Author: Carly Smith

Cosplaying While Black: Not Your “Black Faye Valentine”

In our last cosplay piece for our summer cosplay series, KM provided tips on getting started in cosplay, but getting involved in cosplay can be harder for different groups of people based on race, gender, sexuality, ability, and more. In this article, Carly talks race in cosplay and the barriers people of color (POC) cosplayers encounter when engaging their geeky passion. Step into a convention in your new costume with wrinkles ironed out, shoes not meant for an eight-hour day, a cape billowing behind you from the wind through the doors, and you’ll know what excitement feels like. But it’s...

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Game Shames Roundtable: “All Games Are Too Hard to Finish!”

Games Section writer and general excellent person Jules Low recently wrote this awesome piece about their ‘Game Shames.’ They wrote, “There’s an odd sense of guilt surrounding the idea that we can’t complete the video games we attempt, that we are somehow lesser for it.” I thought it would be interesting to see how the other gamers on staff felt about the shame associated with not gaming. Are there any franchises (Mario, Pokemon, etc) that you’ve never played? How does it make you feel that you’ve never played these? Wendy Browne: There are several series that are pretty popular...

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Crypt of the NecroDancer: You Are the Dancing Queen

Crypt of the NecroDancer Brace Yourself Games PC, Mac, Linux April 23, 2015 (Note: WWAC reviewed Crypt of the NecroDancer with a review copy and a Crypt of the NecroDancer dance pad from Brace Yourself Games.) Dance like nobody’s watching. The only time I’m happily dancing is when no one is in the room or if it’s so dark that no one is likely to notice me. I can only be in the zone when my anxiety is at bay. Despite this, I love music. I sing in my car when no one is around; I bob my head to the...

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What We’re Playing: May

May. The month of blooming. The month of Mother’s Day. The month of warm weather (I have been saying this for like three months, so please let it finally be true). And it’s been filled with gaming, as always. Jo Fu and I chatted about Tower Defense Games. We revisited Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening with Eve Golden Woods. Steam almost had us paying for mods. Wendy is playing us through The Witcher. A time-looping adventure game is being Kickstarted. And, as always, Brenda is keeping us up to date with the latest gaming news. So, what have we (and you) been...

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