A lot of what we do as people who play games has harmed our image. A lot of the ideas and stereotypes about us are from the behaviour of our online players. The idea of gamers as nowt but childish, sexist, racist children is harming us. And people have noticed, we aren’t a group of …
Tag Archive: Hags of Lag
Apr 07 2013
Apr 04 2013
When you see things like this you just are gutted. We as gamers are trying to be more inclusive and we really cannot do that by encouraging games like this. I mean how can we be respected as anything but idiotic if we reward games like this.
Apr 03 2013
Let’s not mince around the topic here. Gamer Rage is infamous in the game community. To those who aren’t part of it? It can be simply described as the lack of sportsmanly behaviour. It can be racism/sexism/homophobia as seen in various slurs bandied around. Games have gotten more competitive and much like sports where “Trash …
Apr 02 2013
If you aren’t aware about the controversy regarding the game Remember Me, then here is a summary. Apparently the creator had to fight a lot to get his game released because there was the notion that you cannot sell a “Female Protagonist” in a game. It won’t sell. Dudes don’t like Kissing Dudes.
Mar 27 2013
The backstory is “here” as is the Kickstarter. It’s a 9 year old girl wanting to go learn how to make games because “games are for boys” didn’t sit too well with her. So she started a fundraiser to go to a Camp to learn to make games. But you know how the Internet is. …
Mar 26 2013
Shut up and take my (future) money! I used to live with one of the people who wrote bits for Shadowrun and who was well known in the community. Shadowrun is a rather cool universe and to see a game being made on it’s IP is always good.
Mar 20 2013
Cultural commentary has often not “got” games. Okay the word on a lot of game sites has been Anita Sarkeesian’s video. And there is something I realised. Thunderfoot is pretty strong among the gaming community. Nearly every person I normally play games with sent me this link either to cover, to rage about or in …
Mar 10 2013
There has been a fairly long debate as to whether video-games can ever be considered art (or not). Much has been A bunch of video games got inducted into the New York Museum of Modern Art and Brian Moriarty doesn’t think it’s a sensible idea to do so.
Mar 09 2013
If you ever wondered why no one takes gamers seriously? It’s people like this. He is basically taunting a single player who he targets for “lolz”. His entire goal is to make play for that one person absolutely miserable. This isn’t “a one off plan”. This is a concerted effort by a player and his …
Mar 08 2013
If you haven’t heard it elsewhere then you should know that Anita Sarkeesian’s series on Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is up… If you haven’t heard about it then here are some simple facts. Anita is a feminist. Anita wanted to analyse a hobby notorious for it’s racism and sexism. Which is “Videogames”. When …