Category: Culture

Sakura-Con 2009

Sakura-Con took place last weekend, from 10 – 12 April in Seattle. I took a bunch of pictures, and met up with some friends. I didn’t buy anything. I wasn’t even remotely tempted to buy anything. I haven’t been watching much anime in recent years, and a lot of the merchandise was related to anime that I’m not familiar with.…

RapeLay: Reinforcing Rape Culture

There’s some discussion going on in gaming circles about how┬áRapeLay, a game in which the goal of the player is to violently rape women, was removed from Amazon.com. The best analysis of this controversy that I have read so far doesn’t come from gaming blogosphere or the mainstream media, both of which seem to have missed an important point about…

Parkour and Gender

I’m still playing Mirror’s Edge. Free time has not been so readily available. Another reason for my slow progress is that I’m masochistically attempting to complete the game without firing a weapon. I also really suck at platformers, and a first-person platformer is even more difficult for me. Mirror’s Edge is not nearly as frustrating a platformer as Castlevania: The…