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We have a responsibility here, and when we don't take it seriously the art suffers
We have a responsibility here, and when we don't take it seriously the art suffers

One of the most amazing things about writing — or television, or games, or films — is that we have almost god-like control over the worlds we create. We decide where and why a tree grows. We choose the course of action that our characters take. We decide if they get to complete their quest, or if they find a different objective halfway through; we decide if they don't get there at all, and you have to have a reason behind that decision.

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4 June 2015
Eyeroll: GameCrush lets you pay women to game with you
Eyeroll: GameCrush lets you pay women to game with you

Long has the stereotype of the "gamer" crowd been one of lonely, overweight nerds living in the basements of their parents, with no social contact with the outside world beyond virtual interactions in video games. One company with a clear aim to capitalize on this perception is GameCrush, who have announced that they're creating a new service which hooks said depressed, isolated gamers up with "PlayDates" in the form of supposed hot women who just want to game, man.

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24 March 2010
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On feminine representation in 'The Void'
On feminine representation in 'The Void'

After reading a review of The Void that accused the game of being sexist against women, I decided to dig further and explain why I feel such a comment is way off the mark. Any players drawn to the game by the promise of virtual characters would be disappointed in just how non-sexual the game actually is, and the realization that all the nudity has a point. Warning, there's a lot of NSFW content herein.

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5 January 2010
Homophobia, sexism, racism and online games
Homophobia, sexism, racism and online games

Last week GLAAD sent out a press release announcing their intention to start a project meant to combat homophobia in online video games and communities. On the surface this might sound like a great idea, unless you happen to actually be familiar with any of those communities, then the warning bells would be going off. […]

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7 July 2009
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