wait until next week to see what it is. Read on for this week’s fun!

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October 24
2014

Impressions: Fantasy Life

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As a fan of Animal Crossing, I was naturally delighted when Nintendo invited me to participate in the early access program for the upcoming 3DS RPG Fantasy Life, as the game has been compared to AC. However, aside from being able to talk to animals, fish, catch bugs, dress up, and buy and decorate homes, they’re totally different. Let me explain…

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