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Comment In: [News - 03/20/2014 - 02:05]

I 'm a straight/white/cis/male, and ...

I 'm a straight/white/cis/male, and don 't feel at all demonized or attacked by articles bringing up legitimate concerns like these. I suppose most folks living in a position of extreme privilege have especially thin skin as a result, and are especially prone to feeling 'attacked ' when that privilege ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/13/2014 - 07:48]

I feel like this was ...

I feel like this was definitely weighted toward the technical side of things, and projected/expected a myopia onto the artists while not recognizing that it was being a little bit myopic, too. r n r nIt reminds me of a project an engineer friend had to do in undergrad, where ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/02/2014 - 11:41]

You are absolutely right. If ...

You are absolutely right. If Gone Home were excised of everything that makes it notable the setting, the unconventional way for framing a pretty conventional story, the playing with player expectations , it would no longer be a notable game. r n r nAnd, likewise, a game where the central ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/02/2014 - 03:08]

The game uses a variety ...

The game uses a variety of strategies at varying levels of subtlety, requiring varying degrees of player inference and engagement, to meaningfully flesh out 3-4 characters and their relationships in a way idiosyncratically well-suited to the medium. r n r nBut let 's harp on the lack of characterization of ...

Comment In: [News - 11/18/2013 - 02:46]

While we do of course ...

While we do of course need female developers - and gender parity in every field - your assertion that men can only write or produce male characters seems to operate under two completely fallacious assumptions: r n r n1. Game developers/designers are incapable of empathizing with characters who are unlike ...

Comment In: [News - 11/12/2013 - 03:14]

I think it 's refreshing ...

I think it 's refreshing for them to put forth that feminism is a completely reasonable worldview that can influence your life and your work without you coming across as the kind of agenda-pushing straw wo man game people often tend to caricature feminists as. r n r nIt 's ...