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February 11
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us Episode 2

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The second episode of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us has been released, and “Smoke & Mirrors” picks up right where the first episode’s shocking cliffhanger left off. As a reader of the Fables comic series this game is based on, I assumed I knew how the cliffhanger would be resolved, but the writers instead threw in a twist that made the mystery even more complicated! Make the jump for my full thoughts!

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February 10
2014

Putin’s Olympic Game Gets Gay Friendly…But Fem-phobic?

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Over on GamesOnly.com Dutch game dev Robin Ras has released Putin’s Olympic Game, a title designed as protest against the Sochi Olympics and host country Russia’s anti-gay laws.

The game sees players controlling Russian President Vladimir Putin, donning a tutu, in what Ras describes as a gay friendly figure skating competition. On Game Politics Ras was quoted as saying:

“After all complaints about the Russia’s Anti-Gay Law, right before the Olympic games, we immediately had the idea of making a game out of protest,” said Robin Ras. “In this game we portrayed Putin as a extremely gay friendly and that appeals to a large group of people.”

“Figure skating at the Olympic Games in Sochi has all ingredients to create a light-hearted game on this sensitive issue,” Ras added.

Now, I’m all for as many light-hearted jabs at Putin and his anti-gay nonsense as we can get. Saturday Night Live’s Heterosexual Figure Skating sketch was a delightful piece of satire. The SNL sketch works  by subverting the figure skating = flaming homosexual cliche while simultaneously taking a dig at Putin’s homophobic politics. Even out of context the sketch works.

I’m not sure, though, that I can say the same about Putin’s Olympic Game.

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February 10
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #159

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Luckily I wasn’t so drugged up from my hernia surgery that all I could do was watch Netflix. I actually managed to play quite a bit of Fable III. I even got married! I downloaded a couple more games, but who knows when I’ll get a chance to play them. I did squeeze in the new episode of The Wolf Among Us, once Microsoft figured out a workaround to their glitch that wouldn’t let people download it without having to pay again. (Because a workaround was apparently easier than actually fixing the error, I guess.) Oh, and I saw a movie that was totally awesome. Everything is awesome! (Except for hernias!)

Make the jump for the whole vidcast!

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February 7
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, this week I lost a friend, and turned out to finally have gotten the hang of building snowpeople. Just in time to kind of not want to. Oh well! Plus, we had a holiday that I don’t understand the point of! Read on and I’ll tell you what happened this week in Geneva!

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February 3
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #158

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This episode I follow up on last week’s cliffhanger and reveal which of my many backlogged free games clogging up my PS3 and Xbox 360 hard drives I decided to play. It was bad enough when they were selling more games than you could play, but now that they’re just giving them away? Geeze!

I’m very open minded. I’ll try anything once! Make the jump to watch this week’s vidcast and see what I sampled!

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January 31
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I had a lot better luck this week with building snowboys, and with neighbors trying to leave. Plus, after last week’s milestone, I was able to hit another one! Read on to find out what it is! (And to find out who in town is being extra creepy this week!)

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January 31
2014

The Snow Cones, StreetPass and Sex of FurCon

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Do you know how difficult it is to get in an elevator when the guy next to you is in a six-and-a-half-foot canine costume?

I’m at Further Confusion, one of the largest annual meet-ups for furries. Thousands flock to San Jose each year to socialize, drink, and party. It brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city and quite the spectacle for locals to gawk at and snap cell phone pictures of. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

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