Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories.
A new study which attempted to explain the sexist reactions of men when traditionally male environments (read: online multiplayer video games) are invaded by women has discovered that “lower-skilled” male players were more hostile to female teammates. Or, as PCGamesN put it, “the worst players were more likely to be…
Kegels can be a necessary part of one's routine (for everyone, but I don't do them because I always forget — stop picturing it, gross), but they're also time-consuming and kind of boring and difficult. Enter a new app that will change all that, turning your kegels into a joyous gaming experience like no other.
Sometimes, while waiting for my energy to return so I can complete a high-profile national ad campaign at PopGlam, I wonder: How much does Kim Kardashian actually have to do with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood? Are we talking some straightforward licensing deal, or what?
Turns out video games are pretty close t0 ye olde Disney movies, where a female character often needs to be saved by a man. But in a new game called The Last of Us, lead female character Ellie is saving herself. User interface designer Alexandria Neonakis, who works for Naughty Dog, the company that created The Last…
In today's edition of Missing The Point, Penny Arcade, a large gaming company that has previously dredged up controversy for making rape jokes, is trying to be diverse by offering diversity lounges at its Seattle, Boston, and Melbourne expos.
Browncoats rejoice! Joss Whedon's space Western Firefly may never return to television, but the 'verse goes on. And soon, you'll be able to have a ship and crew of your own, when Firefly Online launches for the PC and Mac. We've got an exclusive first look at the ships, the guns, the characters and more.
Polygon has this amazing article on girls and gaming: No Girls Allowed. I'm fascinated by the shiny art and cool formatting, but there's plenty of substance to back it up. Tracey Lien traces through the history of games and how gendering is essentially a marketing ploy:
As if gaming didn't already face a perception problem: The PlayStation 4 is practically brand new, and Game Revolution reports that someone has already used it for what appears to be a non-consensual broadcast of his naked wife.
The Mary Sue had a frustrating article up today about the almost trollish behavior of the XBox Live Support Twitter in regards to a woman reporting rape threats in Call of Duty. It seems as if Xbox Live's response to rape threats is a big old "eh. *shrug*".
The boob jam is a "game jam" (where video game developers create games around a common theme) focused on guess what: BOOBS. But not in a male gazey way.
As we all know, ladies and gents, when you are harassed and threatened with violence and rape in a space you visit for entertainment — like gaming — it's your fault.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced some shocking news: they're promoting Julie Larson-Green, who is a FEMALE HUMAN BEING, to the head of Xbox. The online gaming community is shocked. Reddit is shocked. The guy from "Red Dead Redemption" is shocked.
The new Grand Theft Auto V trailer was released yesterday, and I gotta admit: It looks pretty fucking fresh. There's all sort of cool new features — most notably, for the first time the game features three lead characters that you can seamlessly switch between. Unfortunately, all three of those characters are men.
We've long heard tales about the fabled female gamer, but feared she was as mythical as Santa Claus. Come on: ladies?? Gaming?? But two new studies prove that women make up nearly half of today's gamers. D-U-H.
Yesterday at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference, a man and a woman demonstrated a new fighting game, Killer Instinct. The man, a producer on the game and so therefore winning easily, tells the woman at the :27 mark to "Just let it happen, it'll be over soon."
This 90-year-old woman tries Oculus Rift VR headset — virtual-reality hardware that lets the wearer interact with virtual environments — to explore a 3D version of Tuscany. She freaking loves it, and her reactions are priceless — "Oh, this is something else. And I'm still sitting where I was?"