Gita Jackson
gitasj
Staff Writer
Jan 9
7

I don’t even think you need capitalism, it’s just the dominant paradigm so its excesses are clear and many happen under its umbrella. Read more

Jan 9
11

Ted Faro is my most despised villain in all of video games. Ever. For all of the reasons you described here, plus a few more you did not.

Jan 9
52

This is reminding me of how my US History 1 professor (a decade ago now, jeez) opened her first class. She said something to the tune of, “Popular culture has for a while been obsessed with the idea of the apocalypse, the one big, catastrophic event where before was good and after was bad. It hasn’t happened yet, Read more

Jan 9
35

Am I crazy or did it look like those new legendary birds were Galarian versions of Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos?

Jan 9
193

To be fair, the 200 Pokémon will be added to the game in a free update. They won’t be catchable, but if you have Home or someone willing to trade with you you can still use them.

Jan 8
8

never played Control, but i completely get where you are coming from! I fell in love with Kassandra in AC Odyssey over the course of that game, and it often straddled the line between wanting to be her or be with her. It was never overtly sexual or about how she looks, but more about the way she gets done what she Read more

Jan 8
7

This is actually very interesting. I would agree that Faden is one of the sexiest game characters, and precisely for the reasons shown here. Yes, she is pretty, but mostly she is competent, thoughtful, and powerful. That she is also a more “real” person than videogames tend to make women really goes the extra mile: hav Read more

Jan 8
8

I was already on board for Control being my GOTY for 2019, but I’m pretty cool with it being sexy GOTY as well.

Jan 8
52

Just started Control a few days ago, and I was really struck by how Jesse doesn’t have to run through the usual “Chosen One” rigmarole. There’s no burden-of-responsibility “I can’t do this!” before learning to accept the responsibility of the position, and her subordinates aren’t sneering and saying “Rawr this is Read more

Jan 8
12

This. The whole game is such a hot head trip. And I'm also a fan of the numerous outfits that accentuate her strength and presence--the gold suit and asynchronous outfit in particular, and the matrix-y cyberpunk of the astral dive suit. Awesome designs. 

Jan 3
88

This article paints such a vivid experience of watching the last decade in transformation and the duality of representation and exclusion that has come with a renewed interest in video game gender politics. It’s not one I experienced firsthand, but one that I was painfully forced to watch my gaming friends suffer Read more

Jan 3
218

I usually don’t have time to read the Kotaku features, so I fully expected to browse the first couple of paragraphs and move on. Read more

Jan 3
162

It’s a good time to explain that even if you disagree there is room for reasonable discussion on the topic, and that responding with taunts, threats and name calling only proves the author’s point

Jan 2
2

4 years ago was the last time my friends and I decided to go out for NYE, and while it was fun it was also pretty annoying - wasted people everywhere, having to scream over music, and then the $100 surge-price Uber home. Since then we’ve decided to celebrate at each other’s houses and I’ve loved it so much more. This Read more