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  1. Pixelthreads: Video Games’ Undies Problem

    It's probably not what you think.

    Underwear in video games quite often confuses and baffles me, when they bother to acknowledge that women wear it at all. But this piece isn't about whether or not it's sexist to only show women characters in games in their underwear (because I hope the answer is obvious). This piece is about how a male dominated industry often doesn't understand how underwear works.

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  2. Clawsome! Catlateral Damage Now Available for Purrchase on Steam

    Pawlease let me play this immediately.

    Remember way back in January 2014 when we first told you about Catlateral Damage, the mischievous cat simulator? Then so many people dug it that they ran a successful Kickstarter? Well the time has finally arrived, my feline friends; now you can play Catlateral Damage any time you want - it's available on Steam!

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  3. Former Competitive Smash Bros. Player Talks About Fighting Sexism in eSports

    eSports are growing in popularity at an incredibly fast rate, but they still have a long way to go in terms of being inclusive. Competitive Smash Bros. Melee player Lilian "Milktea" Chen has dealt with her share of sexism over the course of her Smash career, and in this TED Talk, she advocates a simple solution: talking things through and educating those who don't understand why their behavior is harmful.

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  4. Review: Classic Zelda Comic Brings Hyrule Alive, 23 Years Later

    Viz Media brings back Ishinomori's wonderful comic based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

    Long before I ever played The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, I read it in the issues of Nintendo Power magazine. Now it’s back in print, this time courtesy of Viz Media’s Perfect Square imprint!

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  5. Check Out the “Savage Road” Trailer for the Mad Max Video Game

    Sadly lacking in Imperator Furiosa.

    Sadly, the upcoming Mad Max video game is an open-world survival fest and not a movie tie-in, so this trailer is missing everyone's favorite Fury Road character, but hopefully we'll see some character customization options to help out on that front as you become your very own road warrior.

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  6. Stitchers: Hack the Case Brings FMV Gaming Into the 21st Century With Virtual Reality

    Memories!

    Remember when, for about ten seconds, gaming companies thought it might be neat to make games that were basically just "choose your own adventure" videos to get around those pesky '90s graphics limitations? ABC Family's Stitchers: Hack the Case uses modern smartphone and virtual reality tech to breathe new life into the concept and draw us into the world of the upcoming show.

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  7. Bad Gamer Part 8: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    The decorators are in and are starting to haul broken bits of wood, brick and other debris out onto carts. I pick past them and make off to meet this mysterious friend Varric wants me to meet.

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  8. Teen Gamer Pleads Guilty to “Swatting” Female Gamers Who Turned Down His Advances

    *Incoherent screaming.*

    This is where the commonly espoused wisdom of "just turn the guy down"/"just ignore him" meets the harsh reality of "some entitled dudes do crazy things when women don't do what they want."

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  9. The Westport Independent Is a Video Game That Helps Us Understand Censorship

    Like, real censorship. Not being disagreed with on the Internet.

    There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about what the word "censorship" means. Thankfully, there's a game that aims to help players understand what censorship actually means and how it works.

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  10. Let’s Talk About Sex (in Video Games), Baby

    Don't be shy!

    We have sex on our phones. We have sex with our webcams. We have sex with only images and sex with nothing but walls of text. We fuck people we never smell, never suck. Digital sex is as everyday as physical sex, and what better art form to capture that than the most interactive kind: a video game?

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Who‘s Eleventh Doctor In Funko Form!

    Finally, I can take Eleven home with me! Erm.... *blushes*

    At long last, my Doctor is available in Funko Pop! form! Here's the Doctor Who Eleventh Doctor Pop! vinyl figure, now available on sale at the HotTopic website in this exclusive pre-release!

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  12. Oxenfree Feels Like Everything My Rebellious Teenage Self Wanted in a Game

    Yeah, I was totally that cool kid who got invited to all the creepy island parties.

    Not only does it look like it's equal parts Kentucky Route Zero, Night in the Woods, and Life is Strange, but it also captures that vibe of being a rebellious teenager and doing things you shouldn't be doing.

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  13. Great Scott! Doc Brown Would Like You to Excuse the Crudity of His LEGO Dimensions Models

    They found him! I don't know how, but they found him.

    In case a "toys-to-life" game from LEGO didn't inherently have what it takes to make all of the money, Doc Brown is here with his latest invention: the cash extractor. AKA Back to the Future in LEGO Dimensions.

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  14. The Opening Scene of Witcher 3 Has The Most Butt I’ve Ever Seen In A Video Game

    Bottoms. Buttocks everywhere.

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  15. Hardcore Gamer Mom In China Gives Birth In an Internet Cafe, Goes Back to Gaming

    Sometimes, you just need to finish a raid.

    Um, this one's for anyone who questions the fact that women can be hardcore gamers. In Nanchang, China, a 24-year-old pregnant woman sat playing a video game in an internet cafe while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up. Then she gave birth. THEN SHE WENT BACK TO PLAYING HER GAME.

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  16. When Art Targets Marginalized People

    A game was recently removed from Steam, the major platform for PC gaming distribution. It’s a light gun game: a target reticule is all you control as characters pop on screen to shoot. Indeed: Shooting is all you can do. As with all such games, the challenge is in the position and appearance of targets, as well as the type of characters who appear: Some are meant to be shot, some grant bonuses, others result in penalties. The challenge is knowing who to shoot. The game is called “Kill the F*****

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  17. Mrrow: Wreck Your Human’s Night With My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day

    I'm huuuungry. It's coooold. Pet me. Don't pet me. Okay, pet me.

    Will Herring's My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day on itch.io is beautiful in its simplicity and hilarious in its execution. The objective is simple: wake your lazy human person thing up. Why? Who cares.

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  18. Weekend Getaway: Thomas Was Alone

    Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!

    Thomas Was Alone is a puzzle-platformer from game designer Mike Bithell. Released as a free flash game in 2010, Thomas was later greatly expanded and released on pretty much every platform imaginable. At first glance it looks super simple - just multicolored squares and rectangles sliding around a world of right-angles. Oddly, though, Thomas Was Alone is one of the most heartfelt and touching games in recent memory, even winning a BAFTA for its narration.

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  19. Blizzard Drops Massive Ban Hammer on Over 100,000 World of Warcraft Accounts to Stop Cheating

    Dishonorbuddy.

    Blizzard has had it with World of Warcraft cheaters, and they've finally done something about a bot that has been ruining the game for rule sticklers everywhere: they banned a whole bunch of accounts.

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  20. New Feminist Frequency Video in “Positive Female Characters” Series Examines Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil

    The second episode of Feminist Frequency’s new Positive Female Characters series continues to showcase awesome representation in gaming by looking at the importance of Jade, the protagonist of Ubisoft's 2003 game Beyond Good & Evil.

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