I didn’t write about Freedom Cry earlier because I felt that others had already said what needed to be said in their posts. There was a lot of discussion around bad/confusing controls, the dehumanizing upgrade system, and disappointment that the […]
I went into this experience with a basic idea of what to expect. I’ve been to the Quarters several times before, so I knew the ground rules. I remember the first time I heard there was an arcade bar in […]
“Awesome Games Done Quick” Is Really Awesome One of my favorite parts of the gaming community is Awesome Games Done Quick, a series of charity video game marathons. All of the players involved are speedrunners, which means that their goal in […]
I was scrolling through Facebook, when I came across a relevant Clickhole link. I would highly recommend clicking through and playing– it’s quite entertaining.
[TW: rape, graphic violence] Growing up in an American suburb, I have experienced more than my share of gratuitously violent media. I’ve always watched movies and played videogames, and, for the most part, they have not affected me too much. The […]
If you have a Gold account on Xbox Live, you can download Bioshock Infinite for free here. Apparently it shows up as regular price until you sign in with your Microsoft account. Source.
[No spoilers in the text- just a very depressing account of how many times I’ve died in this game so far.] Before you read my account, watch this video. It sums things up pretty well. Note: the video DOES contain […]
[Kentucky Route Zero spoilers. If you’ve played the whole game, I would love to know your answer to the question in the last paragraph!] At first, I approached narrative choices the way I do in most RPGs. In RPGs, I […]
[Papers, Please spoilers follow] I have tried so many times to finish “Papers, Please,” but each time I can only last a few days before I have to shut it off again. The guilt is unbearable.
The discussion in last class about female sexualization and exclusion in games ended in the interesting question of whether or not transparency is a useful value. In answering this, I want to talk about how different protagonists and, to a […]