4,910 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 17:03       Via(Source)

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry 

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

7,485 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 17:01       Via(Source)

Send me a Smash Brother and I'll tell you: 

  • Mario: My favorite video game series, and favorite game in the series.
  • Luigi: A character I would like to see get more attention.
  • Peach: A character I'd like to get a kiss from.
  • Bowser: A boss battle that I love
  • Donkey Kong: A bad guy I'd like to see become good.
  • Diddy Kong: Favorite sidekick character, or a character I think could use a sidekick.
  • Yoshi: A character that I think deserves their very own spinoff series.
  • Wario: A character I don't like in one of my favorite series.
  • Link: A game or a part of a game that really tested my courage.
  • Zelda: A game that had the most or one of the most perplexing puzzles.
  • Sheik: A plot twist I really like.
  • Ganondorf: An item from a game I'd do anything to have.
  • Toon Link: A series I think could use a new look.
  • Samus: A character who's outfit I'd totally wear.
  • Zero Suit Samus: A character who I'd like more backstory for.
  • Pit: An older game or series I'd like to see get revived for a sequel.
  • Ice Climber: A game I love to play with others.
  • R.O.B.: My favorite gaming accessory.
  • Kirby: A Character who's abilities you'd love to have.
  • Metaknight: A gaming mystery you'd really like to see cleared up.
  • King Dedede: A series you can't get enough of.
  • Olimar: A game that feels like it took ( or is taking ) forever to be releaed.
  • Fox: A game you enjoy but other people don't really seem to.
  • Falco: A game I am unusually good at.
  • Wolf: A gaming Cliche I'd like to see put to rest.
  • Captain Falcon: Competitive multiplayer, or co-op?
  • Pikachu: Favorite Pokemon
  • Pokemon Trainer: What kind of pet I would have from the world of video games.
  • Lucario: A game everyone seems to enjoy but you can't get into.
  • Jigglypuff: A song I really like from a game.
  • Marth: A game I never played but would really like to.
  • Ike: My Smash Bros. Mains
  • Ness: A game I regret not experiencing when It was new.
  • Lucas: A game I really wish they would localize in my region.
  • Mr. Game & Watch: Classic games, or modern games?
  • Snake: A cutscene I really love.
  • Sonic: My most wanted characters for the next Super Smash Bros. Game
  • Roy: A character I would replace with another character ( from the same game or a different one )
  • Mewtwo: A character in one of my favorite series that I wish would make another appearance
  • Dr. Mario: Favorite Alternate Outfit?
  • Pichu: Part of a game that makes me question the developer's decision making skills.
  • Young Link: A game that I consider my childhood.
1,896 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 01:07       Via(Source)
11 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 00:49       Via(Source)
holliekay:

Another little Yoshi.

holliekay:

Another little Yoshi.

9,730 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 00:34       Via(Source)

jerkidiot:

"I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing"

42,029 notes       July 24, 2014 @ 00:15       Via(Source)

angergirl:

triptocaines:

nigecha:

whats it with people calling japanese characters from japanese anime who live in japan and speak japanese and have japanese names white

#Seriously if a character is supposed to be white they will be named WHITIE MCWHITERSON #and wear an american flag hoodie shirt pants socks underwear and scream stuff in english every 5 seconds

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The tags speak truth.

      July 23, 2014 @ 23:48      

also finally got a hard drive for my wii u

now I can download more stuff, i’ll need this for the free game offer

29,884 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 23:47       Via(Source)
pokemon-photography:

delano-laramie:

hesperocyon:

ok so someone on passeryby named Jacob asked me to trade and after i agreed, proceeded only to show off all their shinies instead of actually trading
after i escaped the trade he challenged me to a battle and i was like sure ok and when i get the team preview THIS is what i see
the punchline of this post is that i only brought half a party and that i only used two pokemon, klefki and mega mawile, to annihilate all 6 of his mewtwos. smd jacob

my favorite bedtime stories

 I want all the jacobs in the world to read this

pokemon-photography:

delano-laramie:

hesperocyon:

ok so someone on passeryby named Jacob asked me to trade and after i agreed, proceeded only to show off all their shinies instead of actually trading

after i escaped the trade he challenged me to a battle and i was like sure ok and when i get the team preview THIS is what i see

the punchline of this post is that i only brought half a party and that i only used two pokemon, klefki and mega mawile, to annihilate all 6 of his mewtwos. smd jacob

my favorite bedtime stories

 I want all the jacobs in the world to read this

109,514 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 23:28       Via(Source)

pkmntrainermadoka:

when ur friend starts liking something u rly like

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7,828 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 23:27       Via(Source)

thesassylorax:

whatpumpkin:

Troll Horns are now available at What Pumpkin

Currently, only Aradia’s, Tavros’ and Karkat’s horns are available, but we’ll be releasing more in due time!

I can’t get over the face of the girl wearing Tavros horns.

'So this is my job.'

58 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 23:22       Via(Source)

textsfromthewvba:

[x]

236 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 23:14       Via(Source)
k64corruptions:

Goodbye, palette.

k64corruptions:

Goodbye, palette.

      July 23, 2014 @ 23:02      

come ooon shovel knight european release
I kickstarted it and want to play it on wii u already

28 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 22:59       Via

rhythmheavenfever:

ace attorney au where everything is the same except phoenix wright is a real phoenix and no one makes any comment of it or brings it up, he’s just a phoenix in peace

5,298 notes       July 23, 2014 @ 22:54       Via(Source)