Had a splendiferous Skype conversation earlier today with Julian Williams (professional lesbian) and Fireholly (MGS2 high priestess). The latter sent me a hand-sculpted Wheatley necklace which arrived today so tonight’s extra-SMerchantly header image is all for her.
Stories like this from the ludodecahedron give me hope: the artist for Extra Credits, out with an injury, prompts donations in the tens of thousands from viewers. This comes in advance of their newest video release (done before the artist’s injury) on race representation in games, and if you want a little extra burst of heartwarming, read the comments following the video. Also, they’re about to reach $60k USD already.
Over on The Border House, guest blogger Miss Haitch write on sexuality in Fallout: New Vegas.
A round up of opinions on the Brown v. EMA decision. Mine isn’t featured? Bah!
Last but certainly not least for tonight’s gaming section, K Cox’s second installment on The Gamer Gaze actually went live yesterday, but it slipped through my feeds somehow! You should really be reading it.
In a column at Make, Cory Doctorow compares DDoS attacks to traditional forms of civil disobedience and protest.
We must all get stoned: animals get high too. On a more sobering note, and following on my nigh-insatiable Richard Dawkins kick as of late, the good professor has a new blog up on Boing Boing about animal suffering.