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GamerGate Fatigue

Before the week is over and you start getting your GamerGate fatigue (or maybe you already have it), I hope you will indulge me in reading this post, even if it’s the last one you ever read about GamerGate. (For GamerGaters) Let me start by saying that I want to thank the proponents of GamerGate. […]

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In Defense of Polygon

When you think about what comprises a game review, what comes to mind? Certainly traditional review elements like a critique of the game’s mechanics, its fluidity, its narrative if that’s something that’s important to you, its graphics and sound, and even its “fun factor” are all things that would be popular answers. But for a […]

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Episode 88

Come check out episode 88 of NYMG, live starting in a few minutes: https://plus.google.com/events/c478cqg0is91a2v8od1o1nmo0jk

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Vulnerability and the Female Character

Yesterday, I was reading this debate on Kotaku, sparked by comments made here by Shinji Mikami the creator of the Resident Evil games. As with any and all debates via Internet comments, you gotta take the good with the bad. But, I was surprised to find myself agreeing (at least in part) with some of […]

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Zombies, and Monsters, and Chainsaws, and… meh…

Last week The Evil Within released, a game I had some high expectations for the title, given that the design team design team includes the self-proclaimed “father of survival horror”, Shinji Mikami. However, while the game seems to tick off all the boxes (creepy hospital- check! Stoic, jaded hero- check! Zombies- check! Ridiculously metaphoric save […]

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Whatcha gonna do when they come for y— wait you were harassing WOMEN online? Nevermind then; we’re cool bra.

“If you have any kids, they’re going to die too. I don’t give a fuck. They’ll grow up to be feminists anyway.” [All quotes used can be found here. They are tweets shared by feminist game designer Brianna Wu that she received before fleeing her home] Saying you’re going to T-bag someone’s mother isn’t illegal. […]

Borderlands the Pre-Sequel

Because Everything’s Better in Space, AMIRITE?

During last week’s podcast I chose the Borderlands series as my “guilty pleasure” games. The series as a whole is pretty irreverent, the characters are exaggerated, and the games repeatedly present unabashedly non-serious and goofy situations. In many ways, the series reminds me of classic cheesy horror movies- bad, but in the most entertaining and […]

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Power Hour Review: The Evil Within

I’ll admit I was pretty excited to get my hands on this game. I was so excited that I got up early and went to Target right after they opened, and then I played it for most of the day. (Thank you whoever invented fall break!) It’s the perfect game for October, and yesterday was […]

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Tonight I Killed a God

WARNING: This post may be a little bit spoilery for the Destiny storyline, but it’s definitely worth the read Unless you’ve been under a NYMG you know by now that Alex and I have been playing a lot of Destiny (Bungie 2014)…and I do mean a lot. I won’t even begin to tell you how […]

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Leveling Through Loss

Grief is a funny thing. Caught up in the throes of loss, every day can feel like you’re living through Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. When we lose something precious, it’s not just an emotional blow. It’s a physical and mental attack that can leave you feeling a […]