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Nintendo has become a bipolar brand; a pop cultural pendulum swinging between extreme highs and intense lows. Now in the wake of their failed Wii U console, they're launching the innovative console-meets-handheld Nintendo Switch in hopes of a much-needed 1Up.
Gamer. Depending on where you say it, the word can be anything from an honourable title to a cuss word. My grandma spends more time each week playing Words With Friends than I spend using words or having actual friends. Despite that fact, she would never identify herself as a Gamer, and she's far from the only person who feels that way.
Back in the day, it was kinda hard to buy Christmas gifts for fun-loving adults, since we were allegedly too old for toys. But with the average gamer age spiking into the 30s — providing an especially...
Just when I think I've come to place of being comfortable in the video game industry, something happens that has made me question what I'm doing here. I'm talking about the harassment and hatred directed at feminist media critic and gamer Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is experiencing a hostility that many women in the games industry have experienced to varying degrees for many years. And it's ugly.