I find myself lately (and almost always, really) continuing to think about the future of feminist game studies, continuing to consider its implications and situatedness in academia, continuing to interrogate its orientations, goals, uses, and perspectives... Games have taught us to fight, to follow orders and get the job done, because if we do, we'll be rewarded in some way. Fewer games have taught us to reflect on what we're doing, and why. We can reflect on our own, of course - that's a lot of what we do he... Because it is terrifyingly easy to lure me into anything related to attempted organization, I've recently made a bullet journal. The idea is simple: a self-designed journal/planner that allows more flexibility than a traditional planner (something I've ne... Art can reflect reality. Art can mimic reality. Art can argue for a new and better reality. Art can even make us question reality. Art often is about perspective: seeing things, feeling things, understanding things from an alternative perspective. That's ... Episode 143: Best, Worst, and Everything In Between: GOTY 2016 (Right click and save as to download, or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or TuneIn). In this week's episode we talk about our picks for GOTY as well as the games we wish we had never... It's the holiday season, and I'm seeing a lot of interaction from friends talking about visiting families and holiday parties. Some friends are back at homes where they are loved and accepted; some friends are not. Some friends are with the family they we... I spent my Christmas up in Minnesota visiting my parents. I didn't grow up in the small town where they currently reside, as we moved around a lot thanks to my Dad being in the Navy, but their new house still has all of the pictures and knick-knacks I saw... Work on Dishonored 2 took time, such time that there's no chance of the story purposefully mimicking too much of what's happening in the world now, but then again, the story of what's happening in the world now is an old one, a repeated cycle of suffering... I've mentioned before that my mother started gaming in her 70s (sorry mom) in order to play games with my daughter and I thought that this was the coolest thing ever.