So, Anita Sarkeesian, who does the Feminist Frequency Vlog has decided to do a series on the tropes of women in videogames. Now, she’s touched on this before, talking about Bayonetta and the ad campaign surrounding that game. But this time she really wants to get into the meat of the roles of women in… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #218 – Now With More Misogyny
So, I know that Facebook games are supposed to be for women, the hated and maligned “Casual Gamers.” As if fucking around on Facebook games is going to somehow take away your penis or something, I don’t even know. But the fact remains, there are games on Facebook, I am a gamer, I like games,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #204 – I Review a Facebook Game
Jen has emerged from her long post-grad school hiatus, to give us a column! Everybody wave and say “Hi!” When the first Neverwinter Nights game came out in 2002, I played the hell out of it. Shadowlords, Dreamcatcher, and Penultima—I devoured the custom content, and I even had a stint as a beta tester for… Read More Bad Game Writing – A rare Jen-spotting
So, the Geek Husband What Rules got Batman: Arkham City for his birthday. The gameplay is excellent, even for someone like me who has trouble controlling the camera. It’s a huge sandbox of a world, well imagined. It’s beautiful. There are tons of missions to undertake, major and side missions. As with Arkham Asylum there’… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #201 – Arkham City
First I’d like to start off by saying thank you for the supportive emails and comments I’ve gotten on the last podcast. I’m glad you like me, you really like me, and you want me to stick around. I really enjoy doing both the blog and the podcast and I’m done being bullied away from… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #199 – Where is My Heart?
What do you get for the Geek on your list? Well, kind of depends on what they geek on, really. But here’s a few suggestions for geeks of all genders, ages and categories. ThinkGeek.com I’m not even going to beat around the bush, I’m just linking them here because if you have a geek, ThinkGeek… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #198 – Holiday Gift Guide
I hate it. A lot. The Geek Husband What Rules is playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and in several levels you are attacked by dogs and have to kill them. Every time one of them yelps, I flinch. I noted this on my personal Facebook, and a friend replied that he found it interesting… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #195 – Violence Towards Animals in Videogames.
ETA: I have played it now, and it is every bit as fun as it looked. I still suck at controlling the camera and the character at the same time, but I’m getting better. Ok, I don’t usually review games I’m not playing myself, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to get… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #188 – Mother Humping SPACE MARINES!!!!!
So, The Mary Sue has an awesome article on the brouhaha about the first female pro-Starcraft player. And honestly, between Becky Chambers, who wrote the article, and someone in the comments who appears to be a dude calling himself EclipseGc, I don’t really think I can add much to the discussion. I applaud Becky and… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #183 – Get Over It.
Wow. I don’t think I have ever read such a damning review of a videogame in my life. Ars Technica’s valiant videogame reviewer, Ben Kuchera, has played Duke Nuke ‘Em Forever so that none of the rest of us ever have to subject ourselves to it. I knew it was going to be bad, what with… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #176 – Other People Have Played Duke Nuke ‘Em So No One Else Has To.