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I have been profoundly angered, saddened and inspired to action by a whole host of GameSpot comments recently.
This one is the latest in a long, long line -- and it might be the one that has finally ensured I'm going to sit down and write something about the issue properly. It's no better or worse than any others; it's just the last straw.
For now I'm just going to present it without any sort of comment at all, other than to state it exists.
"Oh brother, now we get the politically correct propaganda on a video game website. As anAnglo-SaxonProtestant male, I have gotten my share of hate from those promoting 'diversity'. Perhaps they needsensitivity-training to learn how to validate my own idiosyncratic world view. We straight white guys need to start a support group to prevent our emasculation by hate groups like Feminine Frequency. I propose " Massively Masculine Men with Massively Monster Members". Let's fight back against these whiney skanks!"
More, as they say, to follow.
As some of you might have seen, we've had new by-lines rolled out on the site, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to update this long-neglected blog to celebrate the fact. If you haven't seen them, you can see mine here or Danny's here-- or you can just look below at mine if you don't much care for links.
If you're confused the the last part (as it seems some people are) the banner at the top of the page might give you something of a hint. As well as helping get content about games in front of your pretty faces, I'm something of a roller derby nut. I currently try to coach (read: shout at lots) The Steam Rollers and (occasionally) Batter C Power, two teams from the inimitable London Rollergirls.
I also occasionally spend some time writing about roller derby on a voluntary basis to help spread the word, generally under my adopted skate name, Lex Talionis, mostly for the world's premiere roller derby news site, DNN (whose jacket you can actually see me sporting in the aforementioned byline photo.
Those of you who've been around for a little while may remember a little feature we did at the start of last year where we got a few of LRG in to put some fitness games through their paces... which ended up being one of the favourite things on the site that I've had a hand in making. But anyway...
If you're confused about the whole derby thing, then this NSFW (due to language--naughty Raw!) meme-related video might help. If that doesn't work, then I'll just let Gotham Girls say it better than I ever could (with some help from Yakety Sax) with the highlights from last year that formtheir 2012 season preview video.
This blog is a part of the scavenger hunt.
Share a couple of items on your Christmas wishlist this year.
At the top of my christmas wishlist is a new gaming laptop and a decent external monitor. I like the flexibility of having a rig that can be put away. I love PC gaming, and tend to get so much more out of games when I play them on PC, but just don't have the hardware at home to do it in quite the way I want.
Next is a couple of tickets to Japan. Trundling round Super Potato in Akihabara is one of my favourite things in gaming next to killing a new raid boss in WoW, and even though the Japanese games industry isn't anythign close to as powerful as once it was, a trip to Japan does always offer some really exciting glimpses into what the future holds.
What games will you play during the holidays?
In the few bits of time off I have at home, I think I'll be mostly playing World of Warcfraft: Cataclysm (I'm Kasugano on EU Draenor, most of the time). I'm also going to use the time to attend to some unfinished business; I'm yet to beat Rodin in Bayonetta, and I haven't finished my Insanity playthrough on Mass Effect 2.
I may also go back to Fallout: New Vegas if that's been patched up a bit; I bought it on launch day, but abandoned it in relatively short order thanks to the games massive haul of bugs. And who knows... I may even finally build up the resolve to open up that copy of EA Sports Active 2 that's been taunting me for several weeks.
What are the kinds of food or drinks you must have during the holidays?
Holidays tend to mean excess. We're talking port, champagne and malt whiskey, to wash down the turkey, smoked salmon, Christmas cake and--of course, Christmas pudding.
This is perhaps why I then feel the need to sleep for most of January.
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A demo of some lighting tech from Cambridge-based firm Geomerics. Their new engine (that looks surprisingly cool) is going to be shown properly at GDC08.
One of the PS3 launch commercials, featuring eggs, the sixaxis controller and some birds (ravens by the look of things).
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