It’s not the first time I’ve used a video game metaphor for my life, and it won’t be the last. Unlike video games, there is no reset button on life. But much like some of my favourite video games, there is a a way to take the experiences, items and elements from a previous play […]
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What are you an expert on? If my “Google search terms” are to be believed, I am an expert on video games in heaven. More people found my blog by asking Google “Will there be video games in Heaven?” or some variation of that than any other question. Fear not! I have the article just for you: […]
Read More “Video Games In Heaven” And Other Things I’m An Expert On
It’s been a week since Daylight Savings and I’m no closer to being well-rested. I am a little closer to saving the world though. How did you spend your magical extra hour last week?
Read More COMIC: That Magical Extra Hour
Welcome to the first edition of “Mould Breakers of the Month.” Each month I come across loads of interesting things about people who are breaking all sorts of moulds, and I’m going to start compiling some of the best bits to share with you all here each month. So without further adieu, I give you […]
Read More Rejected Princesses and Other Mould Breakers of the Month
I have found a surprising new addiction. Surprising probably to me alone – as I know a lot of people addicted to it – because I didn’t think I’d ever be susceptible to something as silly as this.
Read More Here There Be Dinosaurs
If you could start over, start from the very beginning, recreate yourself in entirety, which would you choose: male or female? Part of what I love so much about video games, RPGs in particular, is the opportunity to take on a new persona. Become someone new. Someone different. Someone bolder, braver, more heroic… or less […]
Read More To Be Male Or To Be Female, That Is The Question
The Grand Theft Auto franchise is no stranger to controversy. So when the fifth installment came out a couple of weeks ago, it was almost daring the public to come up with something new to trump the tired, old criticisms with an innovative line of attack. The “public” did not disappoint, but it wasn’t what […]
Read More GTA V: When Almost Perfect Isn’t Good Enough
It has recently come to my attention that my status as a nerd may be in question. Apparently, according to some of my fellow humans, my inherent female-ness exempts me from certifiable nerddom. Where were these authority figures while I was withering away in nerdy, socially-awkward seventh-grade misery? Where were they in high school while I was desperately […]
Read More Is “Nerd Girl” An Oxymoron?
Many thanks to everyone who read and commented on my Freshly Pressed post “You Are What You Play… Or Are You? – Experimenting With Morality In Video Games.” You all shared a lot of honest and interesting perspectives on morality in games and the “Noble Hero Complex,” and I greatly enjoyed hearing from so many thoughtful […]
Read More “The Noble Hero Complex” Discussion Highlights: How You Play
The lock clicks open and the door opens softly. I withdraw my lock pick and slide inside undetected, one with the shadows. He’s in here somewhere. It’s past midnight and he should be sleeping. There are no voices, no movements save my own muffled footsteps. I remind myself not to get distracted by the chest […]
Read More You Are What You Play… Or Are You? – Experimenting With Morality In Video Games