Tag: Charlotte

The Game Isn’t Over: Picking Up My Controller After the Election

So: last week was a bit of a colossal trashfire. Like so many of us, I’m still shocked, scared, and angry. However much the optimist in me wants to believe that it’ll all be okay, that we’ll get through the next four years somehow,…

We Could Be Heroes: Revisionist Gaming & Representation

I’ve been revising and reinterpreting video games for as long as I’ve been playing them. As a kid, I grew up with only a handful of computer games like Math Blaster, LEGO Island, and The Amazon Trail, which my brother and I played over…

I’m Not Calling You a Liar: Complicated Canon & Unreliable Narrators in ‘Dragon Age II’

About a month ago, I finally gave up trying to finish Dragon Age: Origins and just skipped straight on to Dragon Age II—and Maker’s breath, am I ever glad I did, because it was amazing. A character-driven, darker and grittier sequel set in one…

Cozy Stress Relief With ‘Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector’

It is with great sadness that I think of those among you who have not yet heard of Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. I, myself, was once like you—lost, wandering, my days unfulfilled and empty. I still clearly remember that night almost a whole week…

Hiding in Plain Sight: ‘Invisible, Inc.’ Is My Stealth Pick for 2015

I discovered something funny as 2015 drew to a close and everyone started talking about the best games of the year: I hadn’t played a single one of them. Oh, I’d been playing video games all right, but none of them had been 2015…

#FridayFeeling: Reading List for Feminist Gamers

We haven’t run one of these in a while! If you’re not all caught up on what’s been happening here, let the FemHype community curate your recommended reading list. These are the articles we’ve seen talked about the most this past week, and by sharing…