J. Haniver’s Not In the Kitchen Anymore is a Woman’s POV on Misogynistic Gamer Socialization

I tuned into J. Haniver’s Not in the Kitchen Anymore (NITKA) after it got mentioned on Kotaku. NITKA is an extension of an earlier art project by Haniver, “a 23 year old female gamer, who specializes in first person shooters (specifically, Call of Duty).” She records conversations of (male) gamers who take issue with female gamers,Continue reading “J. Haniver’s Not In the Kitchen Anymore is a Woman’s POV on Misogynistic Gamer Socialization”

Thoughts On Gaming Journalism, Lasting First Impressions, and Ars Technica on Borderlands 2/”Shoddy Journalism”

I’m not too surprised by Ben Kuchera’s story, “Developer calls accurate Borderlands 2 report “shoddy journalism,”on Ars Technica that there is what I would call a video game developer-publicity-journalism complex. It seems that some developers and their hired marketing guns get pissy when gaming journalists actually do journalism including outing a game before it isContinue reading “Thoughts On Gaming Journalism, Lasting First Impressions, and Ars Technica on Borderlands 2/”Shoddy Journalism””

Powers Gaming’s Texas Battlefield 3 LAN Party and the Practices of Re-Inscribing Misogyny Through Sexism

Stacie Hanes posted a link to this story by Tami B. about a unofficial Battlefield 3 launch LAN party being held in Texas that specifically excluded women from participating: A large launch party and LAN for Battlefield 3 is being held in Texas, and women are disallowed from attending in order to protect them fromContinue reading “Powers Gaming’s Texas Battlefield 3 LAN Party and the Practices of Re-Inscribing Misogyny Through Sexism”

Four Days at Dragon*Con, PBS World Special, Fandom on Film

Last night, I caught the one hour documentary Four Days at Dragon*Con. It is a brief snapshot of the fandom and programming at the growing Atlanta science fiction, fantasy, horror, and gaming convention. It was interesting to see how Dragon*Con has changed and developed since I was last there for the full convention (2000), becauseContinue reading “Four Days at Dragon*Con, PBS World Special, Fandom on Film”

World of Warcraft Updates: 12 Million Members, Cataclysm, and Archaeology

    There are some exciting new World of Warcraft developments just on the horizon. Despite the worldwide economic meltdown and jobless recession recovery, folks still need to raid. Blizzard announced recently that they have not only maintained their World of Warcraft subscriber base, but it has increased to 12 million world wide players! TheContinue reading “World of Warcraft Updates: 12 Million Members, Cataclysm, and Archaeology”