Girl Meets Game
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#mass effect

ssophoo:

deadliestsobinspace:

The Mako is back in the next Mass Effect. I can taste the crashes already, even though Gamble says “it’s a more agile Mako”

MAKO IS BACK!!! EVERYONE!!!! MAKO IS FUCKING BACK!

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#mass effect

s3lene:

Slides from the Mass Effect panel at SDCC

Cool notes on the Hero’s Armor from Gamble:
-Helmet is detached from armor and made to be easy to look around in
-Belt and lights on the armor are where the player will be able to customize the armor (which is why the belts/bands are not seen in the turn around slides)
-The N7 logo on the armor
-The Hero’s race is human, but something else Gamble said hinted at other races as playable characters

Parting Thought:
-Gamble used the word “Galaxies” and a fan asked him if that meant galaxy exploration outside the Milky Way. Gamble said that he couldn’t say anything about that at this time. This is notable because it fits with other stuff he said in the presentation about the next game: emphasis on exploration, we will see new and old races, and that the new game will have the theme of “new experiences for players with a touch of the old stuff they know and love.” (Also: Mass Effect Galaxies would be a cool title)

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

(via rosalarian)

idrawnintendo:

The plot to the Metal Gear Solid series as described by someone who has never played it.

tags:
#no man's sky

(Source: gamersdaily)

YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.

In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.

ladyinsanity:

Got the chance to interview David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age series, at GaymerX on Sunday. We talked about…oh dear, we talked about a lot of things.

Some questions answered

  • Tevinter, Tevinter, Tevinter
  • Blood Magic, Lyrium, and Red Lyrium
  • The human noble Inquisitor’s Origin
  • Fiona’s role in Inquisition and connection to Alistair
  • Default world state when not importing with Keep
  • Plans for the next Dragon Age book
  • The unknown NPC “romance”

See it directly on Youtube here: http://youtu.be/lhXCpKDqFb8

edenprimes:

Dragon Age Inquisition Demo Part 2 - Redcliffe Castle (x)

Anonymous sent:

The Witcher 3 will make you eat your words.

I’m assuming you’re referring to this thing I wrote over a year ago? Unless they do away with the rampant sexism and generic fantasy plot, altogether, I don’t think I will be. Pretty graphics isn’t enough to make up for the fact that the serious consistently treats its female characters like sexual accessories.