Posts tagged “video games”

  1. Nintendo was to be my central fasciniche, and more than that: it would be my lantern in the dark, offering me the means to comprehend my existence and the will to try. I had been a boy without a role, trapped in a world I couldn’t understand. But a game gives you a role. A game gives you a world you’re meant to understand. In a game, it’s impossible not to belong.

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  2. Here are the 20 Best Pokémon. Original 151, duh. I will brook no arguments.
    All comments will be deleted.

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  3. Rohin Guha's previous work for The Toast can be found here.   "[E]ven though I knew nothing about Peach in terms of stats or character besides her princess status, the mere fact that she offered me the chance to play through the game as a girl felt like such a novel idea that I picked her immediately." --Kate McCallister, "Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Peach" When was I eight years old,…

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  4. This piece is brought to you by Maddie, whose hair puts mine to shame. Paul! We are friends, in real life, and I have gotten to see you develop your game Fat Cat In A Top Hat IN REAL TIME, as if we were on an episode of Silicon Valley. Can you tell me a little bit about how you first came up with the idea for it? Mallory! I came up with the…

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  5. If there's a consistent theme across the Legend of Zelda franchise, it's people who underestimate the Hero of Time based on his age, and are pretty damn rude about it, too. Phantom Ganon "Hey, kid, you did quite well... It looks like you may be gaining some slight skill... But you have defeated only my phantom... When you fight the real me, it won't be so easy!" Mido "Hey you! 'Mr. No Fairy!' What's your…

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  6. Previously: Rupert Giles, MLS.

    Course List for Lara Croft, Master of Library Sciences Candidate, Trinity Term 1998

    "Tomb Raiders No More": Cross-Cultural Literacy And Global Burial Site Ethics

    Carrying And Discharging Multiple Guns At Once

    First-Year Seminar: Basic Etiquette And Intro To Jewel Thievery

    Holocene-Era Landscape Change And Haunted Daggers

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  7. Somebody you have never met has been nursing a grudge against you for years.

    You are tapping a sheaf of papers and looking smug.

    You have no trouble balancing your career as a prosecutor with your career as a rock star.

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  8. Assassin's Creed: The Nicene Creed

    Mass' Effect

    Everlasting Half-Life II

    Grand Theft Auto-Da-Fé

    Call of Duty V: God Will Know His Own

    Doom II: The Helliquary

    Assassin's Creed: The Apostle's Creed

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  9. I’m a gamer. I’m really into games. I’m hardcore into tag. I’m just saying that if a woman wants to play Heads Up Seven Up, she needs to understand Heads Up Seven Up culture. What are you, some kind of fake Tiddlywinks girl? Get out of this forum. I got into Pick-Up Sticks because women didn’t want to talk to me, and now they’re just pretending to be into it because it’s cool? I hate…

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  10. Link is a fictional character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a video game I played often as a kid, and oftener as an adult. In my spare time I like to imagine what other fictional characters from that same game he would date. Here are some of them, in order.

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  11. Previously in Femslash Friday: The Facts of Life. Tomb Raider 2013 may very well be the Toastiest video game ever created. Truly, if the developers had set out to make a game specifically intended to appeal to regular readers of this website, they could have hardly been more successful. Newly made-under Lara Croft is a recently graduated archaeologist: studious, serious, and hungry to prove herself in her field. Throughout the game, she remains…

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  12. See also: Male Gamers Only. This post was brought to you by A Misandrist. My battered Nintendo DS suffered a cat-assisted death right after the new year, giving me the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the post-holiday sales and pick up a 3DS. That meant that once it had arrived, I had to pick its opening game. We all have our quirks about the electronics in our lives; one of mine is…

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  13. Ganon is first given a back story in A Link to the Past. It was revealed that Ganon had not always been the boar-like demon introduced in The Legend of Zelda. He was revealed to once have been a human by the name of Ganondorf and leader of a group of thieves. With the help of his followers, he became the first to enter the Sacred Realm in ages. He claimed the Triforce, turning the…

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  14. Two years ago I spent my summer reading a great history of the Riot Grrrl movement. The book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Amazon | Indiebound) by Sara Marcus, chronicled the rise and short reign of Riot Grrrl's prominence in America by following some of the young women at the front of the movement.

    After finishing it, I downloaded some Heavens to Betsy and Bratmobile songs…

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  15. Not protecting the cows from the alien attack at Romani Ranch and finding an addled and confused Romani wandering the grounds the next day Talking to Anju on the evening of the third day without completing Kafei's mask subplot Watching Mikau die on the beach Those fucking pipes in the Great Bay Temple Playing hide-and-seek with the sad Moon children in the empty field Listening to the Postman talk to himself in his room about…

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