Tag Archives: Video game

Bayonetta: Female Devs and Gamers Share Their Opinion

The Bayonetta franchise is getting a lot a buzz recently because of the release of the second game. The series has been that has spurred a lot of debate among gamers for being controversial in regards to how the franchise … Continue reading

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Sony is Offering a “Playstation Class” at a Korean University

“Hey kids, get off those video games and do your homework!” “But Dad! These video games ARE our homework” That’s the dream for many young kids, and it seems like that dream just may come true, at least for some … Continue reading

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Microsoft E3: …That wasn’t a rape joke, was it?

Poor wording, or intended rape joke? YOU DECIDE! Only hours after the Microsoft conference at this year’s e3 has ended, some gamers are up in arms over a possible rape joke during their Killer Instinct demo. Of course, Kotaku, the … Continue reading

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Video Games Causing Divorces – Why We Shouldn’ t Care

Huffington Post posted this article this week: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/divorce-cause-video-game-_n_3349048.html They finally did. Those god damn monsters video games have finally found a way to break the holy matrimony of marriage. Bastards. The article tells a story of a Chinese couple who … Continue reading

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Can Video Games Alleviate LGBT Anti-Bullying?

Can Video Games Alleviate LGBT Anti-Bullying? Short answer: Kind of, but not quite. This article explores how video games may be a “cure” anti-LBGT bullying. It questions whether video games as stress relievers can have help bullied LBGT gamers cope. … 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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Can Video Games Teach Young Girls To Be Rich?

Can Video Games Teach Young Girls To Be Rich? http://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanshapiro/2013/05/09/can-video-games-teach-our-daughters-to-be-rich/ These two articles came out in the last few days, and they examine how children’s gaming is gendered, and ask the question “what are games teaching or not teaching our … Continue reading

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Baby Names Based on Video Game Characters On The Rise

Baby Names Based on Video Games On The Rise I don’t know if this counts as a news story, but this week Laura Wattenberg, author of a very popular set of baby naming guides (That’s a fun sub-genre), has revealed … Continue reading

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