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  1. Sexist Ad on Polygon Causes Uproar—But Is It For The Right Reasons?

    I saw this tweet earlier this morning. Whether or not it is legitimate, I do not know (which is all kinds of depressing unto itself), but what really bothered me were the responses.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The Mary Sue Presents a Sideshow Collectibles Ada Wong Giveaway!

    "Put your hands where I can see them."

    The Mary Sue is delighted to partner with Sideshow Collectibles for a special giveaway of an Ada Wong Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys!

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  6. I Am Bread Is The Latest Simulator Game And You Are Literally A Piece Of Bread

    No loafing around in this game.

    Bossa Studios has announced the newest creation from their latest game jam (heh), I Am Bread, where, well... you're bread. Described as "[t]he beautiful story of one slice of bread's epic and emotional journey as it embarks upon a quest to become toasted," it looks like the perfect mix of Catlateral Damage and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. But what else would you expect from the same people who brought you Surgeon Simulator?

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  7. Revisiting the Kick-Ass Female Lead Of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

    “Hear me! I am the morning sun, come to vanquish this horrible night!”

    Most lists of "female leads done right" tend to mention favourites like Chell from Portal or Jade from Beyond Good & Evil. But there are others that too few gamers remember. Exhibit A: Shanoa from 2008's Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia>

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  8. The Doctor and the Daleks Team Up at Last… to Teach Kids to Program

    FIRST, OPEN YOUR EXTERRRMI — I MEAN TERMINAL. OPEN YOUR TERMINAL.

    The BBC is doing the U.K. primary educational system a big break, setting the Doctor up against his biggest challenge yet: teaching the U.K.'s new programming core requirements.

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  9. Joss Whedon, Boston Globe Journalist Smack Down “But GamerGate Is About Journalistic Ethics!” Argument

    Really? Realllly?

    Journalist writes about how GamerGate is fueled by a hatred of feminism and "social justice warriors." Journalist is invited to go to /r/KotakuInAction to see what the "real" GamerGate is about. Journalist does. Journalist is not swayed.

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  10. Want To Make Alien: Isolation Less Mind-Numbingly Terrifying? Put The Alien In Squeaky Shoes!

    Almost as nonsensical as Catwoman in high heels!

    Our Editor in Chief Jill Pantozzi loved Alien: Isolation, but it (and I quote) "scared the shit out of her." Since I am a little horror movie baby and would never sleep again if I played it, I am seriously comforted by Neebs Gaming's terror-proof addition to Alien: Isolation - just throw really squeaky shoes on the alien. Problem solved. Fear neutralized.

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