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Western Story: Official game trailer 2012

Western Story is a game about cowboys and the Wild West. Gold, romance, pursuits and adventures. Lots of characters and quests. You're in the very heart of the events.

L.A. Noire Community!




I have some good news for those of you who were wondering when an L.A. Noire community will finally manifest itself on LJ.

Introducing lanoirefans , the first livejournal community dedicated to the 1940's Detective game by Rockstar and Team Bondi! If you know about the game or have played it and (hopefully) love it as much as I do, come check us out and meet some cool cats with good taste in gaming.

"God's mill may grind slowly, but it grinds finely, son" - Captain Donnelly

Lady Gaga Comes Out as Intersex?

Pop star sensation Lady Gaga surprised her millions of fans by parading on stage without an underwear showing that she is intersex and has male and female genitalia. This has not yet been confirmed, but the video is certainly interesting.

Video and more info on her alleged reply at http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/08/lady-gaga-comes-out-as-intersex.html

Misguided chivalry

Okay...

So there's this dude in my gaming group whom I'll call "B" for purposes of this post.

B is a nice enough guy, if not the most perceptive. There doesn't seem to be any malice in him, though.

However, his attitude about women seems a little...backward (for lack of a better word) to me. In at least three instances recently, he's had his male character "protect" my female one by standing in front of her in a fight - despite my character being more capable in a fight than his is (both my gals had better combat stats than his guys, and one of those instances was in a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game, where ALL the PCs could turn into big furry killing machines, so it wasn't like my gal needed protecting).

Talking to B is difficult, because he...doesn't really talk much. He also tends to not take criticism well (I can remember a game I was running number of years ago when I gave him a talking-to about similar concerns and he ended up sulking, leaving the game, and refusing to talk to me for over a month).

I suspect he thinks that "protecting" my female characters is the chivalrous thing to do. Unfortunately, I see it more as male chauvinism (and he'd likely deny that if I said it outright).

He recently left my current game (which was set in a matriarchal world, which probably had something to do with his departure, based on the evidence above), but it's likely we'll be in a game together again (we both tend to game in the same circles). Any ideas on how to deal with him if this should come up again? I'd like to keep things friendly, because, as I said, we tend to move in the same gaming circles.

x-posted: women_in_gaming
In a whole new breed of net roots activism, gaymers and straight allies who play Warcraft will have their 5th Annual Proudmoore Pride Parade at noon server time on Saturday June 20, 2009!

Proudmoore Pride Parade on WOW