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  1. Watch Leigh Alexander’s Speech on Games Writing and Culture From XOXO

    Because we should be listening to women in gaming right now more than ever.

    Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra's Editor at Large, has been facing a lot of the same stuff most women in games culture have faced as of late—which is why it's awesome to see her get up on stage at XOXO Festival and talk about games writing and culture. And if you haven't seen Anita Sarkeesian's speech from XOXOFest, you should probably go and watch that too.

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  2. “What If Gamer Girls Acted Like Gamer Guys?” Is Way Too Spot-On [VIDEO]

    "Ugh, you play like such a dude."

    You might have heard that there's a touch of misogyny floating around the games community at the moment - which is why it's so nice to see the double-standard in gaming perfectly illustrated in this video from Buzzfeed. "Are you buying that for your girlfriend's Xbox?"

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  3. Things We Saw Today: All Hail Queen Buttstallion

    Who else could possibly bring the light back to the world?

    All you other Borderlands cosplayers can pack up your siren makeup and go home, because you're never gonna top this look by Fox. Except actually don't, because we love all of you. But you get what we're saying, right? Even the Borderlands writer loved this cosplay the most. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  4. Gamergate Roundup: IGN & Occupy Wall Street Comment On GG, Internet Makes Hella Memes

    Someday we won't have to do these anymore. Hooray.

    Every morning I wake up and forget, just for an instant, that Gamergate is even a thing. It's consistently been the best part of my day for a week now. Alas, the "movement" is still trucking, so here's (some of, since it's churning out faster than we can write it up) what you missed if you're not on Twitter all day and don't have to subject yourself to this news on a constant basis.

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  5. Review: Fantasy Life Is a Mind-Numbingly Adorable Escape From Reality

    IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE.

    Like the cute, simplistic aesthetic of Animal Crossing but wish it were a little more goal-oriented? Enjoy the wide scope of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim but wish it were fluffier and just a little bit more manageable? Fantasy Life, which comes out for the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow, is the adorable middle ground you've been waiting for.

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  6. New Dragon Age: Inquisition Companions Trailer And Hilariously Awkward Sexy Times Details

    BRB panickedly trying to decide who to romance

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is only twenty-six days away (can you tell I'm excited) and BioWare has released a new video about your companions - and some ridiculous details about the in-game sexytimes, as well.

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  7. Talking Female Characters, “Friendzoning,” and Representation With The Writers Of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    "NOTHING IS MORE BAD-ASS THAN TREATING A WOMAN WITH RESPECT!"

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel came out last week, and we here at The Mary Sue were thrilled to see a game with an equal number of male and female playable characters (unheard of!). So we spoke with Gearbox Software writer Anthony Burch and 2K Australia writer Maurice Suckling to ask them about representation, female characters, and awesome guns in the new Borderlands.

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  8. Felicia Day Wrote One Blog Post On Gamergate, Was Doxxed Within An Hour

    By my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

    I wish I could say I was surprised.

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  9. Meet the Most Unlucky Schmucks In the World Right Now: The Guys At @GamersGate

    Prayer circle.

    GamersGate, according to their official Facebook page, "is the leading digital distribution platform for PC, Mac and Linux games, with over 6000 games available." They also must have done something awful in a past life, because damn. Those poor bastards. Twitter thinks so, too:

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  10. We Ran the Best Bits of Chris Kluwe’s Blistering #GamerGate Essay Through the Madden Giferator

    Prepare to be wargleblargled.

    It started with former NFL player Chris Kluwe's brilliant, profanity-laden denouncement of all things #GamerGate. But that isn't where it ended. Oh, no. The above tweet spurred us into action. Maud, you are our muse, our goddess, our guiding light. Hit the jump to see "wargleblarging," "a debilitating case of genital warts," and more represented in Giferator form.

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