Library Thursdays

I remember reading, back when actual printed video game magazines were just starting to die and the website boom was starting to hit, that the vast majority of console gamers bought just two games a year, and that at least one was almost certainly their favorite annual franchise. Are things different now? I tried looking … More Library Thursdays

Fifty Shades of Meh

The greatest curse a bad movie can have is the bane of mediocrity; of an execution that is neither massively incompetent nor exceptional, is comfortable but lacking charm, and/or devoid of innovative, creative plot and characters. Change any one of these elements and a film can become interesting; romantic comedies of the 90’s and 00’s may have been bland, sexist, heterosexist, and smarmy, but they were at least charming in their character’s positivity.

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#28DaysOfBlackCosplay

Cosplay is more than simply dressing up as a preferred character; it’s a form of self-expression, identifying with a (usually fictional) character on a level beyond simple admiration or appreciation. It takes time and effort to dress up like a favorite superhero or video game fighter or animated antagonist, and that time is hard to … More #28DaysOfBlackCosplay

GAMES | A Queer Moment in Mafia 3 Made Me Feel Things

When the world seems too bleak I often find myself delving into a video game to occupy my thoughts with imaginary worlds. Which explains why I recently found myself playing Mafia 3, a game where an oppressed protagonist takes revenge upon power hungry racists. Total escape from reality, right? Although the framework of the Mafia … More GAMES | A Queer Moment in Mafia 3 Made Me Feel Things