Posts Tagged: Video Games
How did video games go from being completely gender-neutral to being the centerpiece of a male-dominated, often misogynistic subculture?
Polygon’s Tracy Lien investigates in a fascinating history of the industry’s relationship to gender.
It’s interesting whether you’re into video games or not—though, as the article points out, if you play Bejeweled, Angry Birds, or even Windows Solitaire, you may be more into video games than you think....more
The writing life isn’t a game—except when it is.
The Novelist, an indie video game by Kent Hudson, lets you play at being a author without having to put pen to paper…though the game doesn’t seem too much easier than the real thing:
…you’re presented with the same fundamental question in nine different ways over the course of the game, that you start to learn about your own values.
Like a heist movie, the essay introduces the players (an Alaska Native educator and two games developers), sets up the stakes (the stereotypes of Native Americans that saturate the media), and then delivers the goods: the game they created together, about a young girl surviving in the Arctic....more
“If this was a blog post I wouldn’t have read it; if this was a video I wouldn’t have watched the whole thing, but because this was a game I played it until the end.”
That’s one commenter’s response to dys4ia, an autobiographical Flash game about transitioning to a new gender by Anna Anthropy....more
On June 27, 2011 the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a California law that would have banned the sale or rental of violent video games to minors...more
“‘You want to write a novel? Who’s going to read it? A bunch of people in grad school? Fuck that,’ Mr. Patrick said. ‘Everybody plays video games.’”...more
Near the end of my first date with Mary, the woman who would become my wife and mother to my son, I asked her if she would mind going out with someone who had a thing for video games....more