“I can’t fap* to her that way. :)” Yep. This is a real quote from a real stranger watching my Twitch stream** of Overwatch the other day. They were referring to my character, Zarya, usually bubble gum-haired and in a shiny blue jump suit. I am in the closed beta for this particular […]Read more "Heroes and Heroines"
This is an abbreviated version of a longer article posted at Foxy Game Reviews. In case you’re not familiar, Blizzard has a new game coming out this spring called Overwatch. So far, they have a closed beta running, which means a very small number of people are invited to play while things are tested and […]Read more "Overwatch: An Exercise in Character Diversity"
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Please check out Part 1 before continuing. Achaea and same-sex relationships. Achaea has allowed same-sex relationship and been LGBTQ-friendly for years now. Given that we have real-life government workers walking off their jobs because –gasp! – they may have to award a marriage license to two people who […]Read more "Trendsetting in a Text World – Part 2: Sexuality and Gender Identity"
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. See Part 2 here. Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands. Heard of it? If so, please feel free to drop me a line, because I think I may know you! Otherwise, you’ll probably be like most of my readers who stick to the more visually engaging spectrum of […]Read more "Trendsetting in a Text World – Part 1: Focusing on Feminism"
Have you played Portal? It’s been out for a good, long while now, but I’ve only recently gotten around to playing myself. I’ll be honest here. The entire time I played, I asked myself over and over again, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” This game is challenging, hilarious, entertaining, and just downright fun. A […]Read more "How Portal Powers Through the Patriarchy"
I’ll come right out and say it: I play way too much Hearthstone. In case you’re not familiar, this is basically a Magic: The Gathering rip-off created by Blizzard Entertainment using digital cards which feature various monsters, heroes, and NPCs from the Warcraft universe. If all of that meant nothing to you, that’s ok. You […]Read more "Ladies Just Aren’t in the Cards"