Author Archives: SarahBeck


SarahBeck

Currently works as a software developer of EA. She has a BSc in Computing Science and enjoys JRPGS, anime, and Ruby on Rails. You can find her on Twitter at @sarah_bytes. Opinions are my own.

My First YEG Girl Geek Dinner

On Wednesday January 29th I attended my first YEG Girl Geek Dinner. YEG Girl Geek dinners are (from their facebook page): Edmonton Girl Ge [...]

Jade Empire and Creating Cultural Norms through NPCs

  I recently played through Jade Empire, a Bioware RPG release in 2006 and set in a fictional East-Asian society. It’s a little b [...]

Postmortem: Bioshock Infinite

I finished playing Bioshock Infinite this summer, and I have been mulling on the game for some time. I was really impressed by the art and s [...]

Ladies Learning Code Edmonton: Learning Html, CSS and Javascript

On July 6th I had the privilege of mentoring a Ladies Learning Code Html/CSS session in Edmonton (I’m in front on the left! ). The Ed [...]

A Movement Encouraging Girls to Code and Make Games

This post is a hearty plug for a lot of cool stuff happening in order to address the gender gap in Computing Science. So this evening I was [...]

WINGS 101: Learning Race and Racism from Videogames

The intention of this post is to initiate a conversation about the treatment of race in games. Countless resources have been written about t [...]

Fire Emblem Awakening, Gender, and Heteronormativity

****THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS**** Let me start this post by saying, Fire Emblem Awakening is one of the best RPGs games I have ever played [...]

Feminist Ethics in Computing Science and Gaming

Hey readers! This post reflects my opinion only. 🙂 Ethics and Computing Science seems to be desperately lacking a feminist perspective. I [...]

Dead Island’s Zombie-Bait Release and Rape Culture in Games

**I would like to issue a trigger warning, this post contains discussion of violence and sexual assault.** Techland, producers of Dead Isla [...]
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