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Ugh, Emotions: Part IV

CW: harassment, gaslighting, suicidal thoughts By necessity and signed paperwork, I’m keeping it vague. It’s also in the past. I’m posting it because I have this idea that we need to show that negative behaviour doesn’t have to be sexual…. Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part III

This post is a bit of an interlude where I talk about the difficulties marginalised groups have in getting hired, it’s also about being a victim, but refusing to be victimised. And it’s a “glorious” CV because I just know… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part II

CW: Harassment, sexism, sexual harassment In 2000 I wrote my thesis at a mobile games company. It was titled User Interfaces for Role-playing on a Mobile Platform. I still have it somewhere. It’s 150 pages long and is probably quite… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part I

CW: Harassment, exclusion. This is a difficult set of posts for me to write, because they admit to my own complicity in a culture I desperately want to change. To understand gaming, the games industry and the gaming culture it’s… Continue Reading →

The Standard You Walk Past

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. – Lieutenant General David Morrison The title of this post was something said by Lt General David Morrison in a speech to the Australian army, after allegations of sexual misconduct… Continue Reading →

I don’t beat games

I’ve been reading a lot on Twitter lately about how games are “beaten”. “I beat Animal Crossing”. “I beat Final Fantasy 7”. “I beat”… whatever it was that needed beating, I suppose. I don’t beat games. I play them, experience… Continue Reading →

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