You Know What's Gross? We Often Play Nice Guys™ In Games With Romance Options

A wise person once said, “Women aren’t vending machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.”

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You Know What's Gross? We Often Play Nice Guys™ In Games With Romance Options

A wise person once said, “Women aren’t vending machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.”

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What can we consider 'negative space' in games?

Most art can be boiled down to “the arrangement of items into compelling structures.”

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What can we consider 'negative space' in games?

Most art can be boiled down to “the arrangement of items into compelling structures.”

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Eating in a game should mean more than just food

Eating is a significant expression of culture and socialization. Specific dishes like birthday cake, Thanksgiving turkey, and movie popcorn have their own traditions associated with them, and sharing a meal with a person or group is a way to forge

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Eating in a game should mean more than just food

Eating is a significant expression of culture and socialization. Specific dishes like birthday cake, Thanksgiving turkey, and movie popcorn have their own traditions associated with them, and sharing a meal with a person or group is a way to forge

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Romero's Wives

Had to be Margaret Robertson not wearing skirts and not wearing heels Had to be Jenn Frank explaining equality is compassionate to all Had to be a handful of female main characters in a triple A sea Had to be

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Romero's Wives

Had to be Margaret Robertson not wearing skirts and not wearing heels Had to be Jenn Frank explaining equality is compassionate to all Had to be a handful of female main characters in a triple A sea Had to be

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How would a plant love someone?

How would a plant love someone? With this year’s release of Guild Wars 2, we were introduced to the sylvari, a species born of plants whose entire design is predicated on flora of some sort or another–from their leafy hair

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How would a plant love someone?

How would a plant love someone? With this year’s release of Guild Wars 2, we were introduced to the sylvari, a species born of plants whose entire design is predicated on flora of some sort or another–from their leafy hair

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Breaking out of a self-centered gamer mentality

There is one person  I think about when I’m playing a videogame. Here’s a hint: it’s not the characters I’m interacting with, nor the 2-dimensional cardboard cutout of a character acting as my avatar. It’s me.

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Breaking out of a self-centered gamer mentality

There is one person  I think about when I’m playing a videogame. Here’s a hint: it’s not the characters I’m interacting with, nor the 2-dimensional cardboard cutout of a character acting as my avatar. It’s me.

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At the Intersection of Police Brutality and Vigilante Tourism in Games

It’s hard to say what time it is, but it’s night. It’s always night in Gotham. Perched on the top of an abandoned factory I listen for the voices of two-bit thugs pulled up from the surrounding streets by a

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At the Intersection of Police Brutality and Vigilante Tourism in Games

It’s hard to say what time it is, but it’s night. It’s always night in Gotham. Perched on the top of an abandoned factory I listen for the voices of two-bit thugs pulled up from the surrounding streets by a

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What games teach us about guns vs real guns

There’s a line in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where a wizard describes a gun as “a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other.”

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What games teach us about guns vs real guns

There’s a line in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where a wizard describes a gun as “a kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other.”

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Creation Under Capitalism and the Twine Revolution

Our global network is composed of human minds uploaded into word form. On this plane the word is the most potent unit of force. It costs a couple of keystrokes to control someone else’s brain for a second, and longer

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Creation Under Capitalism and the Twine Revolution

Our global network is composed of human minds uploaded into word form. On this plane the word is the most potent unit of force. It costs a couple of keystrokes to control someone else’s brain for a second, and longer

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Games for adults

So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, we were just having a conversation and we thought we might get something to drink, maybe some

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Games for adults

So, a rabbi, a rabbit and a robot walk into a bar. The bartender sighs. Bartender: Is this another joke? Robot: What? No, we were just having a conversation and we thought we might get something to drink, maybe some

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