I’m getting the hang of this, I think. I’ve just cracked 1 million space credits in the virtual space bank through a combination of trading commodities and delivering cargo (my last job was transporting Imperial Slaves to a backwater colony, probably to do some hard labour in the highly profitable mining venture there. Hey, what do I care? They’re pixels not people!) So, in an effort to continue my low level tips for newbies, here we go again:
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In the past week I’ve been racking up some flying hours in my favourite Mal Reynolds simulator: Elite Dangerous. I’ve moved from Sidewinder to Viper Mk IV (I was a premium beta backer), back to Sidewinder when I realised I couldn’t afford the insurance on the Viper or any upgrades, to Hauler. Here are my top tips (mistakes I am cleverly trying to lampshade) for new pilots.
Continue reading Not so Elite (or Dangerous)
Hey, I almost forgot, I write music occasionally too!
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking at the gender split of playable characters in video games. The overall result isn’t exactly surprising, but the detail within the data does offer a few new perspectives on the issue.
Firstly, if you’re an MRA or misogynist who’s come here to view new and interesting ways of abusing Anita Sarkeesian, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. To use a cricket analogy, You play the ball, not the man, so there will be no discussion of personal history, politics or other such nonsense.
What I am trying to do is give anyone interested in genuine debate surrounding Tropes vs Women a grounding in the issues that are brought up in the Damsels in Distress series of videos and suggest things that, if you want to try and rationally debate the salient points, you would need to counter to have an effective argument. I am not going to do your arguing for you! I personally agree with the broad message that is presented in Tropes vs Women, what I’m interested in discussing is ways that message might be critically engaged with.