If there could be a scientific explanation for why fanboyism is a destructive force within video gaming, trust PBS (and Kill Screen's Jamin Warren) to find it. "A 2011 study found that ... people have biases against creativity." That's one reason why you're getting sequel after sequel every year.


The Fascinating Tale of PixelVixen 707, The Internet's Most Famous Imaginary Female Video Game Critic

This is so cool. I'm not sure how many of you are aware of PixelVixen707—she was a video game blogger named Rachael Webster who was smart, opinionated, and quickly rose to a good amount of visibility back in 2008. She was also a complete fabrication. It was a huge mystery, and a great story—a while back, the website…