Games

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Dearest Readers, I helped to design a game and kickstarted the heck out of it. It’s an evolution based tabletop card game where players compete for dominance through changing environments and challenges over evolutionary time. However, in the name of fun, the time for creatures to evolve has been substantially reduced such that the entire game can be played in under an hour. Also, evolution ... »

Not Just a Plot Twist: Why Queer Gaming Matters

Not Just a Plot Twist: Why Queer Gaming Matters

This past weekend, I attended GaymerX in San Francisco, CA, the first ever video game convention to focus on queer geek culture.  Crowds of excited gamers poured into meeting halls for panels and events, whose speakers sought to engage the audience in discussions of inclusivity, empowerment and fandom.  As in any convention, each of us waited in line, clutching portal guns, carefully rolled poster... »

Evolution in Gaming

Evolution in Gaming

I could reasonably be described as an evolution fanboy. I don’t have formal training, but I consume all of the material I can on the subject and squee all over new fossils and hitherto unknown species. Consequently, as a gamer, any game that claims to have some element of “evolution” in it has an disproportionate appeal to me and subsequently, disproportionate disappointment. Tha... »

Asshat Burgles Kids With Cancer – Nerds Respond with Kindness

Asshat Burgles Kids With Cancer – Nerds Respond with Kindness

HopeSpring is a cancer support center that offers services and counseling to people suffering from cancer. One of their regular programs is for children where they provide games and a fun atmosphere to help kids with cancer meet each other and cope with the fear, pain, and uncertainty that comes with the disease. And some heartless thief stole their WII U. You read that right. Somebody STOLE A WII... »

Drabble Lab round 10: Purple

Drabble Lab round 10: Purple

It was a quiet week for drabble lab, but that means that I actually get to feature all of the drabbles! »

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Review

If you haven’t played Borderlands 2 I highly recommend it. It’s exactly the opposite of what you might expect from a first-person shooter. It’s funny, colorful, satirical, self-aware and cooperative. The gameplay is varied enough to stay interesting and it is brilliantly voiced. It is, in my mind, one of the best games out there, doubly so if you like to play with your friends. I... »

Drabble Lab Round 9: Explosive

Drabble Lab Round 9: Explosive

Hello all! Sorry for the lateness of Drabble Lab this round; I am on vacation and foolishly messed up sending the winner out to Brian, who was illustrating. But oh man, there was some great stuff last round! »

Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center

Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center

Hello from Minneapolis! I arrived early this morning for SkepchickCON, and since I had some time to kill, I decided to check out the Walker Art Center. I’m a big fan of contemporary art, and everything I’ve seen so far has been artistically compelling and thoughtfully curated. I’ve really enjoyed my stroll through the sculpture gardens, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas‘ ... »

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