Category Archive: Off-Topic

Any non-gaming related article. These can be about upcoming movies, certain real life events, music, anime, manga, etc. As long as it doesn't relate to games but something you want to talk about.

Nov 03

14 Social Media Advice (7 From Kim Kardashian)

There’s nothing like being duped by a click-bait article. I don’t just mean the misleading headers, rehashed posts of other posts, or an intriguing topic with two sentences in the post itself. I’m talking about a post with a title that’s clearly click-bait but still seems worth a read. Case in point, this little turd …

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Oct 15

The Weird, and Terrifying, Thing About Utah

If you haven’t been keeping up with gaming news lately, let me just say I envy you. No, truly I do. Some of the most horrendous shit that has been happening for the past months have not only made gaming less enjoyable, but also completely frightening. Stories of women in the industry harassed and threatened …

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Oct 01

Tropes vs. Women in 1980 Horror Films by Siskel & Ebert

  Not about games but incredibly relevant to the gaming community right now.   What I find the most interesting is that aside from these being two people talking about the issues instead of just one person, these videos are virtually no different in format and analysis style than Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in …

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Aug 04

Wanted: Sci-Fi Recommendations

Calling all phreaks, I’m in need of assistance. A genre I’ve been unfamiliar with for too long has been poking its head into pop culture recently and I wanted to better understand it. It calls itself science fiction, and I don’t know where to start. What books, movies, TV shows, games, and other mediums should …

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Jul 18

Idea Channel: Could Sports Ever Replace War?

So not related to video games but I think an interesting idea to think about. And uh….Mike says “War, war never changes” from Fallout.   I think it’s an interesting thing to think about simply because games are becoming a rising e-sport and the alternate universe in which sports could be used to replace war …

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Jun 30

What’s On the TV?

Now that E3 is over, and Watch Dogs hype is down, the wait for 2015 games is starting. Some of you probably feel there is nothing to do. Hey, take a break from gaming and find a show to watch. There’s quite a few of them on that there TV, some of them you can …

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May 09

io9: “Why Do We Care So Much About What Female Superheroes Wear, Anyway?” by Lauren Davis

An article from io9 by Lauren Davis titled “Why Do We Care So Much About What Female Superheroes Wear, Anyway?” This is of course a very serious topic that is highly debated on whether or not female comic book characters are unfairly sexualized and serve as male sexual fantasies where as impossible beefy men are …

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May 09

Idea Channel: The Future of Fandoms

Another interesting Idea Channel episode that relates to video games but is not explicitly about them.   The future of fandoms is one that every game developer should be thinking about, especially in the way they might contribute or even begin to dictate it.   I for one am totally against giving free reign to …

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Apr 22

Transcendence Review – Critics Not Rich in Logic But Abundant in Irony

So this is going to be a kind of review/examination of the recently released movie Transcendence. I can’t really spin a video game theme into it but the futurist idea of transcendence is one that has really interested me ever since my first year in college where I took a class in the ethics of …

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Apr 19

Frozen’s “Let It Go” perf. by Hatsune Miku

I hope you’re ready for a groovin’ Saturday full of jams! Mainly because I have a surplus of music that I want to share.   This first one kind of relates to games, right? In that, Hatsune Miku has games…oh forget I just really like Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen.   Full version right …

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Apr 17

Idea Channel: “Did How I Met Your Mother Earn Its Ending?”

A little off-topic but in relation to the last post I think relevant.   For a while now I’ve believed that to make a good game you need to be an incredibly generous and sympathetic person because ultimately, you make games for people to play them. You need to understand how people work so that …

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Apr 03

Idea Channel: How is Ms. Marvel Changing Media for the Better?

This is an idea channel that doesn’t necessarily deal directly with video games, but addresses issues found in both the game and comic communities.   I really liked Mike thought that “we are told that superheroes are not real but we are not told that every Muslim being a terrorist is equally unreal.” It’s the …

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Mar 31

Off-Topic: Book Club

Yeah, books. Back in 2012, I made a resolution to read more. In 2013, I’m surprised to say I actually followed through on my resolution. It may not be as impressive as most readers, but hey, I did it. This post isn’t meant to brag — nor is reading 6 books in one year worth …

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Jan 23

IdeaChannel – The Experience of Being Trolled

I know this is slightly off topic, but seeing how the video game community is also part of the internet community at large I thought it was still relevant.   I can definitely see Red Shirt Mike’s point about how trolling can be seen as a positive force in some cases. I know that I …

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Dec 09

Ways to Wrap a Gift Card

It’s the holiday season, foo. You know, jingle bells, snow, and whatever else involves not staying home playing videogames. That time of year when the mall is crowded and wallets are cleaned out. It can only be for one reason: that day you get presents. (Varies from person to person.) But for all you lazy …

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