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    Geek Word Wednesdays: The Definition of Roleplaying

    Welcome to Geek Word Wednesdays, where members of Girls Got Game will be featuring common terms relevant to geeks everywhere; and to a more critical discussion on geek identity, geek culture, and geek discourse. If you've ever got a word that you'd like us to study, let us know! This particular entry was made in celebration…

  • The Tender Terror of Doki Doki Literature Club

    Spoiler Notes: This contains minor spoilers for Doki Doki Literature Club. Granted, if you wanted to get into it without expectations, you really wouldn't be reading a review, right? But I'm just going with the spirit of things. After all... It opens with a warning: “This game is not suitable for children or those who…

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    Because We All Need a Persona Homebrew In Our Lives

    October is #RPGSEA month! Roleplayers from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore are coming together to share articles that put us on the map of the tabletop RPG scene. We're loud, we're proud, and we're out to spread the love for our hobby. Tabletop roleplaying games are for everyone! Girls Got Game will be sharing posts…

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    GGG Presents: Top Pet Peeves in Fan Groups

    Ah, the internet. It is, on good days, the gift that keeps on giving. More often than not, though, it’s the Salt Plains of humanity - and few places generate more salt on average than fan groups online. We’ve asked some members of the Girls Got Game team on what their pet peeves were in…

  • Not So Strange – A Life is Strange: Before the Storm Review

    This article contains some spoilers for the game. Proceed with caution! When I first played the original Life is Strange, I was at a low point in my life. I needed a nice relaxing game to absorb myself with and take my mind off of things. But I was jarred back into reality how despite…

  • A Very Straight Gay Man: Reading Masculinities in YOI

    As part of our commitment as a media partner of Born to Make History: A Yuri on Ice Fan Gathering, Girls Got Game is publishing transcripts of some of the panel discussions. These articles are designed to follow the flow of the PowerPoint Presentations used by the speakers. The first installment entitled "Girls Got Game Queerwhatsitmaybes…

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Where British and Southern Manners Maketh Man

    Kingsman: The Secret Service was larger than life with the way it shamelessly set spy tropes on fire. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was more of the same, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. More Than The Secret Service 2.0 Anyone who watched the first movie would immediately notice the various callbacks. A car chase…

  • Lessons I Learned From 17 Years of Going to MIBF

    It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeear—and I’m not talking about the four-month-long Christmas season in the Philippines! I’m talking about the Manila International Book Fair: the largest and longest-running book fair in the country. And MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE EVENT OF EVERY YEAR. I look forward to it more than anything else once the…

Drink to Kill: A review of DrunkQuest

Are you ready to drink for your life? This is the quick and dirty guide to DrunkQuest: You draw cards for character class and an ability, then play proper involves drawing a treasure or facing up to a creature at play. To battle and "hit", you have to drink a number of shots equivalent of…

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Women at Cons: Where are we at?

As someone with some background in marketing, I wonder if Philippine gaming, toy, and comic book stores have managed to profile their buyers. Are boys and men still the leading buyer of geeky merchandise? Have the girls caught up, if not actually taken over in terms of contributing to sales? If so, shouldn't there be…

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Are you ready for a female Doctor?

Since Matt Smith announced that he will not be reprising his role as the 11th Doctor after this year, fans have speculated as to who is next in line as the iconic lead of the long-running sci-fi series. At this point, anyone--anything goes. In the 50 year span of the Doctor Who series, The Doctor has always…

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Repackaging Done Right: Tomb Raider 2013

Pamela Punzalan takes on the origin story of Tomb Raider and comes off it with a lot of feels.  Full disclosure: When I heard that Crystal Dynamics was teaming up with Square Enix and going to come out with a remake of Tomb Raider, I was incredibly cynical. This wasn't because I was a fan of…

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