Civ fans should check out this sweet, mid-length Ars Technica preview of Civilization: Beyond Earth, coming out late this year or early 2015. My favorite phrase from the piece: “city-destroying siege worms.” I’ll be playing the poop out of this when it comes out.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
The Mary Sue is currently posting an ongoing series on the history of LGBT portrayals in comics:
Next month is June, aka LGBT Pride Month. In anticipation of this, and because it is good and necessary to discuss representation in pop culture and media, we present to you this look at how LGBT content has been portrayed in mainstream American comic books. This is by no means a complete history. We don’t have the space for that. But we hope you’ll appreciate this look at some of the major forces that have shaped stories and characters in the mainstream comic book medium.
I find the sociology and psychology of what kinds of characters people choose to play in RPG video games endlessly fascinating: do you prefer to do ranged damage or melee? Play male or female? Be attractive or ugly? Play as you are or how you wish you were? I want to read all the studies on all these things! So I found this to be very interesting: