video games

The Games We Play: Access This

People with disabilities have long had difficulty accessing video games for various reasons and with varying degrees of limited accommodations. Game play details ranging from color schemes in darker settings to story lines and fight scenes that can overwhelm cognitive understanding have left many... Read more »

The Games We Play: Hardcore vs. Casual

The concern that casual games are going to ruin the gaming market plays on a couple of assumptions: 1) That “hardcore” means “difficult,” something that only a veteran gamer of many years should be able to play intuitively, and should only appeal to that certain narrow demographic. 2) That hardcore... Read more »

The Games We Play: Playing with Anna Collier

I wanted to make sure that my voice wasn’t the only one droning at you during this series, so I bestowed some fangirl love upon some prominent pro-gamers in exchange... Read more »

The Games We Play: Pwn Anonymous, with Love

You can’t see me! Ha! The Age of the Internet has brought many advances in the way that we play games. It usually breaks down into three... Read more »

The Games We Play: With All Due Respect

If you are a service member on deployment or stationed overseas you may find yourself limited in the ways that you are able to spend your free time. You could spend... Read more »

The Games We Play: On the <em>Homefront</em>

Kaos’ Homefront starts with a very real line of succession, Kim Jong-Un, the actual named successor to DPRK’s current dictator. Dave Votypka from Kaos describes the two Koreas as the fourth... Read more »

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 »

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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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