Author: Brenda Noiseux

Get Your Game On Wednesday: Women, Wheels, And Consentacle

Howdy, gaming lovelies! Yesterday was some incarnation of #NationalVideoGameDay, possibly a real holiday, but more possibly a social media consumerism ploy. In any case, I say any reason to celebrate! Hopefully, you treated yourself to a nice round of special game time. If not, just make up your own National Video Game Day and celebrate it on your own terms! Now, on to the news! Again for the folks in the back, representation matters!  This week, game developer Boon Cotter took to Twitter to open up about his interview with Naughty Dog. You know, that little game company that...

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Get Your Game on Wednesday: Diversity, LARPing with Disney, and Games on the Brain

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! It’s a big week for gaming conventions.  For the first time ever, the annual tabletop extravaganza, Gen Con, is sold out. Also this weekend is the gaming track at the LGBTQ-friendly Flame Con; sounds like they’ve got the bases covered. Now, on to the news! Blizzard to launch a “global diversity and inclusion initiative” In a week of internal tech company emails, this one from Blizzard seems to have the most positive spin. The message came from company president Mike Morhaime, acknowledging the disparity in the employee pool at Blizzard. Currently, only 21 percent  of employees are...

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Get Your Game on Wednesday: The Return of Atari

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! It’s been a while since I’ve crashed your screens. This week’s column brings on the nostalgia of my youth, pokes fun at the gaming industry and other fun news you can use. Read on for more! Paging nostalgia. Atari is on line 2  Yup, I’m old enough to remember gaming on the Atari 2600. Unlike the announcement of classic NES mini console, the new Ataribox barely stirs excitement in me. I admit, I’m curious, but even the 21 second preview leaves me scratching my head as to what the heck this thing will actually do....

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Get Your Game on Wednesday: Representation in Prey and Trolls in Counter-Strike

Howdy, gaming lovelies! I’ve been on the road a bit so it feels good to be back. With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, I’m hoping to catch a few tabletop games while drinking sangria on the patio. What about you? Tell me all the juicy plans in the comments below. Now, on to the news! Representation Matters – It’s All In the Details Raise your hands and do a dance, lovelies, because Prey‘s lead designer Ricardo Bare gets it. He understands the concept that not only does representation matter but that it’s not about tokens either. Details go a long...

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Get Your Game On: It’s Crossover Week!

Gamers love world building! It’s almost like there’s something in our DNA. This week’s news is chock full of how our favorite universes are coming at us from all directions. Squee! Blockbuster Movie/Game Combo Excitement! This week gave us all the geeky movie/game crossover drama we could possibly want. First up, just in time for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5th movie release, was the release of the first episode of the new Guardians of the Galaxy game from Telltale Games. Early accounts are positive, but the game continues with Telltale’s interactive drama flair. Last week...

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