‘Tales From the Borderlands’ Knows the True Meaning of Masculinity | Playboy

I was struck, during a conversation I had at Indiecade, that the depictions of masculinity in videogames are just as stagnant as they are for women. There’s a hypermasculinity that … Continue reading ‘Tales From the Borderlands’ Knows the True Meaning of Masculinity | Playboy

The world of ‘Fallout 4’ projects Boston’s history into a post-apocalyptic future – BetaBoston

Probably the only reason I started to play “Fallout 4” was because of its location. It takes place in Boston. Where I’ve lived for the past seven years. I was … Continue reading The world of ‘Fallout 4’ projects Boston’s history into a post-apocalyptic future – BetaBoston

The 5 Best Games at This Year’s Boston Festival of Indie Games – Paste Magazine

Despite the loss of some big name studios, New England remains a hotbed for game development. My editor wasn’t sure about this but every year, I go to the Boston … Continue reading The 5 Best Games at This Year’s Boston Festival of Indie Games – Paste Magazine

WPI student hacks ‘Soda Drinker’ video game to help stroke patients rehab – BetaBoston

Considering I work for the Boston Globe, this was kind of a longtime coming. I’ve written about Soda Drinker Pro before, and to see it transform from a silly, cult … Continue reading WPI student hacks ‘Soda Drinker’ video game to help stroke patients rehab – BetaBoston

A video game convention for the LGBT community widens its scope – Kill Screen

In the wake of PAX East, it seemed appropriate that my piece on GaymerX, which includes an interview with co-founder Matt Conn, would get posted on Kill Screen. We talked … Continue reading A video game convention for the LGBT community widens its scope – Kill Screen