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The Perfect Woman

Mass Effect 2 introduces the player to the perfect woman. Her name is Miranda Lawson. The back story of Miranda Lawson is this. She was genetically engineered by her father to become the perfect woman. Everything about her is designed,… Continue Reading →

The Privilege Paradox

For anyone following this blog, you’ll know that I analyze games, and primarily I analyze games that I really enjoy playing. Mass Effect is one of those games. I’ll use Mass Effect as an example, but the truth is that… Continue Reading →

Dysfunctional Companies

I did some digging lately into both project management and company management. One of the things I found that were seriously problematic, but also emblematic for the games industry is dysfunctional companies and dysfunctional teams. The hallmark of a dysfunctional… Continue Reading →

The Gift of Greatness

Ten years ago, Jacob’s father disappeared along with the Hugo Gernsback, the privately-held frigate on which he served as first officer. Last week, the ship’s beacon sent out a distress call reporting a crash on the planet Aeia. Jacob would… Continue Reading →

Let me be the hero

I vividly remember seeing Wonder Woman in the darkness of a movie theatre with a dear friend. I remember tears in my eyes as Diana climbed up the ladder and charged across the battlefield. I remember thinking “this is for… Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Male Genius

Note: I will be using the term “woman” a lot in this post, in part because articles and research tend to use a gender binary. I do however recognise that the biases women face are biases all marginalised groups face… Continue Reading →

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