Archive for the ‘Video Games’ Category


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March 6
2014

Gender and Sex fluidity: Digital Extreme’s Warframe’s unintentional queer commentary

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Digital Extreme’s MMO third person shooter Warframe has been in open beta for several years and has garnered a large fan base since then. As an avid player  myself, I’ve begun to look deeper into the lore and basic premise of the game, beyond the action-packed sci-fi space ninja fighting that Digital Extremes uses to advertise the it. I have not been alone in this respect, and the game’s forums house players tired of its open beta stage and looking deeper into a variety of aspects of the game- one of those aspects being gender.

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2014

Review: The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode Two: “A House Divided”

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The theme for the second season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is clearly trust. Yes, there are still shambling undead monsters craving living flesh, but now the other humans can prove just as dangerous, if not more so.

In the recently-released Episode Two, “A House Divided,” Clem’s adventure continues with a brief moment of joy before everything takes another turn for the horrible. There’s also some gay characters this time around. My spoiler-free review is after the jump!

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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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March 4
2014

Let’s Play Grand Theft Auto V With Coco Peru

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We’ve spent plenty of time with Grand Theft Auto V, from playing tennis with it, to critiquing its story “about masculinity”, to addressing its use of pervasive transphobic stereotypes. In spite of the game’s offensive content the controversial title was met with near unanimous praise for its revolutionary gameplay by critics, including Gamespot’s own Carolyn Petit who received backlash from fans for calling out the game’s misogynistic elements in her otherwise glowing review.

So what happens when a legendary drag queen like Coco Peru, a major voice in the LGBT community, plays the controversy-laden Grand Theft Auto V?

Magic. Pure magic.

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March 3
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #162

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Last week’s episode was a shortie, but this week I’ve got much, much more to talk about, so it’s a longie!

I wrapped up two games and started another (and sampled yet another)! Make the jump to watch this week’s vidcast to see what I ramble on about this time!

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February 28
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, everything changed this week! Major change! Nobody moved away or anything like that, it’s just… well, read on and you’ll see!

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February 27
2014

Otome Time: Sweet Fuse

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The amount of women I’ve dated in video games is almost uncountable. On the flip side the amount of men I have dated in games is almost non-existent outside of a few Bioware titles and indie games. There are a number of reasons for this, but thanks to Aksys’s recent localizations of otome games like Sweet Fuse, a genre focusing on romance and usually with a female lead, I am slowly but surely drawing closer parity with dating men in games.

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