Wednesday, February 1

Tag: Women

Gaming

Megan Thee Stallion Twerks With Master Chief At TwitchCon

Photo: Robin L Marshall (Getty Images)We’ve seen a bad news story coming out of TwitchCon, now let’s instead turn our attention towards something else.As part of the con’s musical celebrations last night, Megan Thee Stallion played a set. And for whatever reason, it featured Master Chief—complete with accreditation lanyard, because this is TwitchCon, not the United Nations Space Command—living their best life on stage alongside her, at some points dancing in a way that I have seen best described as “gettin ass” (NSFW warning for some of the language in these vids):That is not just dancing. John 117 is not up there side-shuffling in the background, gently bopping along to the beat on his own. Whoever is in that suit is amongst it. Here’s another shot:And another:And another, this one a bit ...
Gaming

Video Games Are Eternal In Gabrielle Zevin’s Crushing New Novel

Screenshot: DONTNOD Entertainment, Feral InteractiveWe will never find the Fountain of Youth people fantasized about centuries ago, but, out of our woe, we can make games. Games let you live again and again in eternally perfect, preternaturally strong bodies, and for the friends in novelist Gabrielle Zevin’s latest book Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, this is more than enough.A “game,” to them—and to Zevin—is everything. From the 80’s to early 2010’s, Sam (mother died in a car accident, Harvard math dropout, good in front of crowds), Sadie (doesn’t believe in marriage, MIT game design wunderkind, prone to working crunch hours), and, for a time, Marx (rich, handsome, Harvard-roommate-turned-game-producer) come together because of games. To them, playtime is personal, political, and th...