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Being Black in Video Games

Being Black in real life isn’t super easy. Sure you always have company whenever you go shopping, even if you started alone. You’re more likely to have a living will or healthcare proxy (at least you should). Because Black folks are dropping dead like it’s Jim Crow again. South Park’s new game recently introduced a slider that was labeled “Difficulty” and changed the character’s race. The darker you are the “harder” the difficulty. It’s funny because it’s... Read more

5 Video Game Futures That Could Be Awesome

Sometimes the present is boring and the future takes too long to get here. No hover cars, no robots, not a single alien. In video games we get to see the possibilities for the future good, but mostly bad. But I don’t think the bad is really all that bad. If you look from the right angle, some of these video game futures are kind of awesome. 1. Borderlands If you’re a psycho or a... Read more

Semi-practical, Post-Apocalyptic Dress Up

As a faithful apocalypse fan-girl I always look for ways to incorporate my passion into my everyday life without triggering institutionalization. Is it possible to subtly cosplay, prep, or otherwise support my passion for the end of the world? YES! With semi-practical, post-apocalyptic dress-up! I’ll show you a few examples of how you might pay homage without looking like you’re planning “an event.” Bare Necessities A simple, day outfit that covers the edgy side of... Read more

Where’s the ‘Run and Hide’ Button?

I’m watching Resident Evil: Retribution (That’s 5 for the uninitiated) and one of the Michelle Rodriguez characters is all sweet and innocent and doesn’t know how to hold a gun. So eventually bad ass Alice around again and teaches her to shoot a 30 second tutorial and gives her a child to protect. HUWAT?! Do you give a shit of this child lives? Not the point. The point is M.Rodz immediately  looks around and says, “Over there looks... Read more

The Land of The Video Game Apocalypse

Video games and the apocalypse go hand in hand. Player One is always that one guy with shit to do and an appointment on Tuesday trying to make his (or her) way through this mess and help all these people out—how’d they survive before Player One came along? But, we keep coming back to these needy people in their dangerous world because of some romanticism that we can hack it, fix it, or beat it... Read more

Apocalyptic Fashion: Resident Evil–Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine: Jill Valentine is a Special Operations Agent (SOA) of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, of which she is a co-founder and one of the original eleven members, making her a respected and high ranking operative of the organization. She is one of the main protagonists of the Resident Evil series. (source (includes images except the side by side of Jill and Sienna Guillory, which is from Wikipedia. )) Read more

Apocalyptic Fashion: Resident Evil–Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine: Jill Valentine is a Special Operations Agent (SOA) of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, of which she is a co-founder and one of the original eleven members, making her a respected and high ranking operative of the organization. She is one of the main protagonists of the Resident Evil series. (source (includes images except the side by side of Jill and Sienna Guillory, which is from Wikipedia. )) Read more