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25 Sep '13
1

Do Gamers Need Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminism? | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios (by PBS Game/Show)

06 Sep '13
39
So I need your help…

holysonicscrewdriversbatman:

Dear followers, 

So here is the story, I want to go to school in LA in the fall.  Everything is set and my application is complete, but my mom has told me that if I don’t pay her back the $300+ I owe her for medical bills and money I borrowed I wont get any financial help.  So I am going to be selling a lot of my stuff, I already have a buyer for my xbox.  As much as I don’t want to sell it I have no other choice.  I am trying to go to Film School to try and pursue my dreams.  So please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am very flexible with my prices and I have no problem supplying pictures.

I am selling: 

  • Halo 4 Cortana & Spartan figures. ($5 each)
  • Gollum Statue from Twin Towers Extended edition. ($15)
  • A lot of DC’s new 52 #1’s (~$5 each)
  • Legends of the Dark Knight Batman comic sets ($15 a set)
  • Other assorted comics (Varies)
  • Ghost In The Shell original Graphic Novel ($20)
  • Juno Bluray ($7)
  • Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist Bluray ($7)
  • True Blood season 1 DVD ($10)
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1 DVD ($10)
  • The Losers Bluray ($7)
  • The Witcher PC ($10)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 + Expansion PC ($10)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets buttons ($5 for the whole set)
  • Grab bag of DVDs ($5) 
04 Sep '13
39
So I need your help…

holysonicscrewdriversbatman:

Dear followers, 

So here is the story, I want to go to school in LA in the fall.  Everything is set and my application is complete, but my mom has told me that if I don’t pay her back the $300+ I owe her for medical bills and money I borrowed I wont get any financial help.  So I am going to be selling a lot of my stuff, I already have a buyer for my xbox.  As much as I don’t want to sell it I have no other choice.  I am trying to go to Film School to try and pursue my dreams.  So please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am very flexible with my prices and I have no problem supplying pictures.

I am selling: 

  • Halo 4 Cortana & Spartan figures. ($5 each)
  • Gollum Statue from Twin Towers Extended edition. ($15)
  • A lot of DC’s new 52 #1’s (~$5 each)
  • Legends of the Dark Knight Batman comic sets ($15 a set)
  • Other assorted comics (Varies)
  • Ghost In The Shell original Graphic Novel ($20)
  • Juno Bluray ($7)
  • Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist Bluray ($7)
  • Resident Evil Apocalypse Bluray ($7)
  • True Blood season 1 DVD ($10)
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1 DVD ($10)
  • Pandorum Bluray ($7)
  • The Losers Bluray ($7)
  • The Witcher PC ($10)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 + Expansion PC ($10)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets buttons ($5 for the whole set)
  • Grab bag of DVDs ($5) 
25 Aug '13
357
SlideShow s01e02: Tilt the set! [x]

24 Aug '13
39
So I need your help…

holysonicscrewdriversbatman:

Dear followers, 

So here is the story, I want to go to school in LA in the fall.  Everything is set and my application is complete, but my mom has told me that if I don’t pay her back the $300+ I owe her for medical bills and money I borrowed I wont get any financial help.  So I am going to be selling a lot of my stuff, I already have a buyer for my xbox.  As much as I don’t want to sell it I have no other choice.  I am trying to go to Film School to try and pursue my dreams.  So please don’t hesitate to contact me, I am very flexible with my prices and I have no problem supplying pictures.

I am selling: 

  • Halo 4 Cortana & Spartan figures. ($5 each)
  • Gollum Statue from Twin Towers Extended edition. ($15)
  • A lot of DC’s new 52 #1’s (~$5 each)
  • Legends of the Dark Knight Batman comic sets ($15 a set)
  • Other assorted comics (Varies)
  • Ghost In The Shell original Graphic Novel ($20)
  • Juno Bluray ($7)
  • Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist Bluray ($7)
  • Resident Evil Apocalypse Bluray ($7)
  • True Blood season 1 DVD ($10)
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1 DVD ($10)
  • Pandorum Bluray ($7)
  • The Losers Bluray ($7)
  • The Witcher PC ($10)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 + Expansion PC ($10)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets buttons ($5 for the whole set)
  • Grab bag of DVDs ($5) 
22 Aug '13
21
Drell Prayer for the dead (ME3), I want this at my funeral
Thane: Kalahira, mistress of inscrutable depths, I ask forgiveness. Kalahira, whose waves wear down stone and sand--
Kolyat: Kalahira, wash the sins from this one, and set him on the distant shore of the infinite spirit...Kalahira, this one's heart is pure, but beset by wickedness and contention.
Shepard: Guide this one to where the traveler never tires, the lover never leaves, the hungry never starve. Guide this one, Kalahira, and s/he will be a companion to you as s/he was to me
05 Aug '13
1
05 Aug '13
40292

transgalacticwanderer:

this is cute and gives me feels! <3

04 Aug '13
7

A “hump of assumptions” can stand in the way of creating and including lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters in video games today, said David Gaider, lead writer for the Dragon Age series at BioWare. Speaking on an EA-populated panel at GaymerX in San Francisco today, Gaider and colleagues addressed the importance of heeding the demand for diversity and, more plainly, “reflecting humanity” in modern games.

Hesitation over tackling LGBT issues, Gaider said, can come from pessimistic assumptions made – both by creators and marketers – about how the audience will react. One of BioWare’s earliest gay characters, Juhani in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, was practically snuck into the game. “I think for a long time it was just assumed that nobody would accept it,” he said. “That’s what the mentality was. It’s not like we went and tried to ask permission or anything - we kind of hid it. She never says, ‘She was my lover.’ She just says, ‘We are very close.’”

Not explicitly addressing the topic, however, “seemed like a very obvious exclusion” to Gaider. BioWare’s next role-playing game, Jade Empire, was less subtle in its depiction of a same-sex relationship, and it faced far less resistance than the team had assumed. There was no long conversation after the team asked, “Why don’t we just make the romances available to both genders?” According to Gaider, “that was the whole conversation.” 

A similar anecdote came from panelist David “Rez” Graham, software engineer and AI programmer on The Sims 4, who recalled the introduction of same-sex characters in the first Sims game. Far from leading to a dreaded debate within the company, the equal-opportunity woohoo-ing (the game’s euphemism for sex) of the Sims happened without consternation. “The lead engineer on the original sims was openly gay,” Rez said. “He had a reputation for just … implementing things. Nobody really questioned it, which was really cool. It boiled down to exactly one meeting - it was a question of how we support this, it was never about do we support this.” (It took until The Sims 3, however, for same-sex marriage to formally appear.)

Of course, the presence of gay or lesbian relationships in a game that playfully simulates humanity is different from the likes of a serious space opera like Mass Effect, which occupies a different space in gaming culture. According to panelist Jessica Merizan, community manager for BioWare Edmonton, “the rules are different” for games that are aimed at consumers beyond the 18+ male demographic.

"I grew up with The Sims, and it didn’t really seem like a big issue,” she said. “I’m pretty sure that’s how I learned about sex in the first place.” A game like Mass Effect 3, which drew ire from a subset of fans for its inclusion of a gay pilot named Steve Cortez, broached the subject differently – and while it was controversial, Merizan was pleased it wasn’t a storm obscuring the game. The “man’s man” Cortez, she said, illustrated that “you don’t have to be a certain way to be gay.”


Gaider, meanwhile, tempered assumptions made over EA’s bottom line following the (eventual) inclusion of gay romance options in Mass Effect: “It’s fair to say that our taking that step affected our sales in no way whatsoever.” While some may choose to object and avoid purchasing the game as a result, “I think we have equal evidence of people who bought the games because it included that.”

By opting for empathy and inclusion, Gaider said, EA gained new fans that are vocal in their support of those games through forums and social networks. “That’s the sort of language that companies listen to,” he said. “As developers we are there to make art, but we are also there to survive and make money. In talking about it, they are making their presence heard.”

That presence, the panelists suggested, will grow with the increased prominence of independent games, some of which explore LGBT issues in more depth than AAA productions do. The powers that be are “not only capitalists, they’re copy cats,” Gaider quipped. “They will jump onto that bandwagon so fast.”