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Jun 11 // Elsa

So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn? I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first and say "hi", before giving me ...
May 08 // Elsa

10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1. If you're a male, you're wrong. One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right. Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle class white woman with a n...
Dec 30 // Chris Carter

Dtoid GOTY 2013: Chris Carter's picks

I try to make a lot of timeto play videogames. This year,I've played around 270 new games. That's new in 2013, as in, newly released this year, and doesn't include replays or retro titles. So as you can imagine, I had a lot...
Dec 19 // Elsa

The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could be blinded from the s...
Nov 07 // Chris Carter

Great things are on the way: I'm now heading up reviews for Destructoid

I'll keep this brief. Destructoid has had a few losses lately. Tony and Jim in particular are dear friends of mine (who I will follow across the ends of the internet), and it's sad to see them go. But make no mistake! They ...
Aug 21 // Elsa

Feminist Frequency and Relevance...

So, Anita Sarkeesian has completed her "Damsel in Distress" trilogy. In the first video, she introduced the trope and gave some historical background to it. She spoke of how the male rescuer was the subject and the woman ...
Aug 12 // Elsa

Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis. My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brainhemorrhage. My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally back home now. It's been several ...
Jun 25 // Elsa

No means no... but sometimes it has to be said out loud.

This started as a response to Glowbear's excellent blog recapping some recent events at E3, but it grew far too long, and I've never been concise... so I'll put my huge ramble here in my own blog, but please read her blog FIR...
Jun 18 // Elsa

It's all about who you're sleeping with...

original Possible spoilers for the Mass Effect trilogy ahead... proceed at your own risk! I've mentioned it before, but I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to video game romances. I dumped Anomen the wimp in Bald...
Jun 12 // Elsa

More questions than answers...

As with many console launches in the past, this year I've come away with more questions than answers. I'm usually a Sony fangirl, but for the next generation of game consoles, I'm still undecided between the Xbox One and t...
Jun 04 // Elsa

Fun Facts about Females

Meet Jane. She owns a smartphone or tablet. The install base on Android and iOS devices alone is larger than all the current gen consoles combined. According to Flurry (an app analytics company) there are also about 26 m...
May 24 // Jon Hartley

The stubborn, unlikable Xbox One

There are a lot of reasons not to like the Xbox One. Its pretty ugly, representing the boxy design favored in 1980s electronics more than a modern, sleek look like what weve seen popularized in recent years. The name? Yeah,...
Apr 23 // Elsa

The sound of many hands fapping...

... is now silenced. Apparently the fap button has been replaced by a generic "like" button and previous fap records have all disappeared. I find I rather miss seeing the fap numbers on some of my previous blogs as the faps...
Apr 08 // Elsa

Deal with it.

Yup, the next Xbox might not be for you. The rumours of an "always on" internet connected next-generation Xbox aren't particularly new, though recent leaks and the distinct lack of any outright denial seem to further confi...
Apr 02 // Elsa

I think I'm going to be defiant!

I got to level 157 or so in Defiance during the beta week... so apparently I liked the game. It releases today on my Birthday, April 2nd, and there's a pretty decent chance I'll be getting the game...because Birthday monie...
Apr 01 // Chris Carter

IAmA writer for Destructoid.com AMA

I like games. All kinds of games: indies, JRPGs, platformers, FPS thingies, you name it! Feel free to ask my anything on Retoidded. The more videogame related it is, the more likely I'll respond <3 Proof: https://twitter.com/DtoidChris/status/318768673563230208
Apr 01 // Jim Sterling

Bring us Merlenderl, and wipe away the debt!

(Made with loving juiciness by Michael Towns)
Mar 25 // Chris Carter

My wife surprised me by redecorating my game room when I was at PAX (shortblog)

So this one is going to be pretty short, but I just had to share it with you guys. After working like crazy at PAX East this weekend, getting my hands on every game I could, I came back to an AMAZING surprise -- my wife a...
Mar 22 // Elsa

Just call me Farmer Elsa!

I never did play Demon Souls... even though I normally love WRPG styled games. I heard it was difficult, as in brutally difficult and when I want to have my ass kicked, I generally load up an online multiplayer FPS game like...
Mar 13 // Elsa

Me and my digital dick...

I've been a gamer since I was a nameless, genderless, adventurer in games like Zork and Myst. I then moved on to the Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dales series of games and I always had the option to play as a...
Mar 06 // Elsa

Damsel in Distress....

I know that Anita Sarkeesian's "Damsel in Distress" initial video of her examination of Tropes vs Women in Video games is due to drop tomorrow, so I wanted to get some of my thoughts out previous to viewing her video. I si...
Feb 14 // Elsa

Gaming Porn for Women

Last year for Valentine's Day my husband got me a funny little book called "Porn for Women" and included really nice pictures of guys saying things like "God, that's SO interesting... tell me more" or "Oh look! The NFL playo...
Jan 08 // Chris Carter

Carter's Quest 2013: Every Splinter Cell game ever

[Read on for a description of every Splinter Cell game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.] 2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading my Quests, I'm going to ...
Jan 01 // Chris Carter

My top games of 2012

Hamza did it. Kyle is doing it. Brett, Holmes and Allistair are doing it. Heck, your mom is doing it. Everyone's making a top game list! So I'll make one. Of course, the hardest part is narrowing down all of the amazing gam...
Dec 11 // Chris Carter

Carter's Quest 2013: Every main series Elder Scrolls game ever

[Read on for a description of every main series Elder Scrolls game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2013.] 2013 is going to be an exciting year. Now that I know you guys enjoy reading my Quests, I...
Nov 21 // Elsa

Competition, video games and real life...

I'm not a competitive person. I tend to prefer multiplayer shooter games that are based on team tactics and allow for helping out team members with the ability to play medic or engineer or other non-shooty aspects to the g...
Nov 15 // Elsa

Surprise!

So I finally (after trying out a LOT of demos) found a Kinect game I actually like. Someone on another blog indicated that the game Rhythm Party was similar to the old Eyetoy Groove game... so I looked up the demo and gave...
Nov 05 // Jon Hartley

Putting the "No" in November

I'm definitely in the minority when it comes to my complete and utter lack of excitement over what most consider to be a huge month for videogame releases. I'm unswayed by the prospect of jumping into the moonboots of Maste...
Nov 02 // Elsa

The Halo 4 sexist banning threat has no balls.

First off, for those that don't know - I am an old, white female. My gender has occasionally been questioned, but I can describe menstrual cramps in detail, and I can also now give a crash course in early menopause... and ...
Oct 24 // Jon Hartley

The Hardest Trigger to Pull

MAJOR SPOILERS for Episode 3 of The Walking Dead follow. If you haven't played it, please, stop reading and do so. Bookmark this page or something and go experience it yourself instead of letting me ruin it for you. If you ...

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