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Category Archive: Video Games

  • Pokemon Go Banner
    13th, July
    Pokemon Go: The Impact Around the World

    It’s only been a few days since Pokémon Go launched in the U.S.​, Australia, and New Zealand, but there’s no denying its impact and popularity. Droves of people are ​making their way to local parks and churches to stare intensely at their phones while they catch fictional monsters from nearby PokeStops tagged with lures and battling for ownership of the…

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  • Overwatch Tracer Pose
    30th, March
    The Sexual Tribulations of an Overwatch Pose

    Something happened on the internet yesterday. No, I’m not talking about how we’re all weaker than this grandma who deadlifts 225 lbs (but holy crap lady). I’m speaking of course to the removal of Tracer’s “over the shoulder” pose in Blizzard’s Overwatch. Sparked by a post written by community member Fipps, it challenged the butt-centric shot for being out of…

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  • Dragon Age Inquisition
    18th, November
    Newbies to Dragon Age, Lend Me Your… Eyes

    The reviews and marketing have done its job: I’ll be picking up Dragon Age: Inquisition despite not completing the previous games. Granted, I was pretty set on playing the game once I saw a more extensive demo at E3 this year, which is why I downloaded Dragon Age: Origins to catch up on the story before…

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  • Writer Ideas
    04th, October
    The Hardest Thing about being a Freelance Writer

    Driving ferraris and attending parties with goody bags full of diamonds are what freelancers are made for, but that’s not the realistic picture of how freelancers actually live. With the luxuries of working from home and setting your own schedule come the hurdles of sporadic work availability and the too frequent non-payments. Though my situation is…

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  • The Walking Dead Seaon 2 Quotes
    04th, March
    I’ve Been Quoted for a Game!

    Below you’ll see a few outlets like IGN, GameInformer, and Machinima… that last one is me! I’m so happy that my first endorsement quote is for a video game like Telltale’s The Walking Dead! It feels a bit surreal. I’m also relieved it was used in the right context, given some of the horror stories I’ve…

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  • Pile of Shame Video Games
    13th, December
    How to tackle your pile of shame

    The dreaded pile of shame: a culmination of all the games you set aside when life got too busy. We all have one, and it’s a haunting reminder that greatness awaits if only we had more time to sit down and relax, controller in hand. But fret not, for there is a light at the…

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  • Stop the Hate Rage Gamers
    01st, May
    Stop the Hate (Gamers)

    In 2002 the world was introduced to Friendster, with MySpace soon to follow, but it was Facebook launching in 2004 and Twitter in 2006 that truly solidified the power of social media. These platforms have sparked millions of people to become more vocal of their ideals and opinions, and this in turn is shaping traditional…

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  • IGDA
    28th, March
    A Note on the IGDA Controversy

    Another party, another controversy, this time at the Game Developer Conference. You can be sure if there’s an article denouncing a party or event of some sort, it usually involves women. The IGDA has come under fire after news broke out that their GDC party last night had a group of scantily clad women dancing…

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