Why I Didn't Attend PAX This Weekend

PAX is a behemoth. A monolith. It's nearly outgrown the ubiquitous webcomic that spawned it. It's an incredibly popular event, where tens of thousands of video game fans come together to celebrate their favorite pastime. But I think the convention still has a lot more growing to do, and in some ways is growing in the… » 4/12/14 10:31am 4/12/14 10:31am

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up. » 9/24/13 9:06pm 9/24/13 9:06pm

Players Freaked Over Achievement That Requires Them To Kiss Boys

Achievement hunters will do anything to get their precious 1000G...but that doesn't mean they'll always be happy about it. Case in point: Bully's "Over The Rainbow" achievement, which requires players to kiss other boys for 20g. Cue homophobia from reluctant players over on Xbox360achievements. » 9/02/13 7:30pm 9/02/13 7:30pm

The Gay Joke In Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Is Harmless. Or Is It?

The first thing that immediately stood out to me when I initially previewed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon wasn't the neon, it wasn't the hark back to the ridiculousness of the 80's, it wasn't even the blood dragons themselves. That's because I didn't get to see much of any of that before being hit with a gay, possibly… » 5/08/13 8:30pm 5/08/13 8:30pm

The Unquestioned Homophobia In Battlefield 3

The first time I heard "I'm getting my shit pushed in!" during a multiplayer match of Battlefield 3 was from the mouth of an acquaintance in Party chat. I assumed he and his friends were laughing at how ridiculous it sounded, because robbed of context it did sound pretty funny. I've since come to realize he was… » 1/16/12 12:00pm 1/16/12 12:00pm