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Racist Games: Operation Secret Storm (NES)

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the game “Punch-Out” had some questionable racial stereotypes that made it somewhat of a racist games. While most of the stereotypes were more silly than actually harmful, the game was really just … Continue reading

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Preserving The History of Video Games

Preserving The History of Video Games Here’s a very interesting piece about the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG), a group seeking to preserve the history of video games. You may be saying “Hey, that’s not that … Continue reading

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Is Nintendo Being More Gender Inclusive?

With E3 having wrapped up last week, we’re now left with the empty void of having to now wait for many of the games announced to actually come out. Of course there were a lot of headlines: Microsoft announcing ridiculous … Continue reading

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Conflict Minerals: Should Gamers Care?

This is an issue I didn’t know too much about until recently. I promise to try and not be preachy and only focus on the facts. More aware gamers probably can already imagine that many of their favorite consoles or … Continue reading

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Racist Games: Punch-Out!

Some games of our favorite games are racist. Now, of course many are unintentionally racist or products of a earlier time or a less sensitive place. So every now and then I’m going to be taking a look back at … Continue reading

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Animal Crossing: Life Lessons

I’ve been playing a lot of animal crossing. I mean, more than is healthy to play. Something about being in debt to a raccoon just seems so much more fun than being in debt to a university. During one particular … Continue reading

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Lessons on the Social World: Pokemon

“I want to be the very best, that no one ever was!” It’s not all links and sadness here at the Sociology of Video Games, there’s also deep personal analysis about what Pokemon means to me. No, that’s not true … Continue reading

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Nintendo Patching Gay Marriage “Bug” in Popular Japanese Game

Nintendo Patching Gay Marriage “Bug” in Popular Japanese Game Oh boy. This is a strange one. This week Nintendo released a patch for their popular life simulator 3DS title “Tomodachi Collection” that fixes  bug that allows for same-sex relationships. Tomodachi … Continue reading

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