Category: Art and Design

Now Read This: Three Articles on Sexism and Games Culture

I read a lot of articles and blog posts about -isms (sexism, racism, etc.) and how they relate to videogames and the culture and community of gamers. Here are three articles I read over the past week that I found thoughtful, insightful, interesting, and which I think you should read, too. Each article discusses sexism at different levels. The first…





Xenomorph at Home

A few months ago, I tweeted about getting a sweet Alien (xenomorph) costume in PlayStation Home. The costume was released to promote the Aliens vs. Predator game, and was available for a limited time only. I’m a big fan of the Alien films, and even though I don’t spend too much time in Home, I had to get this costume. Yes,…





Interview: Sylvia Liu, Winner of SOE GIRL Scholarship 2010

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that Sylvia Liu of Milpitas, CA won the 2010 GIRL Scholarship (Gamers In Real Life Scholarship). The scholarship encourages students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, with the goal of developing videogames that attract more women to play. Liu’s $10,000 scholarship award will to be applied toward tuition and other…





Ada Lovelace Day: Interview with Nicholle Young

I have been watching The Tester, the Sony PlayStation Network reality show, since the series first started. In the show, cast members compete for a position as a Sony PlayStation Quality Assurance Tester. Nicholle Young is one of the cast members of The Tester, and she graciously agreed to take time out of her busy day and participate in this…