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Friday I’m In Love #76

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Sorry for the lack of posting this week, who would have thought that splitting my time between three booths at PAX East last weekend would have left me this exhausted. Oh well. Despite losing my wallet on the second night I had a great time, met lots of amazing people and saw so many inspiring games. Getting to meet fellow bloggers Liz (Being Geek Chic) and Kaitlin (PwnLove) was an absolute highlight, as was all the support I received in the light of my own boneheadedness in misplacing my wallet in a foreign city. Sigh.

I’ll be sharing more details, plus all my fabulous PAX loot next week, so stay tuned for that.

For now, it’s on to the links!!

Struggling indie studio launches “Kickfailer” to encourage players to make in-game purchases and keep the company afloat.

“I don’t like the assumption that all people who play games want big chain saws and women in bikinis. It’s like, really? Not all gamers are teenage boys, and even teenage boys want more than that.”

How to teach your friends how to play Magic. And not want to kill them.

Need to kill some time not talking to relatives this long weekend? Why not get a vintage game for your phone?

The greatest article you will ever read on Adventure Time. Ever.

The science of “making biscuits.”

New study realizes difficulty, not violent content, is key to what makes gamers aggressive.

Emoticons in the 17th century?

The always excellent Pixelkin has a guide to family gaming available for FREE!

And finally, Comics Alliance editor Andy Khoury lays down the law on self-styled “protectors of geek culture,” a.k.a. misogynist ass hats. via Almathea

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Miranda
    April 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I came across that study re: aggression from frustration the other day and just went “Yes, thank you!” I don’t play violent games at all, but I still get extremely aggressive and all of that when the difficulty levels are through the roof!!

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    Fiona
    April 19, 2014 at 4:35 am

    I love that sneaky emoticon in the poem, and how crazy about those tetris players, I got super addicted a while back then but also way too competitive so I took a long extended break 😛

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    Kitsch Cait
    April 21, 2014 at 3:45 am

    A ton of my friends (and relatives) attended PAX East! I’ve always wanted to go. I’m glad you had a great time despite your schedule and wallet fiasco. XD

    • Reply
      Mariko
      April 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thanks. If you ever get back to NA, you should definitely check out PAX. Even if you aren’t that big a gamer, just the atmosphere will get you pumped.

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    Jane Y.
    April 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

    i love that emoticon article 🙂 and i downloaded old capcom games on my iphone recently and have played street fighter puzzle. i used to love that game so it brought back so many memories!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      April 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Street Fighter Puzzle?? Uh oh. I might have a new game to play.

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