Women, Race and Sexuality in Video Games #Gamergate #Equality #Diversity

As I finished the last chapter of the excellent episodic video game series:¬†Life is Strange, it occurred to me that not nearly enough games portrayed the themes of individuality, choice, slice of life and sexuality with much maturity and/or gravitas. Certainly there are numerous high profile video games that attempt to tackle these themes, but mostly as an afterthought or even worse as merely a plot device for the villain to exploit at some point in the game. As a gamer that is now pushing 40 years of age, I…

Dr. Gamelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Games Again

Dr. Gamelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Video Games Again I’ve been bored as of late. Bored of video games. I have been a gamer for the vast majority of my life, starting with a Sears edition Atari 2600 in the early 80s, graduating to Nintendo Entertainment System in the late 80s, and then eventually most major console releases that followed. I have loved playing games, from classics like Combat, River Raid, Super Mario Brothers and Metroid, to more modern titles such as Mass Effect, Catherine,…