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With a game as successful and revered as Final Fantasy VII, it's sometimes hard to say anything about it that hasn't already been said. Yet Mark Filipowich finds a way, and examines how the classic game mirrors the fragmented society from which it came.
Sexism in games has generated plenty of discussion of late, and Karl E wonders whether it would help if developers allowed players to choose whether they expose themselves to potentially offensive content.
As far as game platforms go, Linux has been around for quite some time, yet it's never really gotten its due. Looking at some recent trends, however, E Zachary Knight is convinced that 2012 could prove the year when Linux really comes into its own.