by Susana Polo | 4:56 pm, January 31st, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Susana Polo | 4:56 pm, January 31st, 2013
by Becky Chambers | 12:28 pm, December 24th, 2012
T’is the night before Christmas
and through many a house
all the gamers are playing
with controller or mouse.
Quite soon we will pause
to wrap gifts and share hugs,
to pour too much eggnog
in red and green mugs.
But wait, says your writer!
Don’t log out right just yet!
There’s some holiday cheer
that we mustn’t forget!
For our digital worlds
love this time of year, too.
There’s presents and parties!
Free swag, just for you!
Deck the halls with your guildies!
Your clanmates! Your crew!
Take part in some make-believe!
There’s so much to do!
by Susana Polo | 4:58 pm, November 23rd, 2012
This t-shirt of Princess Leia spinning at the Mos Eisley cantina can be had for very cheap this weekend. (Fashionably Geek)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:08 pm, November 8th, 2012
Shortly after Blizzard took the plunge and began offering exclusive in-game pets to World of Warcraft players for real money they started offering them to benefit charity. The Cinder Kitten above goes for $10, and all of those dollars will go to the Red Cross’ Sandy efforts. (Wow Insider)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:24 pm, October 8th, 2012
Instead of talking about what they’re doing for Maine people, they’re making fun of me for playing video games… In the last ten months, I’ve spent no more than forty five minutes playing WoW. I also knit socks—and that too has taken a back seat to my work and my campaign. - State senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz.
Lachowicz, running for a Maine senate seat, is under fire from opponents for having a video game hobby, and talking it in the way that any player would. To see more about how she’s responding to the campaign, which has included a door to door mailing and a website that implies she is unable to distinguish game life from reality, see The Daily Dot.
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, October 4th, 2012
I’m not sure if this is more disheartening or hilarious. Maine State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz has found herself under attack because of a deep, dark secret that, her opponents contend, will negatively impact her ability to represent her constituents.
So does she have a history of accepting bribes?
Have her credentials been falsified?
Does she have ties to the mafia?
No. Worse. She plays World of Warcraft.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:33 am, September 25th, 2012
I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this, you’re not playing World of Warcraft right now. Perhaps you are like me, at work on the morning of a new expansion, bombarded by posts of gameplay, news about how some extreme leveler has reached the new cap of 90, and just itching to get your red-headed dwarf feet on a new continent with plenty of fun new things for your pet bear to chew on.
To stave off madness, lets watch some panda videos, which, incidentally, are how I imagine the Pandaren starting zones look right now.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 11:45 am, September 7th, 2012
The medium of video games is still very young, and, by its very nature, wildly growing in leaps and bounds as new advances in computer processing and image capturing technology are made and applied to telling stories. While, like comics, they may still be something of a niche pastime to the mainstream, they’re still being played by two-thirds of America. And I would have guess that that number is growing…
If not for a new report from market researchers the NPD Group.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 12:29 pm, August 29th, 2012
Blame it on the gray skies, blame it on the end of the Steam Summer Sale, blame it on the interminable length of time between now and the winter holiday season. At the end of summer, gamers can find ourselves convinced there are no good games coming out. Ever.
But never fear! There’s still plenty left in 2012 to get excited about. I’ve gathered a selection of upcoming releases that will hopefully pull you out of your impending autumn blues!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:55 pm, August 16th, 2012
Arkham City is getting a port to the oncoming Wii U, and because every console has got to have something to boast about, all the playable characters are getting special “armored” versions of their costumes. The Catwoman one, we can say unequivocally, is about a million billion times better than the default one. As much as we love the game. And kicking ass as Catwoman. (Kotaku)READ MORE