Is Halo the only franchise without the persecuted Girl Gamer nonsense?

I play Halo 4 every Friday with friends and copious amounts of liquor. Before Halo 4 we played League of legends and before that, Halo: Reach. And before that Monday Night Combat… Thing is, in all my gaming, I rarely –almost never–encounter the atmosphere of the persecuted girl gamer. Oh, I’ve been the persecuted noob, feeder, and betrayer. But that’s founded in my opinion. I can be inventive kinds of shitty1. Fortunately I’ve only have a few occasions where I needed to mute, report, or stop playing with someone for being overly sexist or blatantly racist. For an entire game

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Let Me Kill It! | DISHONORED: Rat Assassin (iOS)

Dishonored is coming out soooooon! I feel all the feelings. For now, I wait with baited breath and play RAT ASSASSIN. Apparently, the nice folks over at Bethesda Softworks knew how much Dishonored fans were geeking on the abundance of rats in all forms in the upcoming game because they created a free assassination practice app to tide us over: RAT ASSASSIN. Dishonored is set in the fairly scummy city of Dunwall, which is teeming with rats. Your character even has a rat-based ability, Devouring Swarm. I want a devouring swarm so badly I might die of it!

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Face Off "Dishonorable Proportions" Spotlight Challenge

Face Off features Dishonored in a Spotlight Challenge

The SyFy channel decided that rather than make a gradual change they should Tokyo Drift and completely become a heavily reality TV driven channel nearly overnight. I don’t approve. That doesn’t stop me from watching their original reality-competition show Face Off in fits and starts.

I just get sucked in. It’s art and imagination and everyone is essentially given the same challenge to make their own. Face Off is more cognitive than America’s Next Top Model – Don’t tell Tyra I said that—and far less annoying than any of their ghost or paranormal shows (but what isn’t?).

Face Off is one of the few shows down this new road that seems to remember what the SyFy channel that came before and won us over was all about.

In the episode “Dishonorable Proportions” the contestants were charged with translating some of the enemies and classes, some affected by the plague and others disturbing by default, from Dishonored in to real life characters.


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I Spent the Weekend Playing Borderlands 2 With my Husband…

And it was awesome!

My co-workers start Monday morning small talk with questions like, “What did you do this weekend?” They say it all bright-eyed and interested with smiles like they expect me to say skydiving or kitten rescuing.

“I hung out with the husband…”

“Yeah? Do anything fun?!”

Oh, hell. Fine. At this point, it seems you really want to know, like, details. “We played video games. Borderlands 2”

Then they wait a beat for me to finish the list of things we did… PSYCH! All we did all weekend was play Borderlands 2 and finish that Honey Whiskey that’s been haunting us since June.

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