Author: Wendy Browne

Gamer Mom, Wendy & daughters' hands around various controllers

Calling All WWACgamers

The gaming industry has expanded to include a wide variety of games well beyond the PC and console titles that have dominated the industry for so long. Mobile applications and social media games are now housed under the same umbrella as games like Call of Duty and Dragon Age, but some of the more elitist…

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November Staff Picks: Games

Far Cry 4 Ubisoft Montreal Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Far Cry 2 was the reason I learned to build desktop computers. I wanted to play it on a machine that could handle how incredibly beautiful these games are at their maximum settings. The Far Cry franchise is known for its first-person shooter…

Loot Crate: The Vicarious Unboxing

My newest obsession is Funko’s Pop! collection of adorably geeky vinyl toys that now adorn my bookshelf. In order to curb my buy-all-the-things desires, I decided to limit myself to one representative from each of my favourite fandoms. My collection has already blossomed to include Panthro from Thundercats, Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect, Brienne of…

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Life Geek! 10/10/14 – 10/23/14

Life Geek! is our bi-weekly lifestyle feature where we offer readers a glimpse into our geeky lives. We got a little behind last week what with all the Halloween preparation and excitement, but we look forward to sharing our Halloween pictures with you in two weeks! Al Rosenberg, Games Editor I dogsat this past weekend…

Showdown: Anita Sarkeesian vs. Stephen Colbert

Last night, Feminist Frequency‘s Anita Sarkeesian teased us with a little tweet. pic.twitter.com/nE0gwkx5Sh — Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) October 29, 2014 That’s right. Anita Sarkeesian appeared on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report. The gaming industry scandal has already made it to the mainstream media, but now that Stephen Colbert has his fingers on it,…

My Extra Life 2014 Game Marathon

There has been a lot of negativity and poison within gaming culture of late, but on October 25th, over 40,000 gamers set all that aside to do what we do best in a 24-hour gaming marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I am so very thankful to friends and family who helped me reach…

Kickstarter of the Week: Final Empire

Arena Mode and Assault or Attrition were the top funded books in the Kickstarter: fiction category. Now the science fiction superhero series comes to its epic conclusion in Blake Northcott‘s Final Empire. “It’s intimidating to throw your heart and soul into an idea and then release it out of ‘the bubble,’”  says Northcott of her Kickstarter experience. “All…

Addicted to Ladies Night

I’m sure it was Fate, that blustery, not quite spring day, when my friend and I ventured off to Toronto Comic Con. I was determined to find a copy of Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless, but none of the vendors had heard of it — until I got to Comic Book Addiction. Yes, we love Princeless, they…

Review: Thor #1

Thor #1 Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dautermann (art) Marvel Comics October 1, 2014 Thor is no longer worthy, and the fact that his replacement will be a female has been hyped for a few months now. Time to see if this hype pays off. If you were following Marvel’s recent epic crossover event, Original Sin, you’d…

Review: Rat Queens #8

Rat Queens #8 Kurtis J. Wiebe (writer), Roc Upchurch (art/colours) Image Comics | Shadowline Productions October 2014 Apparently Wiebe went and had himself a baby girl, Willow Kate—so I suppose we can forgive him for the delay in getting Rat Queens #8 into our impatiently waiting hands. Congratulations, Mr. Wiebe! Looking forward to the new…

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