Posts Tagged: Polygon

Podcatcher #2: Rose Buddies

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Rachel and Griffin McElroy, hosts of The Bachelor fancast Rose Buddies, talk about about the problematic aspects of the show, how they stay hydrated, and what’s up with all those McElroy podcasts.

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Pong Was Not For Boys

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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 […]

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Alaska Native Culture as a Game—But Not a Joke

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If you liked reading about narrative video games about the trans experience, you’re sure to enjoy this Polygon piece on “the first indigenous-owned games company in the United States.” 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 […]

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