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Games

“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.

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News

News in Asia

Hello lovelies. Welcome to “News in Asia” time! 

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Sick and Tired of Gamer Bros

Just stop, dudes.

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This Week in Misogyny

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 […]

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Games

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 […]

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You Complete Me Internet

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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Games

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 […]

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Perspectives

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) […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson is a certified media junkie and a hip-hop feminist, turning pop culture on its head with spot-on anti-racist and -sexist criticism. She’s an in-demand writer whose work has been featured in The Guardian, The Root, Bitch Magazine, and Slate’s Double X, and she has contributed to books like Feminism For Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex […]

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Technology

PC Gear

Anybody who wants to do serious gaming needs a serious computer. Does this mean having all the bells and whistles and keeping up-to-date with the “trends” and spending $2000 on a PC? Maybe not. Personally,  it cost me about $1000 to keep my PC up-to-date every two to three years.

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Feminism

Surprisingly Feminist Website: Cracked

If you’re anything like me, you gravitate toward websites/blogs and news outlets that lean liberal, and more important, lean feminist. But you also have interests and hobbies that are unrelated to politics, and sometimes you have to switch your feminist radar to “standby” when you wade into other websites.

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Perspectives

Your Game is My Drug

Reading the video game reviews around these parts always gives me mixed feelings. I feel really out of the loop when it comes to games, because I’m a bit of a recovering addict. It’s like a reformed alcoholic checking out the martini menu at a restaurant. I rarely do it because I always get sucked […]