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A Note on Gamers

So, as you may have seen, I did talk a bit about the terms hardcore and casual and how meaningless I find they are in the context of gaming culture and game development. I also spoke a bit about what… Continue Reading →

Hardcore and casual

I’m going to say something “controversial”. Hardcore and casual gamers has become a meaningless designation. Being any of those “types” of gamer says nothing about gaming habits anymore. “Hardcore”, when the designation first appeared, was used to describe players who… Continue Reading →

The Power of Gatekeeping

If you are in any way part of gaming culture, you’ll know that gatekeeping is part of that culture. To my mind, and as part of a completely unproven hypothesis on my end, gatekeeping is about power. The power to… Continue Reading →

We Need to Talk

More specifically, we need to speak up about the circumstances and conditions that are fairly standard in game development. Just recently, a woman was fired from Bungie because she didn’t use the right title in her social media accounts. She… Continue Reading →

Why so Negative?

The reason I write a lot about what games do wrong is because I feel that gaming culture, game development and games in general can be so much better, but in order for us to be better, we have to… Continue Reading →

The Industry is Failing Us

At least to a certain extent. The individuals called out during #MeToo are pretty much unaffected, or seem to be unaffected, while the people who spoke up against them are being hauled into court for libel, or hauled into the… Continue Reading →

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