Category Archives: Gaming

“You are Sarah Kerrigan”: Starcraft 2 and player identity

Okay, enough of this serious shit.  You know what I feel like talking about?  Storytelling in videogames.

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What World of Warcraft and a year-old hashtag meme can tell us about feminism’s PR problem

I’ve been thinking further about my last post.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about how it relates to the #sorryfeminists hashtag meme from a year ago. Yeah, sometimes I don’t understand how my brain works, either, but hear me out.

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World of Warcraft, Street Harrassment, and Depicting vs. Condoning

[Thanks to Misanthropology 101 for first bringing this topic to my attention.] World of Warcraft landed itself in some minor controversy yesterday. Some of the idle NPC dialogue in their latest patch features two male orcs discussing the attractiveness of … Continue reading

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Small bits of fulfillment from a backlit home row

[NOTE: The following was written in April 2013] I got a new keyboard yesterday. My old, cheap one was having rollover issues while gaming (if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry about it), so I did some research … Continue reading

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