2011’s THE TAINT is a bad taste smörgåsbord, gleefully crossing the line at every opportunity with its unique mixture of quirky humour, bodily fluids, shockingly slick FX, and a tremendous synth soundtrack. But IS IT ANY GOOD?
#gamergate is a hate campaign. It's time to put it to an end.
There has been a lot of buzz about Milo Manara's Spider-Woman, but is the outrage and criticism warranted?
What do we do when the worst elements of the Internet maliciously claim to 'defend' gaming?
A woman in comics critiqued a comic book cover. She suffered threats of physical violence and rape for her troubles. What part of that seems like a pattern we should keep ignoring?
Let’s take a look at some of the most important "lessons" women can learn from comics, as illustrated by some of The Hawkeye Initiative’s best work.
And now, all the film, game, and comic news that’s fit to print. Gremlins might be getting the reboot treatment, Cuarón's Gravity gets a release date, Dead Island: Riptide offends with crass Collector's Edition, fan campaign gets JRPG localized, the X-Men become an all-female team and the internet loses its shit, and DC Comics cancels a boatload of titles.
When local activist Stephanie Guthrie chose to call amateur game designer Ben “Bendilin” Spurr to account for his vile, violent game Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian, she didn’t expect to attract the attention of local and national media, the writer and director of The IT Crowd, or the ire of anonymous angry male gamers. But through it all, she stuck to her guns and dragged an ugly but important issue into the spotlight.
Guys – and today, unfortunately, I am speaking to the fellas – we really need to talk. The misogyny and the sexism that’s been slowly seeping into video games and the broader gaming lexicon – it has to stop. Now.