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  1. He Lived Long, He Prospered: Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

    A great loss to us all.

    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy passed away this evening in L.A.

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  2. The Mary Sue Writers’ Nerdy New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

    What's yours?

    Here at The Mary Sue, our personal New Year's resolutions tend to be pretty odd in comparison to the stereotypical ones. Like, yeah yeah, be better with money and get in shape or whatever, but what we really need to be doing is playing more video games and organizing our comic books better, right? Here's what each of us is looking forward to accomplishing in our lives this year. If you're still brainstorming your own goals to propel you into 2015, feel free to borrow some ideas from us!

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  3. GameSpot’s Game Year In Review Is The Best Because Gamergate Is The Worst

    GameSpot has released their 2014 Video Game Year in Review video, and it contains some pretty great stuff - but you may just want to skip ahead to 12:50 to see the really good bit. You won't be sorry.

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  4. This Woman Suffered From a Neurological Disorder That Turned Everyone Into DRAGONS

    Like... Cumberbatch dragons, or...?

    Prosopometamorphopsia is a neurological condition that leads to a distorted perception of people's faces. You can get it from taking crazy drugs, after a stroke, or from a tumor—or in one woman's case, you can get it just by being alive and then suddenly, everyone's faces are dragons.

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  5. Gamergate Tries To Convince Indie Devs of IndieCade & IGF’s “Corruption,” Indie Devs Are Like LOL NOPE

    Gamergate announced a big new op yesterday because it was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and they have an over-inflated sense of self-importance. Their plan? Convince indie developers that the Independent Games Festival and IndieCade are colluding with corrupt developers. Because Ethics In Games Journalism. Sadly for Gamergate, it's not going over so well.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Congrats on Making the Gamergate SJW Blocklist!

    High five team!

    You'll be happy to know that every single one of The Mary Sue's editors have wound up on GamerGate's SJW autoblock list, and we can now proudly wear this badge designed by Kate Leth. Well, that's not quite true - all of us except our one male editor made the list. Funny, that. (via Twitter)

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  7. Twitter Finally Improves Harassment Reporting and Blocking Procedures

    About time.

    Twitter has announced an overhaul to its reporting and blocking systems, both in-app and behind-the-scenes.

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  8. Feminist Frequency’s New Video Is “25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male”

    Playing With Privilege.

    Anita Sarkeesian has released a new Feminist Frequency video—not in her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, but under a new "Playing With Privilege" banner. The video, featuring DoubleFine's Tim Schafer and IGN's Greg Miller (among others), is based on Feminist Frequency producer Jonathan McIntosh's Polygon article about what it's like to game with male privilege.

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  9. “Actually, It’s About Ethics In Games Journalism” Meme Gives GamerGate The Respect It Deserves

    ACTUALLY IT'S ABOUT ETHICS

    GamerGate is misogynist harassment hiding behind a thinly-veiled cry for "ethics!", and anyone wanting a real discussion about ethical problems in games journalism should have removed themselves from the hashtag weeks ago. Or, you know, started questioning huge companies instead of female indie devs. As we mentioned on Friday in our last roundup, the Tumblr Actually, It's About Ethics In Games Journalism recognizes the preposterousness of the GamerGate mantra, and made it into a wonderful meme.

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  10. 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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