Gotta Catch Them All

Everyone knows that one guy, the super huge fan that collects everything they can get their hands on that is based on a company, series, or specific game. I myself have a decent collection of items based on Final Fantasy and Dragon Age. Collecting is encouraged in the gaming community with limited runs of special…

Amazing In Game Memorials

As easy as it is to be critical of gamer culture, one of the things that make me proud to be a gamer is when others flood in game to help place memorials or support those who have lost friends or family in the real world. Mainstream media tends to focus on those whom were…

When Games Fail To Deliver

Oh Mass Effect 3, how I loathe thee. Even after three years, this game is still a sore spot for me. Easily the best game of the series, it quickly turned into a giant mess of “what the fuck is this shit” in the last half hour of the game’s story. To the point that…

Backlash That Everyone Faces

In relation to my continued analysis of gamer culture, and my own response to Tropes Vs Women in Games (The videos for TvWiG can be found here and here) I want to take a look at an aspect of gaming culture that is often ignored when discussing women and female characters in game content, The…

The Mothers of Gaming

  From Clara in the Guild to Flemeth in Dragon Age, moms are a staple in gaming. If it isn’t mothers in the real world championing for how violent games are (here’s a tip; read the ESRB ratings,) they don’t really care about games, or they are like me, where gaming is character building and…

Women As Game Characters

When Tropes Vs Women In Gaming first hit the internet as a Kickstarter campaign, I was all for it. As a female Gamer I have noticed the disproportionate way women were portrayed in games, but worse of all how women have been treated in the industry. I was rooting for the project. I wanted to…

Is Final Fantasy XV Sexist?

Final Fantasy. It is synonymous with diverse party members. So why is it that XV’s main playable party is all men? As much as it might seem at first, I don’t think this is any nefarious plan by Square Enix to disenfranchise women in games. Has there ever been a main series game that is…

The Gaming Industry, Don’t Be In It For The Fair Wages

Kotaku posted an article yesterday that got me thinking about my younger dreams (and current wishes) of working in the gaming industry. It also makes me glad I never made it. You can read the original post Kotaku is responding to here. Yes, games are an art. But they aren’t the same as a single…

Doctor Strange Trailer Has Dropped!

And I couldn’t be more excited. I thought I would start to feel tapped out from all of the Marvel films being churned out. I am excited. Yes Tilda Swindon is a whitewashed character. Her role is a serious Catch 22 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If they went with the original creation there still…

Standard Nerd.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, or more apt, the local comic “Dugout” in 1994 that was only a few blocks away, I learned I was a nerd. I have had a love of comics since I was little, and more so a love of fantasy. The Higher the better. My…