This will be an extremely short post, but it's something that's had a lot of attention recently due to twitter campaigns like #1reasonwhy and things like the "girlfriend mode" scandal. This is a really hot-button issue for me, and there's a lot more I want to say about it. This is a massive problem I'm talking about in an incredibly simplified way, but you'll get the picture. For now, however, I'd like to respond to the many people that I've seen say that Sexism isn't an issue in gaming.

 
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As you may have seen in previous articles on the site, this weekend was the final beta testing weekend for Guild Wars 2. I logged on Friday, having waited since 2007 to play, and took a deep breath - and spent the next 15 minutes trying to decide what race to play as.

 
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Alice: Madness Returns, the sequel to the 2000 cult hit American Mcgee's Alice, is somewhat...terrible. As you may have noticed, this is a running review, and it does contain my first impressions - and those are, "this game is awful". So why write a piece about it?

 
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Wow, it's been a while since I posted something about my arcade stick. Well, I blame it all on the fact that I've moved more often in the past 8 months than I had in my previous 27 years of life. Now that I'm settled in - at least for a while - I decided to finish what I started. Also, getting Marvel vs Capcom 3 for 10$ helped jumpstart the engine. Sadly, it turns out that what I started was a convoluted mess, and half of what I'd done was wrong. The basic concepts were there, but where the execution ended up, I'm not too sure.

Not looking too shaby, amirite?
Not looking too shaby, amirite?


 
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I purchased Def Jam Rapstar, in a bundle with the microphone, for $5 a few months ago from Best Buy. In case you couldnít tell, this is an indication that the game did not meet sales expectations. Talks of a sequel were quieted after its poor performance, with some discussion about how unlike Rock Band and Guitar Hero, the game did not seem to find a receptive audience. Iím here to write that I was that receptive audience. This is a game that was targeted perfectly to me, but more interestingly, itís a game Iíve ended up giving a surprising amount of thought to. To put it succinctly, Def Jam Rapstar helped me understand what white people love about white people music.

 
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