Monthly Archives: January 2015

Heroines to Watch Out For #9: Anna Castellanos

Name: Anna Castellanos Game(s): Resonance Creator: Vince Twelve (xii games) Resonance is one of my favorite point-and-click adventure games, hands down. A near-future urban conspiracy thriller, the game puts you in the shoes of four character–a cop, a doctor, a journalist, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on F.E.A.R. 2: Body horror, urban ruins, shooting soldier dudes

(Spoiler warning for the first two F.E.A.R. games) For better or worse, I think F.E.A.R. 2 is probably going to be the scariest F.E.A.R. game of the trilogy. It has more bizarre hallucination sequences, actual paranormal creatures to fight (something … Continue reading

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Another very good online purchase

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I Love You, Man… with a Firm Handshake: Quelling Homoeroticism in Die Hard

I once wrote an essay for a class on American masculinity in film about how the male characters in Die Hard avoid seeming gay. Here it is in all its way-too-in-depth glory. “I Love You, Man… with a Firm Handshake: … Continue reading

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Playing F.E.A.R.: Can we make an action game scary?

So this week in uncomfortably quick succession I beat two games: the original F.E.A.R. and A Story About My Uncle. The latter is a completely nonviolent gaming experience in which the protagonist journeys to an alternate world with a neat jumpy suit … Continue reading

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Frequency Measure – Anita Sarkeesian’s Strengths and Weaknesses

I’ve been on the lookout for intelligent responses to Tropes vs. Women in Gaming–ones in which Anita Sarkeesian is not threatened sexually or violently or both or called an authoritarian douche-nozzle–and here is an excellent example! I’m really glad about … Continue reading

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