Posts Tagged With: video games

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August 31, 2015

#KidletBros: First Impressions of Disney Infinity 3.0

This Sunday, BIL and his girlfriend surprised the KidletBros with Disney Infinity 3.0. The Saga Bundle (w/ Boba Fett!) and a bunch of figures to get them started – it’s their birthday and Christmas present from them. (I should point out it was only a surprise to the Kidlets, they’d asked us ahead of time if it was okay) What they got – the Saga Bundle, which included Boba Fett and the Twilight of the Republic playset (which came with Anakin and Ahsoka) and the Classic Trilogy. Then they bought Sabine, Obi-Wan, Yoda and Olaf and a set of SW…

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August 1, 2013

[Vlog] 10: Q&A, Part II – Video Games

This is the final installment of my Q&A videos, and this amazing question was spun off from a point raised in my Fake Geek Girls video. So behold- discussing the SWM influence on video games, and a moment where I confess something that sounds utterly horrible when taken out of context. In this video I bring up the recent Tomb Raider game, and the controversy that popped up around E3. If you’re unfamiliar with it, I wrote a couple of blog posts about it- this one’s the first, and links to the second. Honestly, if you’re looking for a video…

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June 9, 2012

Why I won’t be playing the new Lara Croft game.

Note: This post still gets a fair amount of traffic, so I wanted to note that at the end of this post (and the related posts) there’s an update. Back when I was in college, everyone had Tomb Raider. I was no exception. Not to mention- I liked Lara Croft. I am a huge Indiana Jones fan, and here was a female counterpart who had it all. She knew the history, could handle the weapons, and was clever enough to outwit the bad guys time and time again- even if it meant making a difficult choice along the way. Frankly,…

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November 16, 2010

Children shouldn’t live in a bubble.

Every day I look at the BlogHer ad bar in the sidebar of my site to see if any of my blog posts are linked. And then I click on the post titles I find interesting. So when I saw “Why do we freak out about Bratz, but not violent video games?” I was intrigued. Because this is a topic I have discussed as a gamer, feminist and a mother. The actual post is titled “Blood, Guts and Rock & Roll: We’re Up in Arms About Bratz, But We Ignore Killstreaks in Black Ops.” It’s about how the California Supreme…

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April 17, 2010

Are video games art? Ebert says no.

What is art? That’s a question that comes up every so often in regards to modern art installations. For those unfamiliar, installations are typically more than a show at a gallery. Usually it’s a showing by a single artist with an over-all cohesive theme that’s been put together specifically for that specific space. At the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, there’s currently an installation by Marina Abramović entitled Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present where Ms. Abramović sits at a table where guests may sit across from her, while models (some nude, some clothed) pose around her.…