“I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

“Mattie is just so hot—”

“I know, right!? I keep hoping she’ll give girls a try.”

My girlfriend and I are in bed. A tangled debacle of dyed hair now enjoined in communal swoon. Mattie Brice brings the pubescent high school crush to your lazy late morning love-a-thon. Read More “I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

This Week in Misogyny: Reading List

You didn’t think I was going to leave you with all the terrible news without giving you some lighter reading, did you? No worries, I found a ton of cool things for y’all to check out, though that’s not to say you might not have the occasional ragestroke. Come on in for a hefty dose of listicles, smart writing, hilarious satire, and PMag boyfriend Dulé Hill (you know that’s right). (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Reading List

A First Step Across the Plane in Magic: The Gathering

I’ve always been nerdy in that I like to read and wear glasses. But I’ve never been much for the big nerd (or geek) pursuits: I’m so-so on Tolkien and Doctor Who, I don’t care about Star Trek or Star Wars, and so on. I’ve never played “real” Dungeons and Dragons, and I only play RPG video games because I enjoy mindless violence. So it was definitely to my great surprise that I found myself spending a recent Saturday night playing Magic: The Gathering.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Read This Instead of Shopping

Cyber Monday? Sure, you can buy a cashmere sweater at 25% off, but wouldn't you rather read the best of the ladyblogs?

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Guild Wars 2 Beta Review

This weekend I and several hundred boatloads of other people got access to the first Guild Wars 2 Open Beta event; 60 hours of fighting, dodging and accidentally unleashing violent underworld beasts (I’ll get to that) in the fantasy land of Tyria. What unravelled was an MMO quite unlike any I’ve played before – one that played the way I think I always imagined an MMO should, but never seemed to. Join me after the jump for more.

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Serious Female Video Gamers: Yes, We Exist

I’ve been a gamer now for most of my life–I remember sticking an enormous floppy disk into my drive and loading a game from DOS; I remember playing my first FPS (or “First Person Shooter,” for those in the dark here); and most of all, I remember logging into the massively multiplayer online game (MMO) World of Warcraft for the first time and creating Cressida, the primary character with which I game these days. Read More Serious Female Video Gamers: Yes, We Exist