Dead Wild Roses: The LoLgasm that is #Gamergate – Misogyny in the Gaming Community

Impotent dude rage… Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice. To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, Game ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Will Ferrell does a mock music video of gangster rap – and it’s a scathingly hilarious critique of the genre

A musical commentary, followed by social and political analysis, followed by hilarious spoof rap videos, and more This is scathingly funny. Will Ferrell does a mock music video of macho gangster rap. Man, how I despise that music. As Rage Against the Machine said, “So-called rap’s a fraud.” Worse, most of it is disgustingly offensive, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Our Families, Technology and Having the ‘Right’ Experience

We can lump this video in with the others that attempt to shed light on issues in society that matter while discreetly hawking their wares in the background.  The best form of advertising?  I’m not sure, but the commercial makes space for some thinking about how generational experiences are becoming increasingly stratified and foreign to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Frequency – Sword and Sorcery

A review of the game Sword and Sorcery, a game that challenges some of the gaming conventions of our time with the bonus of feminist analysis. 🙂   Filed under: Gaming Tagged: Feminist Frequency, Sword and Sorcery, Video Games

Things Are Good: Violent Video Games can be Good

Violent video games get attacked a lot. Media and news companies are quick to blame the influence video games have on youth to be the reason that youth commit acts of violence. This is not the case though. Every year there is more evidence that it’s not true that violent entertainment leads to real-world violence. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Sexy Man Armour in Video Games – And Dude Reactions.

So, shall we take a peek at the new character and his outfit from Final Fantasy Mevius? Now wait for it… Huh, so getting the ‘female fantasy treatment’ isn’t all smiles and chuckles?   Oh, the obliviousness of gamers is so darn precious.   Many thanks to the radicalfeministuprsing tumblr. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: “being ...

Dead Wild Roses: Enter the Jimquisition – The Worst Games of 2014

The mighty Jimquisition, with the help of a three foot long purple dildo lays the smack down on the worst games of 2014.  And of course, thank god for Jim Sterling.     Filed under: Gaming Tagged: Jim Sterling, Jimquisition, Video Games, Worst of 2014 in Gaming

Dead Wild Roses: 25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming White Male

Oh, let the floodgates go – the bitter tears of white dudes will flow to the sweet background cacophony of #Notallmen… Filed under: Education Tagged: Feminism, Gamer Gate, Sexism, Social Justice Warriors Unite!, Video Games, White Dudes

Dead Wild Roses: Anita Sarkeesian Now In Rolling Stone! – Keep up the Good Work Internet Misogynists!

   Ah, all the poor male gamers having their pet misogyny project blow up in their faces.  Yep, you dudes are for sure are ruining Anita Sarkessian’s career.  Keep the hate-train going maybe you can get her into the NYT again, or Le Monde or Time or… really the sky is the limit. *basking in ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat

Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent Canadian-American feminist cultural critic, was forced to cancel an appearance at Utah State University after receiving threats of a Montreal Massacre-style attack. The post Canadian-American feminist cancels talk after “Montreal Massacre style” threat appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Explaining video games

This helps me to understand why my character in Skyrim keeps picking up crap to sell, even though he has more money than he’ll ever be able to spend. Also, snowberries. Alltop tastes delicious with existential berries.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An accurate representation

This photo is missing the beer slider and the porn/video game toggle for men, but otherwise seems accurate. Alltop has an entire board filled with humor sliders.

Dead Wild Roses: Assassin’s Creed Four – A Female Protagonist

“Assassin’s Creed 4 marks the first step into next gen for the franchise. Learn how AC4 utilizes next gen technology to create realistic oceans, dynamic weather systems, ambient lighting, and seamless ship boarding.” – Ubisoft Team Thanks Ubisoft for making a nice looking ocean and flora that bends with the rainfall.  You know what would ...

Dead Wild Roses: Marvel Heroes Review – Meh?

Guess which heroes you start out with – and guess which ones cost 20 Dollars to play. Having some more free time on my hands, I decided to try out the new free to play Action-RPG Marvel Heroes.  My impression is that the game suffers from exactly what happened to The Old Republic MMO (TOR): ...

Dead Wild Roses: Damsel in Distress Part 2 – Anita Sarkeesian

Ms.Sarkeesian continues her video series about the misogyny prevalent in video games. Filed under: Feminism, Gaming Tagged: Anita Sarkeesian, Tropes vs Women, Video Games

Dead Wild Roses: Standing Up Against the Systemic Misogyny in our Culture – Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012

Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012 lets the world see that there are people willing to stand up and fight against the misogynistic status-quo.     Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Anita Sakeesian, Feminism, Patriarchal Backlash, Video Games

centre of the universe: Call me Ducky

The Nipper has the Best Ideas Ever Invented. He said, last night on the way to rehearsal, “you know what would be cool, would be if they made a Call of Duty ™ game that’s age-appropriate for kids and they called it Call of Ducky. And you’d play this duck having adventures all over in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists – Jimquisition

No objectification going on here Ms.Facetitsass. None at all. Embedding in wordpress sucks. Thus, I am only able to provide the link to the video I would like you to watch.  Jimquisition, featured on the pop culture gaming site The Escapist, puts crass behaviour and bombast squarely in the centre ring.  Jim’s style is crude, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Damsel in Distress – Tropes Vs Women in Video Games

  Oh, those women, they just want to have power over men.  Evil feminists that don’t see the FACT that men and women are treated equally now… Pardon me while a expunge the neurons used to formulate those sentences…  *splork*…  Ahh…all better.  Like it or not, video games are a fairly big part of our ...

Art Threat: Blown Up: Gaming and War

Let’s face it: shooting stuff is fun – in video, that is; but it can also be ethically complicated. Gallery 101’s current exhibition Blown Up: Gaming and War, brings to the conventions of video gaming the complexities of art, activism and critical commentary.  I am not exactly a typical gamer (don’t own a console), but ...

gay persons of character: Video: Video Games – Boy George – Directed by Mike Nicholls

The process of joy on the woman’s face when she first meets her man is priceless in this video. Thank you, Angel Rose and Cesare Polini (playing the featured couple), Boy George, Lana Del Rey, and Mike Nicholls.

gay persons of character: Video: Video Games – Boy George – Directed by Mike Nicholls

The process of joy on the woman’s face when she first meets her man is priceless in this video. Thank you, Angel Rose and Cesare Polini (playing the featured couple), Boy George, Lana Del Rey, and Mike Nicholls.

Dead Wild Roses: We are post-feminsim, post-patriarchy and post-racism…honest.

Trigger warning for Language, Homophobia and Racism and violence in general. This is by no means a scientific finding.  This isn’t even a good sample, but lets background that for bit and look at what is going on in the video.  How many times do you hear the word “Bitch” or “Fag” or even more ...

Dead Wild Roses: My Flippant Love Affair – With Video Games

      I hate to say it folks, but video games have not been improving as of late.  Certainly the exceptions being the gratuitous eye candy and special effects, but as far as things that make you sit back and go, “Wow that was fantastic!” have been few and far between.  The other thing could be ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Hour of The Gun

This article from The Edmonton Journal offers an interesting explanation of why ‘black guns’ are growing in popularity amongst gun ‘hobbyists’. Were I a conspiracy-minded individual (which, of course, I am not), I might wonder about the relationship between two of the major industries discussed within. Recommend this Post