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#INeedDiverseConventions: HavenCon Is What Gaming Culture Needs

In 2014, gaming culture came under attack. Not from social justice warriors. Not from persons of color, women, or LGBTQIA. Gaming culture came under attack from a group of individuals who thought they owned the gaming culture.  1,315 more words


There & Back Again: A Survivor's Journey Through Video Game Culture

I don’t remember a lot of my childhood, but I remember getting the PlayStation. The first game my older brother and I played on it was… 1,896 more words

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Plot Corridors in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Video games sometimes have difficulty telling a good story because of the necessities of what a game must do to be a game. By giving the player choices, game plots can approach levels of depth and complication that plots in old media could only imagine; when presented with three choices on where to go to solve the current plot issue, prioritizing one option over the others must necessarily have consequences, or else the choice becomes superficial and arbitrary, the player feels their impact on the game is minimal, and the plot remains essentially static and linear. 1,309 more words

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Amiibo Story: Bowser

In a weird way, Bowser has been my life long video game arch nemesis. Since the original Super Mario Bros. was the game that got me into video games years before I was even old enough to go to school, I’ve been battling the King Koopa for as long as I can remember. 400 more words

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Next Game: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Last week, I played through Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and I found a line of discussion within it about the ways fanservice are used in video games. 258 more words

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Operation Fanservice

While playing through Slant Six Games’ Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, it was difficult not to come away with a single idea in mind: Fanservice. 1,009 more words

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Amiibo Story: Diddy Kong

Flash back to the summer of 1994. I’m only 10 years old at the time, so there’s almost no reason for me to receive mail. On this particular summer day, I open the mailbox with a VHS tape addressed to me from Nintendo. 469 more words

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