Category Archives: gaming

Broken Age as a Critique of Privilege

As a Kickstarter backer, I was very excited to finally get my hands on the new Double Fine adventure game, Broken Age. In this game, players can switch between two protagonists as they go through their own (initially disconnected) stories. … Continue reading

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All in the Game: GTAAAA FIIIIIVE

So obviously the only game anyone is talking about this month is Grand Theft Auto V, one of the most highly anticipated games of the season, which broke sales records within days of its release. Let’s get the basics out … Continue reading

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Choice: Texas – A Q&A with Carly Kocurek and Allyson Whipple

No matter how much some stalwarts may resist it, gaming as a medium for creative expression is evolving and growing. More and more independent game creators are able to reach a wider audience with the help of social media and … Continue reading

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GaymerX – A Different Kind of Gaming Convention

This past weekend, the inaugural GaymerX convention took place in San Francisco’s Japantown. Developed by Matt Conn, the event found its footing through Kickstarter support, becoming the first convention catering to and celebrating LGBTQ gamers. The weekend included thoughtful panels, … Continue reading

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All in the Game

Welcome to the first installment of what will hopefully become a regular column here at Geekquality, where I will serve as your guide through the veritable forest of gaming news, and have feelings about games and gamer culture at you, … Continue reading

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Papo & Yo and the Three Pillars of Game Design

In video games, there are trends to be tracked and bandwagons to be jumped on, but prognostication is still nearly impossible. Will a game end up being influential in the long term, or will it join the ranks of obscure … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Average Gamer: 2012 Entertainment Software Demographics Deconstructed

Last week, the Entertainment Software Association released their 2012 sales, demographic and usage report for the computer and video game industry. Their findings, while not exactly surprising to those of us who follow the industry, challenge the conventional wisdom about … Continue reading

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E3 Media Impressions

or Sci-Fi White Guys, Lara’s Troubles, Happy Zombie Momma and One Too Many Ellen Pages Every year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) fills the Los Angeles Convention Center in an explosion of high tech, prop guns, bronzed spokes models, and … Continue reading

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Once More, With Reapers!

As my first impressions have noted, Mass Effect 3 opens with a bang, but things really get interesting as the game continues and Shepard finds herself forced into the role of peacemaker between all manner of alien races and groups, … Continue reading

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Race in Games and the Next Assassin

Please welcome our guest contributor Rick Gee! Ladies and Gentlemen. I am Puerto Rican and I play video games – lots of video games. Which is funny, since, to look at the gaming industry, as well as the content of the … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3: First Impressions

Well, it’s finally here! Mass Effect 3 was released in the U.S. today, and I immediately ran out for my copy. Readers will know from our recent Geeking Out roundups, as well as my previous Mass Effect post that I’m … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Reapers: Women & Romance in Mass Effect

Anyone who has played a BioWare RPG could probably attest to the fact that as far as game developers go, BioWare is fairly progressive and diverse. While the industry tends to pander to white, 18-25 year old males, essentially assuming … Continue reading

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