First, read­er, a note. This piece is not a ret­ro­spec­tive, nor is it an info-dump. It’s a mes­sage. If you are some­how unaware of the war that has been waged against promi­nent women in gam­ing in the past weeks, Google it. We at the Ontological Geek have always focused more on com­men­tary than news any­way. I do not give a rat’s ass about alleged cor­rup­tion in games jour­nal­ism. The fact that this “move­ment” per­sists even after the trolls behind it have been revealed, their plans and motives a mat­ter of pub­lic record, is inde­fen­si­ble. It is known who they are and how they have tried […]

On GamerGate

If you’re like me, you may be look­ing for a way to give back to peo­ple, espe­cial­ly kids, in your com­mu­ni­ty. But, if you’re also like me, run­ning 5ks or marathons is not exact­ly your ideal way of par­tic­i­pat­ing in non-profit work.  Well, geeks every­where are dis­cov­er­ing there is no bet­ter way to help sick or injured chil­dren in their cities than by doing what they love: gam­ing. Extra Life is a grass roots expe­ri­ence that mobi­lizes pas­sion­ate game lovers to help sick and injured kids treat­ed at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Since it began in Texas in 2008, Extra Lifers have […]

Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids

Hi friends, First off, I want to wish Bill Coberly the best of luck and best wish­es for his time at University of Minnesota Law School. None of us would be here at this moment if it weren’t for him, and we wish him every suc­cess in this new chap­ter of his life. Bill has proven him­self time and again to be a true friend and ally to me per­son­al­ly, and is the only boss for whom I’d glad­ly work for noth­ing. I hope to be even half the Editor-in-Chief he has been, and to con­tin­ue the dread work he start­ed four years […]

A New Editor Approaches!