Muscle Memory

There are a lot of people missing out on the magic of video games because it is hard to learn how to move inside the game world.

Halloween Platform Game

Trying my hand at game making... Something for the kids in time for Halloween. It's not really done yet - gotta add a few more levels I think... and a way to save your score.  

Lazy Thinking

Ok - so you might have heard of this woman already... Anita Sarkeesian is an über modern feminist and pop culture critic. Recently, she took on the gaming industry and the game boys fought back. They literally threatened to kill her, stalked her all over the internet and turned their harassment into a kind of social media…

Once you go Creative, why go back to Normal?

Both Sim City and Minecraft, and probably other games too, offer a 'creative' or 'sandbox' mode.  This means that the game turns off all the monsters and disasters and gives you unlimited access to materials. With all that potential wealth at your fingertips, why would people play any other way? During my recent bout of Sim…

I’m a Gamer Woman, Dammit

One of my favorite places on the web to find help for the game (SWTOR) is Dulfy.net.  I guess the pink script of her logo should have tipped me off, but I did not realize at first that Dulfy is female. I assumed that a gamer blog would be run by someone male. Why? Why, despite being a female…

The Game vs Real Life

Should I worry when the line between real life and a computer game seems to blur? My boyfriend and I were walking along the street, chatting about this and that, when I saw a sign in a store window that contained the initialism, "GSI."  Earlier that morning he and I were searching in the game…

My Occasional Obsessive Tendencies

Allow me to share with you my list of activities for the last five days: Sleep - six hours a night Eat - about two hours a day Play Sim City - half of all the remaining time Play SWTOR* - the other half of the remaining time Is this obsessive behavior? (A brief aside for any…