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6:24 PM on 02.07.2015

10 Bad Arguments from Pop Culture Critic apologists

The reason I titled this "10 Bad Arguments from Pop Culture Critic APOLOGISTS" instead of "10 Bad Arguments from Pop Culture CRITICS" is that, from my experience, pop culture critics don't actually make arguments. They c...   read

2:21 PM on 09.05.2014

In defense of "the hate" Part 2: Hyperbole

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about "the hate" in the video game community. Gamers are portrayed as being hateful, mean, sadistic bullies who wish death on those who don't share their opinions. Those who make th...   read

5:53 PM on 09.03.2014

In defense of "the hate."

Recently, a bunch of developers supposedly signed some petition urging gamers to stop "hating." We've also been hearing a similar rhetoric from journalists for a while now. It is my belief that there is very little, if any, a...   read

7:45 PM on 07.30.2014

My Crazy 'Batman: Arkham Knight' Prediction That's Probably Wrong

This could potentially be a huge spoiler on the off chance that I'm right. I'm probably wrong, though. So you should read on anyway. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...   read

10:44 PM on 11.19.2013

Latest Tropes Vs. Cow Dumping is very reasonable

Cow dumps are not very comfortable to look at. Really, smelling them isn't either. I've always preferred to taste them. Just kidding. That's my idea of opening with humorous banter. Anyway, the newest(mooest?) cow taking a...   read

11:28 PM on 06.11.2013

Nintendo's Smash Bros. 'joke' causes trouble

Nintendo caused a bit of a storm during its new Smash Bros. character reveal. The problem arose when Wii Fit Trainer, A WOMAN, said in her character introduction trailer, "Feel the burn!" This blew up on Twitter and other ...   read

4:47 PM on 05.18.2013

Another Blog About Gender Stuff In Games

This originally started as a reply to someone else's blog, but it started getting pretty long. So I decided to just make it into my own blog. Game companies don't have an agenda other than that they want to make money. They ...   read

6:44 PM on 03.14.2013

Siblings Before Prostitutes

In light of the whole controversy surrounding the "Bros Before Hos" trophy in the recently released God of War: Ascension, I thought that I would share my thoughts on the whole situation. First of all, let me start by saying...   read

7:41 PM on 06.15.2012

Words I Typed About Tomb Raider

I've never been a big Tomb Raider fan. In fact, I don't think that I've played Tomb Raider since the PS1 games, and, even then, it was never for more than a few minutes. So it should come as no surprise that I haven't really ...   read

2:51 AM on 02.03.2012

Plight of the Mega Man Fan

Ever since Capcom's recent announcement that Mega Man and Pac-Man would be joining the already impressive roster of characters in Street Fighter X Tekken, Mega Man fans have been irate. You might think that they'd be happy, a...   read

9:39 PM on 01.30.2012

Feel Free To Pirate This

I just got through watching the latest Jimquisition about piracy, where Jim Sterling argues that the problem is publishers not making their content available in a way that is convenient for consumers. While I agree that this ...   read

2:12 PM on 01.19.2012

SOPAking retarded

I'm bored; so I figured I'd write a blog about my thoughts on how SOPA will turn out. Warning, possible spoilers lie ahead. SOPA won't pass, because too many people are against it since it allows the government to do X, Y, a...   read

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