"This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable."
- Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

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wildstaronline:

We’ve been hearing lots of feedback about our servers recently, so Operation’s Director Craig Turner (most of you know him as Cougar) has made a post to discuss our population plans for the future of WildStar.
You can read the post here: http://bit.ly/1q7Vvlb
We’ve also written up an FAQ to try and address some of the questions you may have, you’ll find this just below the main post.

Watching the RPers melt down over this is hilarious considering without these changes the game would be completely dead within 9 months or so.

wildstaronline:

We’ve been hearing lots of feedback about our servers recently, so Operation’s Director Craig Turner (most of you know him as Cougar) has made a post to discuss our population plans for the future of WildStar.

You can read the post here: http://bit.ly/1q7Vvlb

We’ve also written up an FAQ to try and address some of the questions you may have, you’ll find this just below the main post.

Watching the RPers melt down over this is hilarious considering without these changes the game would be completely dead within 9 months or so.

artsyneurotic:

bioticbooty:

thievinghippo:

Here is all of Kaidan’s ‘background chatter’ from the party in the Citadel DLC.  They’re ordered from sober to drunk.  Kaidan’s was fun, almost makes a bit of a story.

Due to popular demand, I will be eventually posting the background chatter for every character.  If you’d like to, track ‘#mass effect sound’  That’s the tag I use for any audio files I post from the game.  

Next up… Wrex.

oh my god kaidan’s laugh

"Who’s humbered? … I mean hammered?”  fucking lol… ahh Kaidan you precious doof.

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canonfoddercomic:

More Chibi Sasha, and this time she has her Aleksis. I’ll be working my way through the pilots, cramming them all into large headed chibi things- then I’ll get to the scientists and LOCCENT, but I had to start the ball rolling with my favourite crew <3

canonfoddercomic:

More Chibi Sasha, and this time she has her Aleksis. 

I’ll be working my way through the pilots, cramming them all into large headed chibi things- then I’ll get to the scientists and LOCCENT, but I had to start the ball rolling with my favourite crew <3