Tag Archive | Space for Rent

Space for Rent: The Antebellum Presidency

    Let’s be honest, Barack Obama will not be remembered as a great president of the United States. While some tout his accomplishments, outside of the expansion of health care he did little else but to moderate yet continue the policies of his predecessors. At a time when the nation, and indeed the world […]

Space for Rent: We Need the Radicals/We Fear Them So

    We tremble in their wake, Hide from their words, They push the world to a breaking point, We scold them for doing so. “Tis’ is not the way things work, Not the way things are, We reject your aberrations, We dismiss your thoughts!” But walls don’t fall if no one pushes, Change doesn’t […]

Space for Rent: Retro-New Games

Tweet of the Day:  Experience-A New Beginning ——- This space is an open space where I talk about almost anything that comes to mind, and a subject that is often on my mind is video games.  And why not? Video games have been at the forefront of the Information Age. More than anything else, outside […]

Space for Rent: Zombies for All Seasons

  Tweet of the Day: More on game/sexism/representation: a response to a response to a response ——– I was watching this video the other day:     Yes, great little video, I know.  You should check out Dodger work. Now back to the subject at hand. I have posted about my feelings on zombies and […]

Space for Rent: E3-Exposed to the Lights and Mirrors

    Tweet of the Day: The Racism Beat ——- Once again E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the biggest event in the video game industry calendar, has arrived. A lot of noise and fury signifying…very little actually.  It is a parade of industry spokesmen in front of thousands of fans and game journalist onto a […]

Space for Rent: What About the Men?

  Tweet of the Day: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story ——– What about the Men? That is something that almost always pops up in any discussion about gender inequality, be it unequal pay, sexual abuse of women or a host of other issues. Someone, usually a man, will say/write, […]

Space for Rent: Queer Bating the Truth

    Tweet of the Day: Hugo Nominations ——- According to the Urban Dictionary, Queer Bating is: When people in the media (usually television/movies) add homoerotic tension between two characters to attract more liberal and queer viewers with the indication of them not ever getting together for real in the show/book/movie. “Hey did you watch […]

Space for Rent: Shibboleth

Tweet of the Day: The Radish Reviews ——- . shibboleth shib·bo·leth [shib-uh-lith, ‐leth] Show IPA noun 1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons. 2. a slogan; catchword. 3. a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth. Origin: < Hebrew shibbōleth  literally, freshet, […]

Space for Rent: The White Savior in Video Games

Tweet of the Day: In Humility and Privilege ——– Yes, I just noticed this trend. What trend am I talking about? The White Savior trend in video games where in a white male hero swoops in  and saves the day. Now, the easy and lazy explanation for this phenomenon is that most game designers are […]

Space for Rent: Why Do We Crave the Evil Horde?

  War permeates most of our modern media, from news to video games. And why not, war is conflict in is most raw sense, a fight for survival that either makes or breaks a character. Yet, all too often the enemy is a faceless horde from Tolkien’s orcs to Card’s buggers to Romero’s zombies. A […]