I Don’t Know What To Call It

Last night I found myself for a short time at Anita Sarkeesian’s blog, Feminist Frequency, watching a video about the persistent use of the ‘Damsel in Distress’ trope in video games. Sarkeesian does high quality production on high quality topics, and this was no exception. But I found myself flashing back to a post I […]

World of Warcraft: An Origins Story

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment released the fourth expansion for their hugely-popular World of Warcraft game. Mists of Pandaria adds new levels of gameplay, new race (Panda people!?), a new class, and all kind of other nifty new features. It also marks the first expansion I will not be playing since joining shortly after the […]

And On I Go

One step done and another begunAnd I wonder how many miles? – Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia, New Speedway Boogie Do you play video games? I’m talking about the relatively simple ones where your objective is to clear the screen, a game like Bejeweled or Zuma, or, going way back, Space Invaders or Pac Man. Those games […]