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  1. During Public Speech Gamergate Asked Leigh Alexander About “Pushing Values” in Video Games

    It's easy to start a conflict online; it's another story in person. Many who would be emboldened behind a keyboard would never dare say the same things to a person's face. Mostly from fear of getting punched, I'd wager, but also from sheer awkwardness. Personally, I've always wondered when a commenter would jump out from behind the computer into real life; and, well, it seems that's just happened to Leigh Alexander.

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  2. You Can Now Take Selfies Of Your Avatar In World of Warcraft

    #Blessed.

    Because honestly, what's the point of spending all that time crafting yourself a pair of Tankatronic goggles if you can't see yourself looking cool in them?

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  3. [UPDATED] Feminist Frequency Releases Its Annual Report, Sarkeesian Affirms Commitment to Fighting Online Harassment

    Mmmmm, numbers.

    Need a breath of hope for the video games industry, particularly the presence of women and women's voices within it and its community? Well, Feminist Frequency's 2014 backer report isn't all sunshine and rainbows... but it's got a few solid rays.

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  4. The Trailer For Telltale Game of Thrones Episode 2 is Nerve-Racking

    *flies away on dragon*

    You may recall I was pretty impressed (and surprised) by Episode 1 of 6: Iron From Ice from Telltale. Well, the trailer for Episode 2 leads me to believe I'm in for more excruciating fun. I'm already wincing at the decisions I'll have to make.

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  5. New Characters, Tons of Gameplay Shown for Pokémon Fighting Game Pokkén Tournament

    I want this to be the very best.

    Nintendo's been awfully buddy-buddy with Bandai Namco lately with the two working together on the development of the new Smash Bros. titles, which wound up featuring Pacman. They've got another joint fighting game effort coming our way in the form of Pokkén Tournament, which is super effective at getting us all excited. (Be aware of some NSFW commentary.)

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  6. [UPDATED] Adam Baldwin’s Upcoming Appearance at Supanova Pop Culture Expo Incites Controversy

    For someone like Adam Baldwin, whose livelihood (and certainly his demand as a con guest) is fairly dependent on his relationship with fans, identifying as a Gamergater should be a career killer--and if women received the respect we deserve overall in nerd culture, it could be.

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  7. How The Princess Bride Is (Mis)Remembered in Games After 30 Years

    In-app purchases? Inventory management? Inconceivable!

    Video games based on movies get a bad rep. That’s fair, because honestly, most of them suck.

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  8. Video Game Journalism Corruption Complaints Results in Extreme Ethical Disclosures

    wow. very review. much reporter. such ethics.

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  9. “Think Before You Comment” Is Our New Favorite Song

    The internet should have to listen to this every morning.

    Here at The Mary Sue, we're blessed with one of the best readerships and comment sections on teh intarwebs. Just about anywhere else, though, people are not quite so lucky, and comment sections can turn into a revolting, nauseating look at the worst of the human psyche. We would like to introduce those people to "Think Before You Comment."

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  10. Smash Bros. Community Boots Harassing Host of Their Largest Tournament

    Over the past day or so, the Smash Bros. community has come together in a big way to denounce years of harassment by the host of the largest Smash Bros. tournament around: Apex. With Apex 2015 rapidly approaching the last weekend of January, Jonathan "Alex Strife" Lugo has been forced to step down from his position at the tournament in a huge win for safety in the fighting game community.

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