It’s been an ugly couple of weeks for gaming culture. Not only did the Zoe Quinn affair erupt, leading to the increased harassment and abuse of an indie games developer for the crime of being a woman in gaming, but Anita Sarkeesian was driven from her home by death threats following the release of the latest […]
Archives for August 2014
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread. Today’s suggested topic: When is the last time a video game scared you? When’s the last time a video game made you cry? (Well I can’t exactly post the moment that made me cry, can I?) As per always, no hate, no trolls. Have […]
Dear Dr. NerdLove, I’ve have been dating my girlfriend for about four months now. It was some sort of non-official “valentines day” here in my country yesterday and we went to a bar to grab something to eat. of course I paid the bill. I pay the bill 97% of the time. Anyway, my girlfriend […]
<This is co-published with Thought Catalog> So on Monday, I wrote a thing about Christy Mack’s assault at the hands of her ex-boyfriend and the slut-shaming and victim blaming that resulted. It’s a complicated and tangled enough topic that it’s difficult to fit every angle and wrinkle in. But there was one topic that I wanted to […]
Another Wednesday, another open thread. Today’s suggested topic: what’s your guiltiest of guilty pleasures? As per usual: no hate, no trolling. Other topics are, of course, always welcome. Have at it.