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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


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

Some guys are real babies

I have a male player in my group who's talked several times about going to strip clubs. I've seen his collections of pornographic playing cards. Laurell K. Hamilton and Jacqueline Carey are two of his favorite authors.

You'd think the appearance of an exposed female breast in a game wouldn't affect him at all, right?

Apparently not. In the most recent session of my tabletop Renaissance fantasy game (where there are no baby bottles), he got very flustered (OOC, mind) when I mentioned that a female NPC was breastfeeding her toddler in public. Something like, "I look away, because I care about her modesty, even if she doesn't."

*sighs* I really hate double standards. Then again, this is the same player who had a fit when the local fertility goddess in another of my fantasy games appeared before the characters, clad in nothing except her long, flowing hair. I made certain to tell the players that the hair was covering all of her "objectionable" bits, and he still went on a tear about what a "slut" she was.

*sighs again*


My buddy Rachael Webster, a.k.a. PixelVixen707, has just started writing a new gaming column for SuicideGirls called Hit Play. Her first post is on SouthPeak's Velvet Assassin and the real life WWII spy, Violette Szabo, who inspired the game. Violette went from working a department store counter to working special ops, parachuting behind enemy lines to sabotage roads and railways, help bombers find their targets, and rally the French resistance. Now you can live Violette's life vicariously through your Xbox.

Click HERE to read Hit Play with PixelVixen707 and the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G story of Violette Szabo.

Witch Girls Adventures

(This will be cross posted)

Thank you all for your support in the making of "Witch Girls Adventures"
the site www.witchgirlsadventures.com is updated and running.

and the books at the printers

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Next Issue coming out soon.

For those of you who haven't read it yet the latest issue of Cerise will be replaced with the new one soon. http://cerise.theirisnetwork.org/