the artistry and psychology of gaming


Mass Effect 3: The Controversial Ending, and What It Means for the Future of the Industry

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in In-Depth | 7 comments

Ethan analyzes why people are upset about the Mass Effect 3 ending, how BioWare could have avoided the controversy, and how BioWare’s reaction might change the industry. WARNING: This article contains more spoilers than a NASCAR race.

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Mass Effect 3

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Reviews | 2 comments

Does the end of this monumental series live up to its high expectations, or leave you stranded out in the Far Rim wanting more?

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The Evolution of FemShep

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 7 comments

This week, Minnie decided to take a closer look at a character she considers to be one of the best representations of women in the gaming world and explores the reasons for her resounding success and acclaim.

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Made for Men, By Men

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in From the Archives | 0 comments

Taken from a post she originally wrote in the beginning of May 2011, Minnie offers you a less serious looks into the odd role of women in video games, starting with when she played Mass Effect 1 and had utterly no idea that there was even the option to be a women, coming to the sad realisation along the way that women always look weird in games and that she’s too vain to risk it and finally finishing with the desire to be a Crusader for female gamers everywhere!

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Women and Mass Effect

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Girl Gamer | 12 comments

This week, Minnie takes a deeper look at the critically acclaimed Mass Effect to explore and discuss the ways in which it portrays women, both positively and negatively.

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