Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

We Need To Talk About Gone Home

by The_Dark_Mikeon 04/06/2017
Right kids—settle down, get your finger out of there before it falls off, and listen to your 7th favorite internet loud mouth for a second.I’ve been playing Le Games Des Video for more years than I can remember. I love them. I can’t gosh darn get enough of them. Hell, I even have a mediocre […]

In Defence of Joss Whedon: The Difference Between Character and Creator

by Callum Tyndallon 07/05/2015
Joss Whedon recently left Twitter amid a storm of hate and threats. Whedon told Buzzfeed that “Twitter is an addictive little thing, and if it’s there, I gotta check it. When you keep doing something after it stops giving you pleasure, that’s kind of rock bottom for an addict. I just had a little moment of clarity […]

Isometrics: Video Games: Influence or Influencer?

by David Roseon 15/01/2014
  Once again violence and the corrupting influence of video games has formed a mild moral panic. But in the odd relationship between game and player, who’s really in charge? Isometrics investigates…     Welcome to Isometrics, a canted canter through the crisp crunch of that literary side of gaming. This time, it’s time to […]
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Isometrics: Mighty No. 9 and the ultimate question of the Feminist Video Game

by David Roseon 18/12/2013
Hello and welcome to Isometrics; a slightly slanted series analysing the lucid, literary world of video games. The Christmas period after what the Americans call Black Friday is a bit of a wasteland, without a lot in the way of video game releases or news. Oh sure, there are plenty of games coming out and […]

You Know Nothin’, Jon Snow

by RyeZuulon 01/12/2013
When Charlie Brooker met Jon Snow. No, not Ned Stark’s bastard from Game of Thrones, but the Channel 4 news presenter. It’s… pretty cringe worthy. Not him. TL;DW? Well, I’m very disappointed in Mr Snow. The well-meaning back and forth on the nature of social gaming in Call of Duty: Ghosts, clearly bewilders and frightens […]

Is it helpful or not? Sweden is determined to add a Bechdel test rating to the movies played in cinemas

by Cristina Bogdanon 06/11/2013
We’ve all heard of the Bechdel test, right? No? To be honest, I had no idea what it was until I stumbled onto a page about it on TV Tropes. But here’s the short version for you lazy bums that don’t feel like Googling: in order for a movie or TV series to pass the […]

Feminism, Fantasy and Cosplay

by RyeZuulon 30/07/2013
Feminism, Fantasy and Cosplay Sexy cosplay, battle lingerie and the rush to be offended Disclaimer While I don’t think it’s that important, for the sake of completeness, I, the author, have a background in media analysis through feminist, Marxist and psychoanalytic methods, though I do not completely agree with any of them. I am male-bodied […]

X-Men #1 — 6 GPPs

by Andrew Corbanon 31/05/2013
[CONTAINS SPOILERS] I could not WAIT to read this. Admittedly, I’ve been out of the comic book game since I was a teen. My New Year’s resolution was to read more comics and Lovecraft. I’m generally not drawn to the superhero side of the comic world but I’ve always liked Marvel’s stable of classic characters. […]