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Brofist Intimacy

Just this morning I said that I was pretty close to done when it came to talking about Final Fantasy XV, mostly because, quote: "It's like shouting at an incoming meteor with a megaphone asking it to politely turn around." That was maybe me being a little upset because I've had a trying morning in general,… Continue reading Brofist Intimacy

Games Criticism · Narrative in Games · Sexuality in gaming

You Can’t Take It Off

Lately, I'm beginning to feel like a bit of a crank when it comes to LGBTQ issues in games. Specifically, I'm worried that I'm being too hard on people who are potential allies. And while I am vehemently against that as a critique coming from allies themselves ("you're not making any friends, you know") I… Continue reading You Can’t Take It Off

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Janey Springs Eternal

So to continue what appears to be an accidental series of blog posts writing about Gearbox Software's Borderlands games, I wanted to get something down on paper regarding the newest title, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel. Now, if you follow my writing and Twitter and such you probably already know that I recently reviewed the game for Paste… Continue reading Janey Springs Eternal

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Me and Bobby l’Cie

So earlier today on Twitter, Denis Farr and I were discussing how mages in the Dragon Age universe have a lot of queer readings, especially in the sense of political queerness in the 70s/80s. In the process I mentioned that I got a similar vibe from the much-maligned cast of Final Fantasy 13, specifically the relationship between "fal'Cie" (power… Continue reading Me and Bobby l’Cie