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Sign language interpreters are the best at jokes.
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So,so Funny!
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So much science packed into one video.
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It doesn't matter what you think  #gamergate  is about. In the eyes of the world it has been irreparably tainted as a tool for harassment and threats against women. If you really care about ethics in game journalism, find a new hashtag. Associating yourself with gamergate now is just providing a smokescreen for misogyny and tarnishing your own reputation.
 
I didn't realize that Sarkeesian was Canadian-American.  That means that she knows what it means when someone threatens a "Montreal Massacre style attack."

For many years, I didn't know what the "Montreal Massacre" was.  I learned about it from Geoffrey when we were discussing the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.  I'd never heard of it before. For those of you who are unfamily, the École Polytechnique Massacre occurred in 1989.  A man executed 14 women at an engineering college in Montreal, claiming that he was "fighting feminism."

A man literally murdered 14 women engineers because he hated feminism.

Now, a woman is being threatened with a repeat of the same massacre, in a country where school shootings are all too common.

Sarkeesian is a brave woman.  I don't think she's overreacting at all by canceling this event.
Utah State University staff received an e-mail containing threats to Sarkeesian and those who planned to attend her event
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I don't disagree, but at this point that's irrelevant. I'm not quite ready to write off everyone involved in it as an unrepentant misogynist. No one is being helped by its continued existence. At this point i don't really care if they get out because they don't want to be complicit in harassment or if they do it purely to save their own hide - the collateral damage is going to far in all directions.
(Except for the people actually making the threats. I hope those guys get caught and go to jail. I get the impression that they think ruining people's lives is just a game. I wouldn't mind seeing them get a taste of their own medicine.)
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Everyone knows it's Fredde Mercury's birthday, right?
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Fun little gladiator action game.
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This is a game that i want to exist, but do not want to play.
"We created That Dragon, Cancer to tell the story of our son Joel and his 4-year fight against cancer. Our desire is to craft an adventure game that is poetic, playful, full of imagination and of hope. This is how we choose to honor him and his memory."
A videogame developer's love letter to his son; an adventure game to inspire us to love each other; a voice for those fighting cancer.
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This is a game that i want to exist, but do not want to play.
"We created That Dragon, Cancer to tell the story of our son Joel and his 4-year fight against cancer. Our desire is to craft an adventure game that is poetic, playful, full of imagination and of hope. This is how we choose to honor him and his memory."
A videogame developer's love letter to his son; an adventure game to inspire us to love each other; a voice for those fighting cancer.
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Fix Barbie's fuck-up.
Barbie's new book tells girls they need boys to code for them. Help Barbie be the competent, independent, bad-ass engineer that she wants to be.
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The gamergaters who want to distance themselves from the worst elements of their movement should give this some thought.
 
Such a great video.
It won't take long for this talking box to explain so much about why the movement is such a misogynistic mess.
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I was in a game design competition a few months back and my team won a few awards, but the big prize went to a game called Heifer Heist. Their kickstarter just launched - i'm backing it and i would definitely recommend it to others as well. The game is easy to learn, fast and fun to play, and great for kids as well as adults.
The cattle-rustling alien board game!
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We're an adoptive family - white mom and dad, two beautiful brown daughters. Most of what i do here on G+ is about gaming, but this fact informs every aspect of my life. That's where i'm coming from.
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    Comp Sci, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Anthropology, 1991 - 1995
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