A Modest Proposal about Boobs

Okay, okay, okay. So WildStar just reduced the breast size of the Human and Aurin (bunnygirls!) character models in this latest beta patch. Most people either don’t care or are generally pleased with the decision, while a vocal minority are flipping out. We’re often told that part of the reason female characters are almost always designed to be sexually attractive to straight dudes first and foremost is capitalism and...

Second Day of Listmas: Most Stylish Video Game Characters

Murf vs. Internet has organized a “Blogger Listmas“, where folks write lists every day during this, the listiest time of the year. You can see more at his site, or look for the #Listmas tag on Twitter. PS: No “best games of 2013″ list — you’ll have to listen to Cat Context and Game On over the next couple of weeks for that. ;) ——————- Second Day of Listmas: Most...

The First Day of Listmas: Favorite Let’s Plays of 2013

Murf vs. Internet has organized a “Blogger Listmas“, where folks write lists every day during this, the listiest time of the year. You can see more at his site, or look for the #Listmas tag on Twitter. PS: No “best games of 2013″ list — you’ll have to listen to Cat Context and Game On over the next couple of weeks for that. ;) ——————- The First Day of Listmas:...

Steam Christmas Sale Shopping List, 2013

It’s almost here! It’s almost here! The Steam Christmas Sale is rumored to start on December 19th, and I cannot wait. I have been very good lately, avoiding both the Fall Sale and all Humble Bundles, but my resolve is starting to fail this close to the holidays and I demand NEW GAMES .. for me to ignore. To be honest, my list is a little short this year. I’ve already bought (and, for the most part, played) many of...

Film Journalism and Game Criticism

Murf wrote a post this week about the big game journalism sites and why he’s kinda giving up on them. I certainly can’t blame him — I came to the same decision myself a while back. If they’re not just frequently stupid (Kotaku), they’re dripping with privilege and industry connections. (Fun fact: the only active word filter I use on Twitter is “Ben Kuchera“.) I actually had a draft from back...

Cat Context 35: Steam Machines, FF14, Bad Raider Memories

And we’re back! Liore has unpacked, Elly has returned from his trip, and we’re joined by guest Ryven to talk about the Steam announcements and Final Fantasy XIV! Steam has made an Operating System! And some hardware! And we bicker about it! We’re not entirely sure who the market is for this or what the machine will actually do, but Elly is pretty sure it’s going to be stupid. Liore is more hopeful although...

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