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    Identity, Hobbies, and Games Part 2

    by  • September 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Click here for Part 1. I was a gamer more because I felt like I lacked an identity. Don’t get me wrong, I had friends while growing up and took part in some activities like Cub Scouts and stuff, but I always felt like I was trying to fit in somewhere I didn’t. My...

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    Identity, Hobbies, and Games Part 1

    by  • September 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The term ‘gamer’ has been bandied about a lot lately. It’s one I find kind of weird, given that it’s something people call themselves when gaming is their hobby. I don’t think it’s that prevalent for other hobbies, either, with few people calling themselves readers or moviers. With hobbies like that, you’re more likely...

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    Closing the Gamergate

    by  • September 9, 2014 • 0 Comments


    EDIT: The entire awful document of everything that has gone on with the Gamergate orchestrators is available for all to see. David Futrelle of wehuntedthemammoth.com has gone through a chunk of it and brought forth some truly sickening details, but if you have an iron stomach, you can go through the whole chatlog yourself...

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    Games Awareness Guy?

    by  • September 2, 2014 • 0 Comments


    You may have been kicking around Twitter a few nights ago when I gushed about how I felt about the industry. If you want the short, non-epiphany on the toilet version (because having good ideas in the shower isn’t gross enough for me), I’m definitely getting a strong feeling that calling what I do...

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    Honest Journalism for Honest Folks

    by  • August 26, 2014 • 0 Comments


    A lot of people seem really worried about journalistic integrity in video games coverage lately. I’ve worried about it at times, too, if only because it feel so easy to slip up for the dozens of reasons that I pointed out in that article. It’s a slippery thing, since success, and more importantly, actually...

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    Emotional Disconnect Part 3

    by  • August 19, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 to get you caught up on my rambling. After all that, I still don’t think graphics are the most important part of emotional moments in video games. As I said, I love these characters and still get the chills from these moments. It’s something within those moments of...

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