Nerds and Male Privilege

I want to tell you a story. » 12/16/11 10:00am 12/16/11 10:00am

Did I oversimplify an issue with regards to male privilege? Did I miss an aspect of male privilege in geek culture that you feel needs to be highlighted? Sound off in the comments and let me know.

The Equal Opportunity Perversion of Kotaku

Last week, some folks paid Kotaku the kindness of noticing how...let's call it "progressive"...we've begun to lean over the last few months since I came aboard as Editorial Director. (Dan Bruno, in particular; I had other discussions on Twitter.) Often there was a criticism behind the compliments: Why does an… » 11/14/11 3:40pm 11/14/11 3:40pm

An Eloquent Apology for Geek Misogyny to a Woman That Doesn't Exist…

Geek men like to believe that we're the sensitive, thoughtful, and caring men that attractive women often pass over for asshole alpha male types. Recently male geek culture as a whole proved that not to be the case. » 9/16/11 12:40pm 9/16/11 12:40pm

How Otaku Annoy Other Otaku

Are you a nerd or a geek? If calculations are correct, I've probably pissed off oodles of others, who have also pissed off their fair share of fellow nerds. It's a vicious cycle: otaku (loosely "geek" or "nerd") pissing off other otaku. But it exists and, otaku being otaku, there's not much one can do about it. » 3/29/11 2:00am 3/29/11 2:00am

Geek Is...

Geek. This word is power, Chris Metzen, Blizzard's senior vice president of creative development tells us. This word is identity. This is our word. And for one weekend it was also BlizzCon's word. » 10/27/10 6:30pm 10/27/10 6:30pm