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    Why #GamerGate Has To End

    If you haven’t heard of #GamerGate in the past few weeks, or months if you’ve been with us from the start, I am extremely jealous of you. Your head probably doesn’t hurt from watching this bizarre debate unfold before your eyes. But it never hurts to bring us all up to speed with a short…

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    Pokémon Y: First Impressions

    In just a little over a week I managed to eat, sleep and pretty much breathe Pokemon Y to point where I completed the main plot line, beat the Elite Four and collected a couple of mysterious legendary Pokemon. In this weeks time I managed to come to a conclusion about this franchise that I…

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    Ladies I have loved: Junon

    So I was reacquainted with my favorite game of all time recently, Dragon Force for the Sega Saturn. It’s an interesting take on the RTS genre. Players can choose from 1 of 8 kingdoms to start their journey of recruiting the eight members of the Dragon Force needed to stop the evil god Madruk from…

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    WINGS 101: Privilege and Videogames

    I am going to try to relate privilege to the topic of video games and media in general. Please check the Further Reading section at the bottom for more resources on this topic. Privilege basically means what it sounds like: some people have benefits (usually that they were born with) that make life easier for…

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    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. In taking a 300 level computing course on computers and society, I noticed immediately that the majority of discussions in the field of ethics explored the issue from a male euro-centric perspective. The discussions…

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    WINGS 101: Women in Game Studies Start!

    Welcome to the first attempt of a couple of undergrads to critically examine Gender in New Media. Specifically looking at the representations within Video Games. Each week we’ll be posting observations based off of weekly assigned readings. We’ll hopefully provoke thoughts which will in turn lead to fascinating debate. Undergrad #1 (AKA BoomTurkey) is in…