Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lesbians and the internet. if I don't get it enough on XBL playing Halo:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Because Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are Sexy.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Top Lesbian Moments in Gaming.

As a little girl playing Mortal Kombat II I would often think "Why all the fighting, why can't Kitana and Jade just kiss and make the world a better place." I realized that while its okay to shoot hookers in the head, run over police, kill zombie dogs, have sex with two women at the same time by pressing a set of buttons, it was not cool to have lesbian characters. Well, it's now 2008, and the lesbian community doesn't have any out-of-the-closet lesbian characters, we got them ambiguous types and those we wish were gay.

When I first got my my XBox 360 there were three games I wanted; Halo 3, Mass Effect, and Assassin's Creed. All containing some lesbian references.


So I'm play Halo 2 and whose voice do I hear; Michelle Rodriguez. Seriously I'm pretty sure almost every lesbian I know has had a crush on her (who wouldn't after seeing her in the ring, or kick some zombie dog ass?). Whether or not Michelle is gay or not, who cares ( she probably is though, how many white tank tops can a straight girl own). Not only was Halo 2 an awesome game, but hearing Michelle's voice every once in a while telling me reinforcements were coming was pretty cool. Plus, she can reinforce me any day. Here's an article about her history of video games.

Mass Effect:

This game was banned in Singapore. Why, you ask. Because there is a lesbian love scene. HOLY CRAP STOP THE PRESS. I haven't seen anything this straight forward lesbian in a game since I was playing Final Fantasy and confused one of the androgynous-looking guys for a girl.

Assassin's Creed:

Tell me a lesbian who doesn't think Kristen Bell is cute. Really, try. I bought Assassin's Creed cause it was one of the most hyped-up games of 2007, and it didn't hurt at all the Kristen Bell has a pivotal role in the game. Without giving too much away, let's just say that when I finished the game I thought, "There's gonna be a sequel and KB should be the main character."

Jade Empire:

I never had the chance to play Jade Empire because when it first came out I did not own an XBox but instead a PS2, so there's not really much I can say except for this simple math equation; lesbians+kung fu= awesomeness.

Notice how it fades out in the end when they're going for the kiss. Apparently when you play as the male character you get to the see the whole think. What happened to equal opportunity folks!?

Here's a video containing some more lesbian moments. (Thought you can tell that some of theme are clearly for the male gaze)

*Note that you can see the full girl-on-girl kiss in the Jade Empire game. This is because the kiss was only shown on the PC version of the game, which came out at a later time

GamesRadar also has the top 7 girl-on-girl kisses here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I'm just a girl.

XBox Live...and oh yeah, the internet in general pisses me off.

A regular day on XBL consist of;

"Are you a girl."
"Girls don't play Halo."


"WTF that's so gay, you have pink armor."

But realizing that most XBL gamers are boys who sound like girls I simply ignore the fact and continue the game. I'm not gonna let them get to me.

Now, I'm a regular used of Digg and when there's an article regarding a girl gamer, some dumbass usually posts a comment that consists of :

"Inaccurate. Girl gamers do not exist."

Sarcasm or not it bothers me. In my Women's Studies class we were taught that there are two types of racism. Active and passive. Active refers to the blatant obvious racism and passive refers to those who neither encourage or stop racism. By active passively they perpetuate the status quo. (White man is still dominant.)

This also applies to male gamers. We have active and passive sexists.

I want to bring up Jade Raymond, the producer for the game Assassin's Creed.

In November, someone posted a comic (not posting it out of respect) which depicted Jade performing sexual acts to male gamers in an attempt to buy and play the game. UbiSoft slapped a lawsuit on Something Awful (the forum who posted the comic) and in response you had male gamers retort with her being a "bitch" and the only reason she was used was for her sex appeal. Yes, let's just ignore the fact that she has a degree in computer science and has worked for EA and has programmed games for Sony.

I don't see the big deal about her being the face of this game, she has the right to be. What Jade Raymond did for Assassin's Creed is what Frank O'Conner did for Halo and Gabe Newell for Half Life 2.

Anyways, who bought the game because of Jade Raymond? I bought because it was a good game and had nice reviews.

But you know's because a male is threatened by a beautiful competent female. Miyuki Jane, a blogger from Game Girl Advanced writes:

"It is dangerous to be a beautiful woman in the games industry. Oh, it's difficult to be a woman, period. But if you also happen to be attractive, you are doubly cursed. On the one hand, yes, when you're at a conference where you are among a handful of women, you are remembered, and that is advantageous. But for every break you may get for being female and attractive you get a chorus of voices telling you that you don't deserve it because, well, you are attractive, and obviously you can't possibly have gotten where you are without seducing men along the way. And I am devastated to say that sometimes joining in those voices are other women.

And then on the other hand you have groups that want to use you because you are beautiful - whether its the marketing machine, PR, the press - it's all a form of exploitation, honestly. And while men like Cliffy B and Will Wright are also pimped out to move product, they don't suffer from quite the same sexually tinged commentary that comes with being the female spokesperson for a product.

It's disgusting. And distressing. And depressing."

There's also Morgan Webb.

'[Jade Raymond] made a great game. Yeah, people can be mean. That made me mad, because she’s so nice. But I mean, that’s the thing, you’re just not going to be left alone. Like I’ve gotten so many horrible e-mails, I don’t even want to read them anymore. But that’s just being on TV. They don’t think that you’re really a person. They just write you. Sometimes I would write people back and go, “You kiss your momma with that mouth?” And then they go, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I didn’t think you read these e-mails.” And I’m like, “Yeah, that’s what I thought.” But I think that’s a problem with anybody in the public eye. I don’t think that necessarily has anything to do with women in games. I think it’s just you obviously don’t exist because you’re — I don’t even want to use the word “famous” for myself but… known.

Here’s the thing: 99.9 percent of people are awesome and cool and fine and normal, and there’s the 0.1 percent of people who are morons and chicken-s–t a–holes, and they ruin it for everybody. And that sucks because I do not read fan e-mail because 0.1 percent of people ruin it for everybody, and I don’t read forums because 0.1 percent of people ruin it for everybody. And it would be really great if I could go on a forum and talk to people who like the show and talk about games, but I can’t because there’s some 14 year-old jerk somewhere who just wants to be an idiot and try and get attention. And then you can’t engage them because if you give them attention, then they win. And it’s really unfortunate, and I wish that weren’t true but that’s the nature of the Internet; everybody gets a voice whether or not they deserve one, and I think it’d be great to get some sort of verification system so people could take ownership of their names and reputations. I think that situation, there could be some really interesting conversations. Until that day, I stay away."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Did I mention I like Star Wars?

...Did I mention I like hot women in gold Bikinis more?

Taken from Dorothy Snarker over at

Friday, November 9, 2007

Olivia Munn and Morgan Webb

I would like to dedicate this post to the awesome women of G4, they are every nerds fantasy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pencils Down.

What do;

30 Rock,

The Office,

and Conan O'brien have in common?

Answer; Shows who have been affected by the writer's strike.

While I completely support the writers, I just don't know what I'm going to watch after the already shot episodes of these shows air. I'm not much of a repeat type of gal!

The writers are on strike because they don't get revenue from DVD sales or internet downloads, but producers do. That's enough reason to strike. (It really glorifies that image of the poor writer, even if you're a Hollywood writer)

What I'm most worried about is some shows getting canceled (30 Rock was on the brink of cancellation last season) and being replaced with (wait for it) REALITY TV. Reality TV is the guilty pleasure of today's TV age so there is a good chance of it filling up the airwaves.

Guess I'll watch my L Word DVD's for now.