by Janelle Asselin | 5:30 pm, February 15th, 2014
Six video game couples that have stuck with me over the years, each representing a different sort of love.
What's with the name?
by Janelle Asselin | 5:30 pm, February 15th, 2014
by Janelle Asselin | 6:00 pm, January 26th, 2014
If you enjoyed last year’s International TableTop Day, well, good news – there’s another one on the way! On April 5th, 2014 (yes, a different date from last year), you can join Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and thousands of others to celebrate gaming. Check out the website for more info on registering or finding an event, but first, enjoy this delightful promo!READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, July 18th, 2013
It’s not the new Firefly we might’ve hoped for, but Firefly Online, the game teased in the video above, is better than nothing, right? Starting next summer it’ll be made available on mobile devices, and according to our buds at Geekosystem (hi, buds at Geekosystem) if it’s popular enough developer Spark Plug Games might put out a PC version.
by Brooke Jaffe | 12:30 pm, July 10th, 2013
A report shows that women gamers spend as much time and money on consoles as male gamers do, and that gamers are not, in fact, all teenage boys who lock themselves in their rooms to play Xbox Live for hours on end. Wait, gamers can be women? And adults? Gasp!
The social media network Pixwoo.com commissioned the search, and had this to say about their results:
The image most people have of a gamer is usually a young boy, holed up for hours in end in their bedroom, only stopping the game for food, drink and toilet breaks. But these results show that the stereotype couldn’t be more wrong. Not only are women just as likely to be gamers as men, but we are talking about fully grown adults who work, have a family and are in a relationship.
Go under the cut for statistics, commentary, and lots of exasperated sighing.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:04 am, June 10th, 2013
When French design studio Raging Heroes decided to crowdfund a line of highly detailed female gaming miniatures, they probably thought they’d meet their goal. $12,000 is a pretty modest amount to shoot for, after all, and they clearly put a lot of planning into the campaign. And hey, they know their figures look awesome.
They probably didn’t think they’d blow past their goal in 30 seconds, though. And yet that’s exactly what happened.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 12:31 pm, March 29th, 2013
Last week, the Penny Arcade Report interviewed Jean-Max Morris, creative director of the upcoming female-led game Remember Me. After going into the game’s cyberpunk roots, Morris discussed the publishers who wanted nothing to do with a female protagonist. “We don’t want to publish it because that’s not going to succeed,” he paraphrased. “You can’t have a female character in games. It has to be a male character, simple as that.”
As the article made the rounds, I couldn’t help but notice what gamers were getting excited about elsewhere. Tomb Raider had just slipped to number two in the UK sales charts, after two weeks at number one. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm had already sold 1.1 million copies in its first two days. Indie developer Supergiant Games, the folks behind Bastion, announced their new action RPG, Transistor, which features a leading lady. Their booth enjoyed two hour lines at PAX all weekend. I’m told that the lines for Remember Me were comparable.
I don’t think it’s gamers who have a problem with female protagonists.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:20 pm, March 15th, 2013
So boss. We discovered this epic illustration by Kyle Latino after stumbling upon a fantastic new Tumblr – Real Girls Gaming. Now, what kind of characters do you think each lady would be playing? Would they play to type or go in the opposite direction? Also, I bet Wonder Woman is an unforgiving dungeon master.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:32 am, February 28th, 2013
We have days for just about everything else so I don’t see why not. Seriously though, this sounds like a lot of fun and I’m sure more than a few of my friends will be putting events together. March 30 also happens to be the Doctor Who premiere date here in the U.S. so it’s just going to be one long day of geeky fun! Find out more at TabletopDay.com.
by Susana Polo | 2:26 pm, November 8th, 2012
Because it doesn’t have Arabic numerals on it. io9 hypothesizes that this die (and another in the same collection) that dates from the Ptolemaic Period (that’s roughly between 300 and 30 BC) is the oldest D20 in the world.
So you could role a circle with a little dash in it, or a capital H, P, N, E, B, U, K, I or even a triangle.
But not a 20.
by Alanna Bennett | 5:45 pm, July 20th, 2012
The idea that playing video games is a waste of time is a pervasive one. It’s also one that game designer Jane McGonigal is working hard to fight against. She came up for the idea for the healing game SuperBetter while bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion. Now, she’s bringing her love of games to the world as a tool to start talking about resilience. For instance, did you know that there have been clinical studies that showed that online games can outperform pharmaceuticals for treating clinical anxiety and depression? She also promises to add seven minutes to your life. Her entire talk is pretty darn interesting. Give it a watch.
(via Real Girls Gaming)