A-Kul’s Arrival

It seems fitting that one of the main reasons that I purchased a brand new computer is the imminent launch of Guild Wars 2. My previous desktop computer purchase was partially prompted by the intention to play the original Guild Wars over seven years ago. This time, I decided not to go the DIY route. This time, I decided to purchase a…

Guild Wars 2: 28 August 2012

Guild wars 2 is launching on August 28. That’s two months from today. I cannot wait to finally play with a character (or four) in which I’m invested. All the characters I’ve created will be erased before the game launches. I’ve tried not to spoil myself on the charr personal story while I played in the Beta Weekend Events, as…

Tropes vs. Women on the Internet: Having Opinions

One of the big pieces of news over the past few weeks has been the organized harassment campaign (trigger warning) against Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency. What she did wrong, according to the harassers, was to dare to put up a Kickstarter project to raise funds to create a series of web videos examining common stereotypcial female characters in videogames. She hasn’t…

Journey

This post is filled with spoilers for Journey, so if you care about that sort of thing, finish the game before you read it. It’s perhaps a testament to thatgamecompany‘s minimalistic and purposefully artistic design that a player can read Journey in different ways. Journey succeeds admirably as both a fun game and and as a deeper, thought-provoking experience. It…