GG on GG: The Problems with GamerGate

[Editor’s note: Given the touchy nature of this article’s subject, and the very real instances of harassment that have been connected to those involved with it, comments will be disabled. While normally we encourage a wide variety of viewpoints, including ones we may not agree with, to be shared on our posts we do not want to risk the safety of our readers, community members, or contributors. However it would be irresponsible of us to not comment on the issue at all, both as an LGBT-focused gaming site and as a gaming site at all. For anyone who has been lucky enough to avoid the GamerGate story thus far, here is a recap via the Washington Post that manages to cover things.]

I want to open with a nice, objective statement that I can be sure won’t dissuade specific groups of people from reading on ahead, taking the time to read what I’m saying, and critically engaging with the points I’m raising: but to be honest, fuck GamerGate, and fuck the people who choose to align themselves with it in spite of all the horrendous things it’s been responsible for.

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Invasion of the Iron Horde, a Look Into Patch 6.0

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 In comparison to some of the newer playable races like Worgen or Goblin, they just seemed outdated but now the new character models are right up to par.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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Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #196

Well, in the spirit of Halloween, I’m wearing part of my costume from this year’s party, and I also managed to put down Fantasy Life for a little while to play some Silent Hill. ‘Tis the season, after all! This leads me to ponder whether it’s better to play the classic version of a game or an HD remake… Which is the best experience to have? Make the jump to watch this week’s episode then add your own thoughts!

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Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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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NYCC ’14: Cosplay Gallery #3

The third gallery of cosplay photos from New York Comic Con 2014 is the first part of the “other” category. These are the costumes based on anything that’s not comics or videogames. So movies, TV, anime, cartoons, and miscellaneous. This time around there’s an extremely hot character from the anime Free!, a Slave Leia facing off against a Xenomorph, a bunch of guys literally just walking around in their underwear (seriously, they weren’t even trying to pretend it was a costume!) and… um, McThor? I guess? I’m not even sure, but it was really clever and super well-done. Check out the gallery and see!

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