The past few years saw tons of controversies around women in gaming. Mostly, it led to even more toxicity in online gaming environments. However, we did see some growth in female-led games. From Aloy of Horizon Zero Dawn, to more Lara Croft in the recent reboot, and even the lady leading ReCore on Xbox or Mirror’s Edge. I’m not saying that all games need to have…
Okay, maybe Microsoft calling their new console the "Xbox One X" isn't really THAT bad. I needed to grab your attention though, so, point to Chani. The world's gamers have been glued to their Twitter feeds and various live streams over the past few days for "gamer Christmas". What's that you ask? It is a massive video game conference held every year where companies present new…
Things change. A while ago I wrote a review of #GirlBoss by entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso. I enjoyed reading the book and it was filled with good advice but then I saw a headline that made me wonder. http://techgirl.co.za/2016/10/20/girlboss-how-to-be-successful-as-a-woman-in-business/ The headline went something like this: Nasty Gal filed for bankruptcy protection so that the company could be restructured. After raising millions in funding, Nasty Gal was unable to…
There is nothing worse than trying to find stock photography of women in technology or women in engineering. Apparently popping a hard hat on a model or banging her in front of a computer is enough to convey the message. It is kind of insulting when you think about it. Of course, finding a woman in motoring and engineering is even worse. If she isn't draped…
Updated on: 24 March 2017 Author's update: Missing Richard Simmons has now ended and there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the podcast. If you want to find out more, read The Ethical Minefield of Missing Richard Simmons on The Atlantic. When I'm not getting my caraoke on, I'm listening to podcasts. One of my all time favourites is Serial, which also happens to be…
Some photos courtesy of Brett Magill & Carla Harris. The Nintendo Switch will be available in South Africa on 3 March - the same date it will be available to the rest of the world. Locally it is set to retail for R5600 but it can be pre-ordered on Takealot for R5199. Hardcore gaming fans went on a bit of a rant when the price was…
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- June 21, 2017
By Sam Wright