Geeks, Nerds, & Dorks… Oh my!

Geeks, Nerds, & Dorks… Oh my!

In honor of April Fool’s day, we’re going to learn about my favorite kinds of fools… Geeks, Nerds, and Dorks. In case you didn’t know, I am a very proud Geek. I advertise my allegiance with shirts that say DORK across my chest as though it was my version of Super Man’s S. I wear the nerdy title with pride, and hope to one day spread the nerd gospel… wait, I already do that. Anyway, let’s talk about what it really means to be one of us.   Geek: an unfashionable or socially inept person. a carnival performer who performs Read more »

PS4 version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round features more “realistic breasts”

PS4 version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round features more “realistic breasts”

I’ve been a long time fan of the Dead or Alive series, I started with 3 on the original X Box, dove head first into ‘Dimensions‘ on the Nintendo 3DS and happily threw down in DOA 5 on 360 and DOA 5 Plus on the PlayStation Vita (cue Amazing Grace).Hell, I even dabbled a little bit in the first ‘Extreme Beach Volleyball’ and I swear the Volleyball parts are actually why I played the game!. When it came to the actual fighting  I’ve never been the best at it, I’ve tried to have as much fun as I could as Read more »

That GamerGate inspired episode of Law and Order is out..

That GamerGate inspired episode of Law and Order is out..

Zoe Quinn/Brianna Wu Proxy-“These guys, they just can’t stand women in gaming!” -Detective-“What did they do to you?” Zoe Quinn/Brianna Wu Proxy- “They leveled up” Wow, I really don’t know what better word to describe the cringe fest of an episode Law and Order: SVU’s “Intimidation Game” was. It has everything from Ice-T using gamer jargon, awkward pale white dudes as gamers, First person shooter dissing, damsel(s) in distress and of course a guy in a fedora wearing a bow-tie( I kid you not). I mean, really I’m not making this stuff up. From Ice-T spouting explanations for “camping” and Read more »

How Gamergate lost the media war

How Gamergate lost the media war

” A strange game. The only winning move is not to play“- Joshua, Wargames, 1983 So recently, I found out that one of my favorite detective television shows, Law and Order:Special Victims Unit  would be airing an episode based off the events of Gamergate. The episode, titled “The Intimidation Game” will feature a story about a woman who is about to launch her first online game, of course she receives threats and harassment from men online. Another part of the episode has a female employee assaulted at gamer convention. The episode details can be found here. As much as I love Special Victims Read more »

The Justice League Covers Gamer Gate Pt. 2: The culture of infallibility that surrounds Anita Sarkeesian

The Justice League Covers Gamer Gate Pt. 2: The culture of infallibility that surrounds Anita Sarkeesian

Anita and the culture of shaming that shields Her A petition involving a well-known developer and Anita Sarkeesian began floating around the internet a few days ago. It was apparently about having Anita ousted from her role as an advisor on the development team that is currently working on ‘Mirrors Edge 2.’ “Alright,” I thought to myself. “What is she doing being an advisor on a videogame?” I decided to sign the petition. What I did not realize was that site would then post that link to my personal facebook. It wasn’t until I received my first comment that I Read more »