Midsummer, 2013. I’m playing “The Last of Us”

I wrote this article about what it’s like to play “The Last of Us” the other day. It got me reminiscing. In the article, I make a passing reference to Russia in the 1990s, and how my friend said the same thing that I had been thinking for a while: some aspects of this most cerebralContinue reading “Midsummer, 2013. I’m playing “The Last of Us””

Yes, a fighter and NOT a mage

I have walked into D&D games and had some snarky asshole male gamer ask me where my chainmail bikini was, or give me shit for wanting to play a fighter rather than a cleric or a mage… Ren, Sexism in Gaming series I like drawn out, single-player RPGs with a bunch of side quests –Continue reading “Yes, a fighter and NOT a mage”

Can I just say that “Little Big Planet’s” Russian section is pretty awesome?

Haven’t had much time to blog in the last couple of days (not because I’m, um, gaming – but because I am working, of course), but just wanted to take a moment to point out that I’m really enjoying the Tundra part of “Little Big Planet’s” storyline, so far. OK, it’s ridiculously difficult (this gameContinue reading “Can I just say that “Little Big Planet’s” Russian section is pretty awesome?”

Having finally gotten around to playing the new Prince of Persia

I am…er…transfixed. Wait, did I say “playing Prince of Persia”? I meant reading Jameson on Jameson: Conversations  on Cultural Marxism. What did you think I meant? What, you people like me participate in mass entertainment culture? A mass entertainment culture with Orientalist elements? And write about it? Using our own names? While struggling to maintainContinue reading “Having finally gotten around to playing the new Prince of Persia”