Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming

Last summer, I committed to playing--and completing, if possible--as many last-generation console games as I could. I'm slow to adopt new tech, so even though the new console had already been available for three years, I made my usual excuses: my old one still works, there were still so many games I'd never played on… Continue reading Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming

Elsewhere on the Internet: Representation in Games

I've been enjoying PBS Game/Show, a smart, engaging, and well-presented video series on gaming issues that was recommended to me by several clever friends. Perhaps I like the series particularly well because the presenter appears to share my politics on many issues--and he's great at addressing or deflecting comments to keep the conversation inclusive and constructive. So… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Representation in Games

Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories

I have a post up at The Ontological Geek as part of their romance series this month (which Critical Distance kindly linked and quoted as well). I'm writing about a pattern I've noticed in the Bioware video games I love to play: a fantasy race (elves in Dragon Age, asari in Mass Effect) whose people… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Game stories