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Archive for July, 2013

Don’t let your food life get boring

Today I found myself yet again turning down my coworkers’ lunch invitation. It’s not that I hate my coworkers; I find them rather enjoyable people for the most part. Part of it is money-related: for the cost of going out to lunch, that’s money that could go elsewhere. Part of it is time-related: going out to lunch, especially with others, causes my workday to become longer than I’d like. A majority of it is food-related: they tend to go out for the same things every time. Burgers, some sort of deli, occasionally Panda Express (even though our office is just a few blocks away from Chinatown). My lunches are a varied bunch, and probably a bit better for me. Today was leftover Kenyan food from the Wine 5 Cafe. Last week there were various leftovers from dinner the previous night. Usually something a bit strange, usually unique, always delicious. Which got me thinking: maybe they go out for the same stuff all the time because it’s comfortable and recognizable. Which, to me, means boring. Read the rest of this entry »

I’d laugh at the irony more if I wasn’t mad.

So you may have read a piece about my opinions on the GDC 2013 and the IGDA/YetiZen party. And how some ladies took to twitter to express their anger and disagreement with my opinions. And totally tell me that I was a gender traitor and a sexist. Yeah, that was interesting.

A friend linked me to a recent tweet by one of them about how she was banned from r/feminism because people can’t take a joke. Now, I don’t care for Reddit anyways, but goddamn. She went on to say things along the lines of how it was clearly a joke, and if you saw her other posts you’d realize her actual stance on things, and that people need to lighten up and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions and judge her based solely on that and it’s so hard to tell tone and inflection on the internet and so on.

Oh, the fucking irony. Granted, what I said back in March was less joking, and more just general opinions, but still. She’s upset for the very SAME REASONS she attacked me. The irony, it hurts.

The Big Bang Theory is not a show for “Nerds”

I can’t stand TBBT. And it’s not because I didn’t give it a chance. Since coming back to Vegas, I’ve been living at home with my dad and his girlfriend, saving up to move out. They both love TBBT, so it’s on constantly. Or rather, when she moved in, she liked the show, and well, my dad watches it with her. So I now watch about 4-5 episodes a week while I’m sitting on the couch, working on stuff and trying to be sociable instead of hiding in my room.

It’s still not funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Bioshock Inifinite was good. Great would be pushing it.

Now that I’ve finally played and finished Bioshock Infinite, I feel that I can properly talk about it. The good, the bad, the really bad, and why I still enjoyed it. I do feel that it’s a game everyone who enjoyed Bioshock 1 and 2 should play. I even feel that if FPSs aren’t your thing (they really aren’t mine), you should play it. If story isn’t your thing though, well, this isn’t the greatest FPS in the world. There will be spoilers in this post though, so do be aware.

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#1ReasonWhy We Need to Change the Way We Fight Against Sexism

I originally had this up on Gamasutra, and wrote it during GDC2013. It’s made it’s way around the internet, and here it is, on my own site.

I’ve spent the last few days at GDC13, networking, making contacts, seeing cool things, attending sessions, and learning more about the industry I’m so very passionate about. I’m all set to graduate in May from college with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science focusing on game programming, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts dealing with game art and animation. Also, I’m a woman. Does that last bit of information change your perspective on me? And more importantly, should it? Should I be forever prefacing “game developer” with “female” when I talk about what I do as a career? Should that even matter? Read the rest of this entry »