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  1. Things We Saw Today: Zelda Is A BAMF In Hyrule Warriors

    This princess is not content to chill in another castle.

    This gameplay footage from Nintendo's upcoming Hyrule Warriors has us so incredibly stoked - especially since six of the playable characters are female! Impa and Lana, here I come. (via GameCity)

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  2. Things We Saw Today: A Beautiful Book Of Diverse Women In Sci-Fi And Fantasy That Needs Our Support

    Donate all the money!

    Artist Julie Dillon is running a Kickstarter campaign for this gorgeous book of fantasy art called Imagined Realms, a book of "positive and diverse illustrations of women in fantasy and science fiction," and we are definitely going to be donating. (via io9)

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  3. Things We Saw Today: A Discworld Cake, Complete With Giant Turtle

    Note: not a full-size replica.

    I can't say that I've ever wondered what the Great A'Tuin tastes like, but apparently it's filled with chocolate mint grasshopper cake. (by Art2Eat Cakes, via That's Nerdalicious!)

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  4. “I Should Go” Is The Mass Effect/Frozen Parody We Didn’t Know We Wanted

    Be the soldier you always have to be.

    I know. I, too, thought I'd had my fill of "Let It Go" covers. But then my fellow weekend editor Sam found this gem, and we just couldn't resist. Brava to Soundcloud user geekfitgirl, who gave us our new theme song, and to ZoeyRay, who created the perfect visual accompaniment.

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  5. 10 Father’s Day Cards For Your Favorite Video Game Dads

    Or least-favorite, depending on your threshold for bad parenting.

    I got the gaming bug from my dad, who used to sit three-year-old me on his lap while he played Myst and Doom - which, in hindsight, may not have been the best plan, but hey. So what better way to celebrate Father's Day than with a collection of cards (lovingly made by myself and my fellow Weekend Editor, Becky Chambers) dedicated to our fave, most-devoted in-game dads?

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  6. A Great Big List of Games from E3 with Playable Female Characters

    All aboard the hype train!

    Like many of you, me and my fellow Weekend Editor Sam Maggs and I were more than a little irked by the whole Ubisoft kerfuffle earlier this week. It almost made us forget about that long ago time (last Monday) when we were really excited about the stuff coming out of E3. Then we realized...we're still excited! And though female representation still has a long way to go in the gaming industry, we're happy to report there are plenty of other upcoming games that include playable female characters.

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  7. Today in E3: Two New Tomb Raider Games, Plus A Look at the Next Mass Effect [VIDEO]

    Our sister site Geekosystem is where you want to go for extensive E3 coverage, but there are some videos we wanted to share with you ourselves. Above is an introduction to BioWare's next Mass Effect game, if Mass Effect 3 didn't put you off the franchise entirely. Below the cut is the trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a sequel to the Lara Croft reboot that Becky liked so very much. But... what's that? Microsoft announced another Tomb Raider game?

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  8. BioWare Shows off New Mass Effect Game at E3

    Hope you like lens flare.

    At E3 today, BioWare showed off their new Mass Effect game. Watch the creators talk about the game in the official video above. They say they started by asking fans what they wanted to see in a new game. If you're a fan of the franchise, what do you think? Does it look like it it'll have everything you could ask for?

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  9. Geeky Pillow Covers – For When You Really Want To Impress Company

    Get In Loser We're Going Shopping

    Claire Weston is the shop owner of Citadel Traders on Etsy, offering a little something to spruce up your abode for when you're entertaining...or not!

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  10. Kill and Conquer: Traditionally “Male” Values and Video Game Violence

    Essay

    Hey, you! Violence-lover! With the video games! Put that controller down and listen to me, if you can curb your insatiable blood-lust for five seconds. Yes, I can hear you scoff already. Bah! This fool thinks that just because I enjoy video games, I am a violent person! Fancy book-learnin’ people say this is not true! Howsoever that may be the case, let’s talk, you and I. Let’s talk about power in video games. Because you as well as I know the feeling.

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