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My latest post for +Bitter Empire, on how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's lack of racial diversity is part of a long pattern in fantasy fiction. 
CD Projekt's epic role-playing adventure The Witcher 3 is here, but it's arrived without any people of color.
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A thing I wrote about a few examples of non-embarrassing portrayals of sex in video games.
Video game sex has earned a bad reputation. Here are some games that buck the trend.
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So instead of watching the State of the Union last night, I put quotes from Obama's speech on screenshots I'd taken in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. #sotu2015  
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I suggest that in the future while the White House should continue to write the State of the Union speech, it should be delivered by Batman. Christian Bale Batman, I think. 
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Hatred, the forthcoming shock game wherein the player takes on the role of a spree-killer, has been given the rare “Adults Only” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board, one of the game’s developers disclosed…
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PC gamers know what the "Pile of Shame" is. Here's my first in what'll be a running series about games on my back catalog -- this one on the amazing Portal 2. #pcgames   #portal2  
When your choice of gaming platforms is the PC, you wind up amassing games very quickly – there are the several-times-per-year Steam sales, Humble Bundle’s “pay what you want” offerings, and countless other deep discounts…
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I did a top ten list! Here are my picks for the ten best video games of 2014. #videogames   #bestof2014  
Everyone who writes about games must create a top ten list at the end of every year (it’s part of our religion, which also dictates that we must qualify them as not being “authoritative”). So…
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My latest for +Bitter Empire: Grand Theft Auto V is an amazing game with a really weird, jarring sense of humor bolted onto it. #videogames   #gtav   
Grand Theft Auto V is an excellent game, but it isn't satire.
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Bloodborne isn't available on PC, so the author descends back into the madness that started it all: Dark Souls itself.
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So instead of watching the State of the Union last night, I put quotes from Obama's speech on screenshots I'd taken in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. #sotu2015  
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Crazy ass..lol nice tho 
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Simulators have long been a mainstay of computer gaming, partially because they often have real-world training applications. Pilots and tank crewmen use advanced simulators to learn how to handle their respective vehicles without all the…
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My latest #videogames  column for +Bitter Empire. 
It's hard to pin down exactly when it happened - probably somewhere between hour 60 and hour 70 - but I'm kind of sick of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Don't get me wrong, it's a good game…
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Twitter is broken, so here I am. It's weird here.
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  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
    BA - Journalism, 1998 - 2002
  • Defense Information School
    Army Public Affairs, 2002 - 2003
  • Binghamton University
    MA - Political Science/American Politics, 2008 - 2009
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Winner of the Army's 2006 Keith L. Ware Journalism Award, for commentary
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