Category Archive: video games

Aug 23 2013

PAX prime approaches!

One of my favorite events of the year is next weekend – the Penny Arcade Expo. It’s a blast every year, but it’s pretty much impossible for a nerd like me to not love it. I love being able to demo upcoming games, especially the indie games that I’ve never heard of but end up …

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Aug 30 2012

PAX is almost here!

As you probably know, I’m a huge gamer and geek. I also live in Seattle. Which means over the next three days, I will be in absolute glee at the Penny Arcade Expo. I’m going to try my luck in the Mario Kart: Double Dash tournament and have a  blast checking out all the new …

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Jun 16 2012

What video games are you looking forward to?

I’m absolutely itching to play the new Civilization 5 expansion, Gods and Kings. I’m such a fan that I’ll buy almost anything Civ craps out, but I’m legitimately excited about  this expansion…because it brings back religion. I know, I know. It’s a little ironic for me to be excited about religion. But I love winning …

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Feb 20 2012

RIP Borimor

Borimor the Apprentice 1/15/2012 – 2/14/2012 The video game gods are cruel when they take away our characters before our time. My boyfriend and I hoped dear old Borimor would pass away peacefully from old age (aka when we lost interest in Dungeon Defenders), but no. He was snatched away from us just shy of …

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Jan 11 2012

The matriarchy is coming for your video games

Video games are no longer safe from our lady-clutches! Why, they’re starting to have female characters in them that aren’t totally worthless or in need of saving! And this has a lot of MRAs worried: I call bullshit on this subject. Video games are the last place for guys to hang out and now women …

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Oct 06 2011

Kitten assimilation has begun


We’ve named her Pixel. It seems appropriate – she’s already thinking with Portals: And helping me blog: And appreciating my nerdy coffee table books: And helping out my roommate as he plays video games: She even managed to mark all of my Google Reader items as read as she pawed at my laptop. I think …

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Aug 26 2011

My life is weird

As I was mulling around some indie games at PAX, a very familiar face approached me. Very familiar, because I was certain it was Jerry Holkins, the writer of Penny Arcade (“Tycho”) and half of the duo putting on the very awesome convention I was currently enjoying. “Don’t I know you?” he asked. “Uhhhhh.” I …

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Aug 25 2011

The church for gamer geeks

Oh goodie. I was already super excited for PAX – my cosplay outfit is done and my Pokemon team is all ready – but now I have a new thing to look forward to. What could possibly top three days of the largest video game conference in the US? Church! GameChurch.com has a booth at …

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Jul 24 2011

LAN bans women to protect them from misogynists

A LAN party for Battlefield 3 in Texas had this lovely bit of logic in its rules: Nothing ruins a good LAN party like uncomfortable guests or lots of tension, both of which can result from mixing immature, misogynistic male-gamers with female counterparts. Though we’ve done our best to avoid these situations in years past, …

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Sep 25 2010

Why Civilization is so fun

Nabbed from Politics and Pucks: Oh Civ. You’re so addictive.

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