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July 8
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #128

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Oh my God, this heat!

And it’s even worse because I just got back from a Fourth of July vacation up at a lake where the temperatures were 10 degrees cooler on average… and there was a lake to swim in! It wasn’t as relaxing a vacation as I’d hoped for, what with my brother’s kids and all keeping me busy, and I was really only able to play 3DS the whole time. But I did experience the horror that all gamers fear when something potentially terrible happened to my 3DS… make the jump, watch and share the nightmare!

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July 8
2013

The Ouya Chronicles Part 1

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Oh hey Internet! I didn’t see you there! My name is Matt Conn and I’m the creative director of GaymerConnect. This is from of a series of articles as a guest contributor GayGamer.Net on the launch of the Ouya, this one focusing on the actual “launch” and initial perception of the system.

So I wanted to give the Ouya, a console run by an LGBTQ CEO, a fair chance and see what this new console here is all about. This is my attempt to be as nonbiased as possible. We’ll see how that goes.

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July 5
2013

E3 ’13: GayGamer.net Men of E3 Awards

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E3 is nothing short of a spectacle. With huge TV screens, swag given away and loud music coming from all directions, game companies do their best to grab your attention so you will stop by their booth. That sometimes includes asking women to dress up, often provocatively, to pass out swag and urge you to come to check out their booth. Gaming websites often take time to devote entire photo galleries to these “booth babes”, giving their readers a glimpse of what its like to be at E3.

Well this year GayGamer.net is taking a different approach. In addition to our interviews where we got to know the women of E3, we also wanted to bring you a photo gallery devoted to some of the hottest men of the con, in the first ever “Men of E3″ awards. Similar to both the” booth babe galleries” and “Best Game of E3″ awards at other sites, we searched the show floor to find the guys working the con that served as our eye candy throughout the week. On top of that, we chose several outstanding guys who we allowed to keep their fabulous pink awards as official “GayGamer.net Men of E3″ recipients. These guys aren’t only attractive but also very nice and supportive of our presence at E3. I’d be proud to bring any of these guys home to meet the parents. We hope you enjoy the photos and we look forward to next year!

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July 5
2013

E3 ’13: Booth Babes: Also People

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Editor’s Note: After a conversation with Alli Thresher of Harmonix we realized that our video, while certainly not without its own merits, perpetuates the notion that the only women at E3 were promotional models. This is most certainly not the case, as many female game developers and other workers were present at the con. So to have originally titled this our ‘Women of E3′ was quite misleading.  Our original intent with this video was to subvert the booth babe gallery trend, but we now realize that what could have *really* made an impact was to highlight ALL the amazing women working on the show floor whether they were booth babes, game devs, PR people, journalists, or any other number of things. Next time around we promise to be a little less short sighted.

Original: In a companion piece of sorts to our Men of E3 Awards, we here at GayGamer.net decided to do a piece covering the women of E3 as well. But we wanted to put our own spin on it. Most sites do a gallery or feature on the women of E3 and all you see are sexy pics. Well we decided to just ask these hard working ladies “what’s up?” What were their names? What games do they play? What else do they like to do?

While the show didn’t have a ton of ‘booth babes’ this year, the women we found were all pretty awesome once you actually stopped to get to know them. (And when they weren’t trying to eat my brains.)

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July 5
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, the rain just won’t let up in Geneva. All week it’s been raining more often than not. It’s sort of helpful, because I don’t have to worry about watering my flowers, but at the same time, it’s just kind of dreary. Also, I was convinced it was going to ruin the fireworks on the Fourth of July, but… well, there wasn’t actually a Fourth of July celebration. Guess they don’t have that holiday here. Oh well! Make the jump for all the rest of the activities!

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July 3
2013

E3 ’13: GayGamer Meets Game Church

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While wandering the halls of E3 2013 the GayGamer team stumbled across a rather unique booth. While partaking in some free beer we noticed a large image of Jesus and signs telling people that God Loves Gamers. Turns out we had discovered the one and only Game Church:

“Not a website for Christian gamers, GameChurch is a website for everyone looking for a different perspective of gaming and to ask any question about the culture of gaming, religion, gaming addiction or story.”

But does God also love gaymers? We had a chance to speak with Mikee Bridges, the founder and director of Game Church, to find out:

The guys over at Game Church were real sweethearts and had one of our favorite booths of the whole convention! We always love to see gaming groups that are all inclusive and, despite our own preconceived notions, turns out that’s what Game Church is all about.

Check out Game Church’s official website by clicking here, and be sure to give them a follow on twitter.

And the next time you’re at a gaming convention and see a big picture of Jesus with an Xbox controller don’t hesitate to approach! These guys were a real class act, welcomed us with open arms, and even gave out free beer! What’s not to love?

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July 3
2013

You Can Be Gay In Rogue Legacy, And It Doesn’t Mean A Thing

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Rogue Legacy by Cellar Door Games has an interesting wrinkle added to its gameplay. The Metroidvania roguelike borrows the idea of successive generations of heroes from the iOS game Infinity Blade, in that each time you die your progeny take up your sword and your cause to fight the good fight. Also like Infinity Blade your offspring inherit your skills and strengths, so you’re never truly starting over when you start over. So far, so standard, but in addition to inheriting stats your children also inherit conditional traits. Your new character might have gigantism, which makes them extra large and confers strength bonuses; or he might have nearsightedness, which reduces your field of view; or he might be gay, and that doesn’t mean a thing. Which means everything.

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