Two very interesting reads regarding gender and games culture:

To My Someday Daughter

Poignant reflection of state of gaming culture and gender, by Geordie Tait.

The Other Women Of Magic: Dating a Pro Player

Great read on what it’s like when a geeky passion may cause issues with relationships, and things to keep in mind for any geeky personality, regardless of gender.

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Even if you don’t follow the Touhou fandom, the video in itself is entertaining and amazingly well done. After doing the cosplay last year with a friend (Reimu and Marisa), I was even able to pick out the majority of the characters just based upon the shadows used in this video. The particulars and details of each character is great!

Enjoy!

I don’t think it requires more explaination than: Wow.

I saw this on baekdal.com and thought it was too cute and amusing not to share. So here’s the embedded video of Google Japan’s take on How Google Street View works. Enjoy.

While walking through the Easter aisle at Bartell Drugs, I noticed a large package at the bottom of the shelves:

And it's not for the movie!

And it's not for the movie!

I have no idea where they got them, or found them, as they are not promotional for the new movie, at least not directly, but still pretty awesome.

Realistic controller

Realistic controller

A shop on Etsy, Digitalsoaps, is selling these. They’re pretty impressive. They come in a variety of controllers, though this XBox one is probably the most realistic color wise.

Plain colored controller

Plain colored controller