Archive for July, 2012

Is there a line you can’t cross in comedy?

Posted in Rants with tags , , , on July 16, 2012 by C J Spear

I’ve been seeing a whole lot of articles and discussion about rape and rape culture as of late. While it’s an interesting topic, I’ve largely stayed away from writing about it, partly because it’s one of those topics that most people don’t want to read about, and partly because most of my thoughts on the matter have been expressed more eloquently elsewhere. The latter was especially true for the on-going discussion about rape culture in video-games, as my views were pretty set in stone and obvious. For those of you not aware, there has been a growing trend in gaming culture to use the word rape as an insult and to mock opponents, mostly in online FPS games. Not only has this led to the word becoming over-used, to the point where people use it without thinking about its true meaning, but it’s created a nasty hive of sexist behaviour in a culture that already struggles to represent women positively.

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Cataclysm Post-Mortem: Raids Part 3

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by C J Spear

Part of my on-going series to evaluate Cataclysm as an expansion, and my final piece on the raids of the expansion, this article I’ll be looking at Tier 13 – Dragon Soul. This raid was what the entire expansion had been building to, was the first raid for the new LFR system, and promised new and epic encounters the likes of which we’d never seen before. Could it possibly live up to the hype?

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Cataclysm Post-Mortem: Raids Part 2

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2012 by C J Spear

First off, apologies that this has taken so long to come out. I’ve been really busy with work, moving and other things and just haven’t had the time to write. That said, at least you’re getting two articles in one go.

Without further ado then, a continuation of analysis of Cataclysm’s raids. This article: Firelands.

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