August292014

readingegm:

EGM #110

This is a huge feature on women in gaming and the games industry that Electronic Gaming Monthly ran. It contains interviews, editorial remarks, and general cultural information from the time period. It carries a lot of “90’s opinions” (in all the resonances that phrase could have) about women, but I think it is a huge historical resource and I would encourage people to share it around. Publications writing about women in games is not new, and this is something to point to in order to make that case. 

10AM

medievalpoc:

Kisima Inŋitchuŋa (Never Alone)

Okay, so, this looks amazing. Readers mirtabrkulj and and alisaxon linked me to the trailer for this game, developed by the Iñupiat people and coming out this fall for PC, Xbox One and and PS4.

From The Mary Sue:

Never Alone is the upcoming inaugural title from Upper One Games, which describes itself as “the first indigenous-owned video game company in the U.S.”

The game follows the adventures of a young Iñupiaq girl as she attempts to stop an endless blizzard. There’s a big focus on cultural authenticity here, with a foundation in stories that have been around for thousands of years, and narration read in the Iñupiaq language (English subtitles will be provided).

As someone deeply interested in both folklore and games, I think it’s wonderful to see a very old storytelling tradition join hands with a new one. Never Alone will be released this fall for both PC and console.

This seems like a must-have for anyone who enjoys medieval fantasy, fairy tales, and folklore; it also makes me overjoyed to see more medieval indigenous histories and stories being produced by indigenous-owned companies! I imagine fans of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (myself included) would be interested in this as well!
Official Site

August282014
August262014

Anonymous said: I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.

dgaider:

Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.

Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.

If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.

August252014
hunter subclass → bladedancer
     【 arc blade appreciation 】

(Source: spinmetal, via eezos)

11AM

femfreq:

Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.

August222014

Cate Parr on Etsy

(Source: sosuperawesome, via eezos)

art 

August212014

Anonymous said: nikki minaj is a gross fuck who is overly sexual and uses too many swear words I'd rather listen to something decent like mozart.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

vivalafro:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

image

Mozart - “Leck mich im Arsch” - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices, K. 231 / K. 382c

ok.

mozart writes about getting that ass licked

nicki sings about getting that ass licked

both true musical masters, honestly

The way art is suppose to be

August202014
frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

(via albinwonderland)

August142014
“Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel (via richeigecko)

(Source: officialteamgreen, via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)

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