Gaming Personality of the Year

Middle fingers to the ignorant everywhere, let’s vote for Anita as Personality of the Year & let the world know that we’re actually more evolved than a few loudmouthed GamerGate assholes!

This Canadian-American feminist and media critic is best known for her Tropes vs Women In Video Games series of YouTube videos, in which she examines gender discrimination in gaming. Despite being subjected to torrents of abuse from the petty and weaker side of the internet, Sarkeesian continues to regularly release new entries in her challenging and thought-provoking series, forcing the industry to rethink the way women are treated and represented in gaming.

Watch Arya Stark Prove That Kids These Days Can’t Handle ’80s Nintendo

DS games must go—$10 each or 3/$25! All complete with case & instructions.

  • Bangai-O Spirits
  • Miami Law
  • Picross 3D
  • Big Bang Mini
  • Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land
  • Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck
  • Gunpey DS
  • Populous DS
  • Puzzle Kingdoms
  • Robocalypse
  • C.O.P. The Recruit
  • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
  • Personal Trainer: Cooking
  • Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night
  • Battles of Prince of Persia
  • Meteos
  • Classic Action: Devilish
  • Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
  • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
  • Clubhouse Games
  • Solitaire Overload
  • Polarium
  • Style Savvy
  • Break ‘Em All
  • The Legend of Kage 2
  • Lost in Blue 2
  • Nervous Brickdown
  • Deep Labyrinth
  • Trace Memory
  • New International Track & Field
  • CrossworDS

BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL - INTERACTIVE SKILL TREES

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may not be out yet, but here’s your head start. We’re helping you plan out ahead of time some choice skills for the playable characters, as we’ve done with previous Borderlands games. Here’s an overview of each character’s skill trees before you dive in on your own.

Athena the Gladiator

Athena’s action skill is her Kinetic Aspis (Shield) which can absorb incoming damage. The player can decide to throw the Aspis at an enemy or have it thrown automatically when the timer runs out.

Be the healer of the group, increase melee and gun damage, or build maelstrom stacks for maximum damage with Athena’s skill trees.

  • PhalanxCooperative buffs fill the Phalanx tree with skills that regenerate health and shields for your entire party. The capstone “Wrath of the Goddess” enables the Aspis to ricochet to up to four enemies which is always awesome to witness.
  • XiphosIf maximum melee and gun damage is your thing, Xiphos is the tree for you. Increased damage, bleeding damage, exploding bleeding enemies, need we say more? The capstone, Blood Rush, changes your melee attack to a dash with more damage.
  • Ceraunic StormFor the advanced player, Ceraunic Storm offers the player Maelstrom stacks which increases all elemental damage dealt. This should give the player plenty of options on the battlefield to finish off enemies. The capstone “Flash Freeze” encourages the use of cryo weapons to keep your Maelstrom stacks going.

BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL - INTERACTIVE SKILL TREES

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may not be out yet, but here’s your head start. We’re helping you plan out ahead of time some choice skills for the playable characters, as we’ve done with previous Borderlands games. Here’s an overview of each character’s skill trees before you dive in on your own.

Wilhelm the Enforcer 

Wilhelm can summon two drones with his action skill named Wolf and Saint. Wolf brings the offensive firepower while Saint can charge Wilhelm’s health and shields. Both can be recalled early to reduce the cool down timer.

Power up Wolf, get more defensive help from Saint, or go full cyborg by choosing the right tree for Wilhelm.

  • Hunter-KillerBuffs to Wolf is what the Hunter-Killer tree is all about. Increased damage, air speed, and added targeting controls for Wolf fill the tree. The capstone “Omega Strike” adds missiles to Wolf when the action skill is enabled.
  • Cyber CommandoWatch Wilhelm’s transformation to cyborg badass by spending points in the Cyber Commando tree. “Power Fist” replaces his arm with a cyborg fist, which extends your melee range. “Shock Absorbers” enhances his legs robotically so you can shoot while sprinting. The capstone “Vengeance Cannon” makes use of his shoulder mounted cannon that fires lasers.
  • Dreadnought—Shield boosts and decreased cool down durations for Wolf and Saint are the highlight of the Dreadnought tree. Saint can deploy a large healing zone for your whole party to use with “Zero Hour”. The capstone “Overcharge” buffs movement speed, fire rates, reloads speed, and ammo regeneration for your entire party.

BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL - INTERACTIVE SKILL TREES

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may not be out yet, but here’s your head start. We’re helping you plan out ahead of time some choice skills for the playable characters, as we’ve done with previous Borderlands games. Here’s an overview of each character’s skill trees before you dive in on your own.

Nisha the Lawbringer 

Nisha’s action skill, Showdown, will automatically aim at targets when activated. The player can quickly cycle through targets by flicking the right stick. You’ll also gain buffs in gun damage, fire rate, reload speed, accuracy, and bullet speed.

Nisha’s skill trees offer something for the player who likes getting quick kills, getting up close and personal, and shooting from the hip.

  • Law & OrderGaining stacks of Order is the highlight of this tree. A player must continue to get kills by mixing gun fire, melee, and slams to keep the Order stacks flowing. The capstone Thunder Crackdown adds a cone-shaped shock burst to her melee whip attack for major damage.
  • Fan the HammerThere’s a ton of kill skills that buff Nisha’s core abilities in this tree. If you like bringing the law with a pistol, you’ll love the capstone for this tree called “One for Each of Ya” which gives you a duplicate pistol for dual wielding damage.
  • The RiflewomanIf you like shooting from the hip and are a frequent re-loader, the Riflewoman skill tree is for you. There are plenty of skills that grant buffs for kills, reloading, and critical hits. Players can gain Unchained stacks for shooting an enemy and stacks of Impatience for killing them.

BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL - INTERACTIVE SKILL TREES

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may not be out yet, but here’s your head start. We’re helping you plan out ahead of time some choice skills for the playable characters, as we’ve done with previous Borderlands games. Here’s an overview of each character’s skill trees before you dive in on your own.

Claptrap the Fragtrap

Claptrap’s action skill is called VaultHunter.EXE, which is a program that randomly selects an ability to use depending on the situation. It’s unfortunately classified as malware by the Hyperion Corporation. What they call a “bug” Claptrap calls a “feature.”

Claptrap’s trees offer a variety of options ranging from the explosive, to the cooperative, and something for more advanced players.

  • BoomtrapBoomtrap will be a favorite for fans of – oh, how does Mr. Torgue put it - “EXPLOSIONS?!?!?” The tree focuses on explosive damage with a capstone skill that activates Pirate Ship Mode. When Pirate Ship Mode is activated, Claptrap is armed with four pirate cannons that will launch cannon balls each time the player fires. As a bonus, Tchaikovsky’s  1812 Overture will play to serenade your explosive damage fest. Because we’re classy like that.
  • I Love You Guys!For the player into cooperative buffs, the “I Love You Guys!” tree offers many options to aid your fellow Vault Hunters. Highlighting the tree is the capstone skill “High Fives Guys”, where Claptrap raises his hand up to receive a proper high five. If anyone gives him a high five, everyone in the group gets a buff. If everyone leaves Claptrap hanging, then it activates another action called “Screw You Guys” where only Claptrap gets the buff.
  • Fragmented FragtrapAdvanced players looking for a more technical skill tree should enjoy “Fragmented Fragtrap” This tree is all about unlocking subroutines making yourself more powerful with either melee, pistols, sub-machine guns, shotguns, you name it. On the downside, it will make you less powerful in the other action types. Frag Stacks will be gained while your subroutine is active. With the capstone “Rainbow Coolant” activated, each time you cycle through a subroutine, Claptrap will shoot out a rainbow wave that buffs everyone in your team. Additionally, Claptrap will release a disco ball that shoots lasers at enemies.
If the men in fighting games were dressed like the women.

If the men in fighting games were dressed like the women.

The Wolf Among Us is coming to retail on PS4, PS3, PSVita, Xbox 360 and XBone this November!

So glad I didn’t pick it up a couple of weeks ago on the PSN sale!

“"Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.”

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

That is terrible and heart breaking on so many levels

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FUCKING HELL

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