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Thor is a Feminist – Jason Aaron’s Amazing Take on Marvel’s Classic Hero

Last September Marvel made headlines by announcing that in the new Thor series, Odinson (aka the previous Thor) would no longer be Thor. Rather, a woman would be wielding the hammer Mjolnir and headlining the comic. Importantly, she wasn’t going to be called “She-Thor” or anything like that. What may seem like a simple name choice signals that the new Thor, though she is a different gender from the previous, was not going to be defined by it. There was certainly a good measure of push back from dude-bro’s who couldn’t imagine a woman being Thor. Thankfully, the comic came out and after its initial eight issue run I can say with full confidence that Thor is a woman, she is a feminist, and she is amazing. Continue reading Thor is a Feminist – Jason Aaron’s Amazing Take on Marvel’s Classic Hero

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Split-Screen Gaming’s Dissapearance

I love Rocket League. I love it because it’s a game I can play together with my friends on the same couch on the same TV in the same room. It’s easy to pick up, understand, and begin playing. It’s a blast together. Rocket League inspires camaraderie like the best local multiplayer experiences. However, games like this are becoming rarer and rarer, almost extinct in … Continue reading Split-Screen Gaming’s Dissapearance

Arkham Knight’s Big Problem: Female Representation (no images)

One of the side quests in Arkham Knight has you trying to save Catwoman from the Riddler, who has strapped an explosive collar to her neck. After completing one of the eight trials Batman and Catwoman are talking. Batman says “You must be honored.” Catwoman replies “At being what? Your motivation?” This exchange reads like a subconscious acknowledgement on the part of Rocksteady at the role of women in Arkham Knight: motivation for the player. Continue reading Arkham Knight’s Big Problem: Female Representation (no images)

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Arkham Knight’s Big Problem: Female Representation

One of the side quests in Arkham Knight has you trying to save Catwoman from the Riddler, who has strapped an explosive collar to her neck. After completing one of the eight trials Batman and Catwoman are talking. Batman says “You must be honored.” Catwoman replies “At being what? Your motivation?” This exchange reads like a subconscious acknowledgement on the part of Rocksteady at the role of women in Arkham Knight: motivation for the player. Continue reading Arkham Knight’s Big Problem: Female Representation

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Nintendo E3 Digital Event Recap and Reactions

Nintendo’s press conference, or rather, their Digital Event, was short, sweet, and downright charming at points. They didn’t overstay their welcome and they showed all the right games. There were some odd choices, like Metroid Prime Federation, but the awesomeness of things like Star Fox Zero balanced it out. Nintendo opened with a funny little skit where Muppet-like versions of Iwata, Reggie, and Miyamoto (the … Continue reading Nintendo E3 Digital Event Recap and Reactions

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Microsotft E3 Conference Recap and Reactions

This is really shaping up to be a fantastic E3! Microsoft’s press conference had a pulsating rhythm and a fast pace with game after game after game. I had to take several pages of notes so I could remember everything, and it was hard to keep up. The best marker of Microsoft’s success? I now want an Xbox One. They started strong on two accounts: … Continue reading Microsotft E3 Conference Recap and Reactions

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Bethesda E3 Press Conference Recap and Reactions

Holy shit! Now that is how you do an E3 press conference! Bethesda came out swinging for the fences with their first ever E3 press conference and boy did they deliver. Despite some leaks they even managed to surprise me a few times! From Doom, to Dishonored 2, to Fallout, Bethesda had it all. Now I won’t claim to be a Doom fan as I’ve … Continue reading Bethesda E3 Press Conference Recap and Reactions