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Jun 13 // Handy

E3 Bingo: Where Dreams Come to Die

E3 is upon us once again, and so too are ridiculous predictions. Having exhausted every form of divination available in past years – tarot cards, coins, magic 8 balls – I was left with either the last resort...
Mar 21 // Handy

Remastered Collection announced for PS4, PS4 rebranded PS3: Definitive Edition.

Sony today revealed that they are well into production of their newest title, the “Remastered Collection”, said to be compiling the latest hits of the last five years with minor graphical improvements and fr...
Feb 06 // Handy

8 Game Trends That Need To Go

You Know what else needs to go? Intros. You know what a list blog is, you're smart, I trust you. (No, I'm not being lazy...) Tailing Missions You know what I love to do in my openworld games built around traversing the ...
Nov 11 // Tony Ponce

Rodea the Sky Soldier arrives Spring 2015 for Wii U and 3DS...

... wait...... hold up...... what?WHAT?WHAAAAAAAAT!?!?OH! OOOOOOOOOH! HOLY SHIT! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!I knew it! I fucking knew it! I never lost the faith! Oh, happy days are here again!I'mma dance a little jig now.
Oct 20 // Handy

The Brave New World We've Won.

  At first games were held in contempt, a toy for children and nothing more, and to an extent they were right, but gamers and the medium grew up together and came into their own. When the moral guardians told them ...
Sep 30 // Tony Ponce

My Favorite Game: Mega Man 2

I honestly didn't plan on responding to this month's Community Assignment until just a couple of days ago. You're all more than aware of my love for the Mega Man series, so my harping yet again about robots and jumping t...
Sep 08 // Tony Ponce

Tony Ponce was able to build this AMA in a cave

The other day, the lovely Brittany Vincent posted an AMA so that the readers could get to know their favorite new editor a little better. I love it when the "big dawgs" open themselves up to the community like that....
Aug 27 // Tony Ponce

ADDENDUM: Linkle IS female Link after all!

Hey, everyone! As you might have noticed, I've decided to start doing musings again in my spare time. It's been too long since I've written anything that wasn't weighed down by deadlines or the need to be run past a group o...
Aug 26 // Tony Ponce

The Legend of Korra proves why we need a female Link

I just got around to watching the Book 3 finale of The Legend of Korra (heart-wrenching ending, I might add). I'm always amazed by how good that show is. Sure, it doesn't quite reach the same lofty heights as The Last Airbe...
Jul 26 // Handy

What if Mario was... a GIRL!???!!!?

When they announced new Super Mario 3D World heads were sent spinning at the prospect of playing as Princess Peach, unfortunately, many were disappointed as both Peach and Rosalina reinforced gender normatives by running sl...
Jun 22 // Handy

E3 Predictions: The Results

With the dust settled I thought we’d take a look back at the E3 Predictions post to see who came out on top, and to just reflect on E3 in general. All in all I think it was a pretty good showing, something for everybody no ma...
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...
Mar 24 // RenegadePanda

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 everything, I was hoping you'd keep ...
Jan 27 // Handy

Is Toad Middle Eastern?

First, we discovered that the clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. were using the same sprite.  Later, mankind theorised that the entirety of Super Mario Bros 3. was actually a stage play. And now, I have unearthed the ne...
Dec 30 // Handy

2013 in Gaming: Better/Worse than Ever

What a year, eh? Another triumphant year for current gen consoles, the introduction of the next generation, the higher standards of AAA experiences and the greater exposure and availability of indie games. Yep, it’s a pretty ...
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...
Dec 10 // Handy

Carry Over Saves Are a Near Impossible Dream.

Can The Walking Dead deliver on its promise of past decisions affecting Season Two? Carry over saves were a revolutionary idea, the concept that decisions you made could have repercussions that went beyond just later on in ...
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 brain hemorrhage.  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 27 // RenegadePanda

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 inappropriate or old fashioned, but I've a...
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 20 // RenegadePanda

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 seems like a great decision, a s...
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 11 // RenegadePanda

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 I noticed something after the ...
Jun 08 // RenegadePanda

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 should really be focusing on is th...
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...
Jun 03 // RenegadePanda

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 wearing, beer guzzling, violent, ...
May 02 // Handy

Fanart Flops: Sonic walks with Christ, do you? (NSFW)

Welcome to Fanart Flops, the blog that insists fanart is one word no matter what spell check says. For those not in the know Fanart Flops is a collection of the oddest and most confusing videogame fanart by otherwise talented...

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