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June 3
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4 – “In Sheep’s Clothing”

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The last episode of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us felt like it was spinning its wheels, but now the latest episode, In Sheep’s Clothing, feels like it’s actually building up to the grand finale. We also get some more shirtless Bigby wolf in Episode 4, but unfortunately, after the events at the end of the previous installment, let’s just say that it’s really not very sexy. Unless you’re into gaping wounds and compound fractures…

Read on for my thoughts on this episode! (With minimal spoilers — promise!)

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June 2
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #175

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The gaming community is all atwitter about the newly-released Mario Kart game, but not me.

Sadly, this is just another reminder of a section of the gaming community that I will never be a part of. Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast and I’ll explain…

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May 31
2014

Smash Saturdays: May 26th-30th

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Hello everyone, we’re back for another installation of Smash Saturdays! This week was a fairly interesting one. We got some great screenshots and yet another unexpected announcement. Without further delay, lets jump in!

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May 30
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

This was a good week in Geneva. I hate to take pleasure in someone leaving town, but… well, I did! Other than that bright spot, it was a pretty quiet week! Read on for the highlights!

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May 28
2014

It’s Hard Being Tomodachi With Corporations

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Recently, an uproar tore out across the internets when Nintendo decided not to include same-sex relationships in their life-sim game Tomodachi Life; people were incensed, Nintendo issued a fairly standard apology, people were mildly more optimistic but also still kind of sore. In response, there have been questions, confusions and concerns from folk criticising the backlash against Nintendo, for various reasons.

Many have echoed Nintendo’s sentiment of “social commentary” by claiming that games are “just games”, they’re escapist fantasies, they’re entertainment, and as such, they shouldn’t serve any “political agenda”. But games are not just “escapism”, they’re not just frivolous forays into time-wasting in between reading “Ulysses” or “Animal Farm”, they’re not “just” anything – there’s an entire side to the games industry called serious games! Games, like any medium, like any artform, like any kind of entertainment – both reflect the culture that created it and influences that society’s perspective. As Anna at BorderHouseBlog notes, choosing to abstain from “social commentary” on an issue IS social commentary — any action in a politically-muddied situation is political action. Similarly, Nintendo’s initial decision not to include same-sex relationships – and their subsequent decision not to – did not happen in a vacuum. They happened in an industry already hesitant about, if not inimical to, LGBTQ representation, in a culture where LGBTQ people are already marginalised, poorly represented and discriminated against.

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May 27
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #174

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It’s only just now Memorial Day Weekend, but the summer blockbusters have been coming fast and furious for the past month or so. Thankfully, after a couple of duds, the new X-Men movie turned out to be pretty dang awesome. At least, in my opinion. After I rave about Days of Future Past, I then move on to talk about my excitement that SingStar lives on! Watch this week’s episode after the break!

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May 24
2014

Smash Saturdays: May 19th-23rd

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Greetings fellow gaymers! We’re back with another entry in Smash Saturdays! Towards the end of the week Sakurai gave us some interesting pieces of information and a pretty good surprise! Without further delay, let’s jump into this week’s screenshots.

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