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Occam Thoughts: Podcasts

I have found myself seeking some accompaniment when I am playing video games.  I used to listen to albums and audio books but lately the name of the game has been podcasts.  There is nothing more...   more



You Wanna Adopt Me? I'd Adopt Me.

Another year has come and gone.  The hot dog breath of Summer is slowly relenting and giving way to the cool quiet of Fall.  PAX Prime aka the Battle in Seattle aka the Group Hug is happening sta...   more



Goodbye Robin

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say goodbye to a man who taught me how to laugh and the your eccentricities are a strength rather than a weakness. Yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know ...   more



Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So let’s see.  It’s been a while since I wrote one of these. What’s new with me?  I’ve been engaging in all kinds of media lately.    I’ve been playing a silly amount of Final Fantasy IV: A R...   more



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 a...   more



Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun.  Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit.  You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick,...   more



10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

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...   more



I'm Not Dead, Just Really Bored. And This Is What I Did.

Oh, hello.  Do you remember me?  It's been awhile since I've posted anything, you know, and I really hope you didn't forget me.  I mean I did buy you that pony you wanted for Christmas and everyt...   more



Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.  There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG. Most of us can recall with fond remembr...   more



Stop. Look around.

Here's a gaming habit I hope to break.  I often find myself racing through beautiful, meticulously crafted environments just to complete some objective, progress the story, or collect some to u...   more



The Anthology Format

So here's the deal, Games should succeed on their own merits, separate from those of other media. This is what I hear from most people who want to see games grow "as an industry." They tend to t...   more

The Anthology Format


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 b...   more



A Weekend with the PS4

On Friday (the thirteenth, no less) I got a call from Gamestop. They had PS4's. I made a run over on my lunch break and picked it up, along with Killzone. Of course, as Supreme Leader of the PS F...   more

A Weekend with the PS4


Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)

Art.  I love art.  Art ART ARRRRT!  Fun to say, fun to collect.  So as a creature who relies almost solely on visual memory and who works in a gallery, its no big shock that my collecting procliv...   more



So you want to get DAT PAPER in Grand Theft Auto Online

Some people feel like they don't get enough dosh in Grand Theft Auto Online. That's okay. They went into it with certain expectations while I with others. The numbers, though, and the contents ...   more

So you want to get DAT PAPER in Grand Theft Auto Online


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 ...   more



Free-To-Playday 2

As I write this, at least this part, it is four in the morning. My dtoid friends and I have just completed an enormous session of that started all the way back when The Last of Us was supposed t...   more

Free-To-Playday 2


Amazon: The Character You've Been Waiting For

Now that I'm eighty hours and four different classes into Dragon's Crown, enough to get a paycheck were it an employer, I've come to a realization that's going to surprise some people: Not only i...   more



Killing Death

We're currently going through a family crisis.  My father-in-law is 80 and has had a brain hemorrhage.  My husband immediately flew out to be with his father and after 10 days, he's finally bac...   more



Killer is Dead, like Matt Lees' Career

Pictured: Perverse, leering misogyny. As usual, and I've noticed it is quite usual, a feminist made a snarky, aggressive video telling someone to fuck off, told people criticizing it to fuck off...   more

Killer is Dead, like Matt Lees' Career


For Quality and Performance Improvement

The chili con queso death ball is back. tears came out it is too happy / 10. How many P's is this now? 1080. 60 F's per S. More like Sexadrive. Some knew it was coming, but now I am too. W...   more

For Quality and Performance Improvement


I Like Taking It Off, Sticking It In. (NSFW)

I'm not afraid to say it.  I like taking it off, and sticking it in.  I've been doing it for years, and I'll openly admit that it gives me pleasure in doing so.  Some may consider it inappropriat...   more



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

This started as a response to 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 plea...   more



Xbox 180? Let's Just Remeasure That...

So by now everyone knows, Microsoft has officially ditched their DRM policies and allowed you the ability to share your games the same way you've done it for...well, ever.  On the surface this se...   more

Xbox 180?  Let's Just Remeasure That...


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

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 Baldur's Gate 2. In Dragon Age: Origins, dumped me after beco...   more



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 undeci...   more



Gaming Is More Than Just Playing A Game.

It's been awhile since I tapped my inner soul to write a blog.  A long time since I've let my emotions surface in a way expressed through anything but intense cynicism and social isolation.  But ...   more

Gaming Is More Than Just Playing A Game.


Microsoft Made The Xbox One Better, And Here's How.

A lot of random, angry adjectives have been thrown at Microsoft lately regarding the Xbox One and it's unusual desire to regulate everything you do on it.  Look, I get the anger, but what we shou...   more

Microsoft Made The Xbox One Better, And Here's How.


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 comp...   more



I Participated In A Focus Group, And Here's What We Came Up With...

Today I did something I've never done before.  I participated in an industry based focus group.  I thought it'd be a great chance to see if mainstream America really was full of backwards hat wea...   more






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