Zoë Quinn is a finalist for a 2018 Hugo Award

Aspiring video game developer and professional victim Zoë Quinn has been nominated for a Hugo Award. The Hugo Award is an annual award for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements from the previous year. Under the category of Best Related Work, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can … Continue reading “Zoë Quinn is a finalist for a 2018 Hugo Award”

Anita Sarkeesian is a time traveler

I was looking at some 0ld punk rock albums from the 1980’s and 90’s and I stumbled upon this Black Flag album from 1990, My War. The puppet’s head bears an uncanny resemblance to video game critic and super feminist Anita Sarkeesian. What is Anita Sarkeesian doing on an album cover from 1990?  This was long before she is … Continue reading “Anita Sarkeesian is a time traveler”

YouTube star Pewdiepie uses n-word on live stream

The YouTube megastar Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as Pewdiepie, is in the news again. Once again, it’s for something negative. While playing Battlegrounds, he referred to another player as the n-word. He then almost immediately realized what he said, apologized, giggled, and then called the guy an asshole. Like any of that would un-ring … Continue reading “YouTube star Pewdiepie uses n-word on live stream”

Video games should come with a physical manual

I recently bought Blood Bowl II for the Xbox One. It’s based on a turn-based board game from the British games company Games Workshop. It’s a cross between American football and the fantasy world of Warhammer Fantasy. When I tried to play the game, I was disappointed to learn that it didn’t come with an instruction … Continue reading “Video games should come with a physical manual”

Australian retailers remove Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V, known simply as GTAV by its fans, has been yanked from Target and Kmart shelves in Australia. This was in response to an online petition signed by over 45,000 supporters who object to the game’s graphic violence and its portrayal of women. People in Australia can still buy GTAV, they just … Continue reading “Australian retailers remove Grand Theft Auto V”