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The Games We Play: The Whitewashing of Video Games

One of these things is not like the other… Many game designers and developers deliver games that meet the minimal requirements to make me happy, but... Read more »

The Games We Play: It's Just A Game

I often have trouble discussing my observations of social justice themes in various entertainment media with people. Usually I find that people take issue with my wanting to look further into a topic that they are enjoying, and if I criticize or attempt to dissect it, I must be attacking their... Read more »

The Games We Play: The Light is Right

The false dichotomy dividing "good" and "evil" into groups represented by light and dark goes back further than my first memories of seeing The Empire Strikes Back at the drive-in. It is a way of looking at the world around us and packing things into neat little boxes, and it has enveloped... Read more »

The Games We Play: The Default Hero

Despite the fact that, according to the ESA, gamers are about 40% women and girls (to be really general), it doesn't seem that the world of developers and marketers has caught on terribly to these stats. Or to many things, actually. Read more »

The Games We Play: The Way I Play

Oh, Pickaxe Pete, the times we spent together! Video games have long been a fascinating escape for me. I've never been and can not now be what one would consider a "... Read more »

Genderlicious: What do you think of <i>Hey Baby</i>?

Via my home planet of Racialicious: Borderhouse deconstructs a new flash video game called "Hey Baby." Borderhouse says: The game is called "Hey, Baby", and it... Read more »

Mad World: Is the Bayonetta Campaign Innovative Advertising or Sexual Harassment Training?

The widely popular video game Bayonetta boasts an advertising campaign that rivals the onscreen sexism of the game itself. In Tokyo, a large billboard in the subway invited passersby to literally strip off flyers to reveal Bayonetta naked underneath. The campaign perpetuates and encourages sexual... Read more »

Raising Trouble: Thanks for Reading

"Raising Trouble" wants to thank you for being great hosts! Also, some thoughts about TV, video games and sex. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: GameCrush

Get your barf bags ready, 'cause this one's a doozy. GameCrush is a douchetastic new web service wherein men pay women to play video games with them. Don't even bother clicking on that link - the beta version has... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Amazon Sells ANOTHER Rape Simulation Video Game

Earlier this week I thought I was suffering from douchebag deja vu when I read that Amazon.com was selling yet ANOTHER rape simulation videogame, this time called "Stockholm: An Exploration of True Love." Read more after the jump! Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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