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Flip Your Wig: Ceremony "Zoo"

Flip Your Wig: Ceremony “Zoo”

Straight-edge lifers shed a tear at everyone else’s gain. Click here to read what your fellow GN-ers have to say about the story in the forums!
Bhaloidam Seeks to Bring Everyone to the Tabletop

Bhaloidam Seeks to Bring Everyone to the Tabletop

One of the hardest elements of tabletop gaming is getting people to care about the world and circumstances they’re playing with. Not everyone wants to search for bejeweled swords, solve political unrest, or put those pesky bandits in their place. Not everyone can get behind mounds of number crunching and character sheets, nor spend the...
Flip Your Wig - Erasure "Tomorrow's World"

Flip Your Wig – Erasure “Tomorrow’s World”

Does the veteran synthpop duo find life after Robot Unicorn Attack? Find out after the jump!
BAFTA's Game Awards Add Four New Categories

BAFTA’s Game Awards Add Four New Categories

Game developers have four new ways to snag bragging rights and shiny trophies from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2012. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has worked to recognize and reward studios and developers in their efforts to push artistic and technological achievements since 2003. In keeping up...
Gay-Nerds Playlist: Fist of the Girl and the Robot

Gay-Nerds Playlist: Fist of the Girl and the Robot

Yep, more time passed means more playlists! Check it after the jump. Like it? Feel we’re missing something? Bring it to the forums!
Gay-Nerds Playlist: Lady Weapons and All Things Will End

Gay-Nerds Playlist: Lady Weapons and All Things Will End

Another arbitrary amount of time, another playlist! Listen to what our forum members have been listening to after the jump!
Flip Your Wig: An Interview with Hostage Calm's Chris Martin

Flip Your Wig: An Interview with Hostage Calm’s Chris Martin

Taking some time off between tours, Hostage Calm’s Chris Martin took time to answer a few of our questions about what inspired them to spearhead a movement for gay marriage in New York, work with causes outside the LGBT and punk communities, and what nerdy muses they toy with when not playing shows.
Queer Movie Queue: Taxi Zum Klo

Queer Movie Queue: Taxi Zum Klo

Released in 1981 after being seized back from customs, Taxi Zum Klo is one of the first films to make it to America from foreign markets. In this time long ago, far away from the countless cheap direct to DVD covers of impossibly sculpted twenty somethings of current “queer cinema”, films of “queer interest” were...
Flip Your Wig: Bob Mould's "See a Little Light"

Flip Your Wig: Bob Mould’s “See a Little Light”

The very medium of the autobiography infuriates me. Not quite a memoir, the author retreads his or her life with, at best, a sequential recount of old conflicts culminating in a hazy cloud of experience that condensates into something resembling a worldview. At their worst, they are little more ego-masturbation exercises designed as expensive paperweights....
Gay-Nerds Playlist:  Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues?

Gay-Nerds Playlist: Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues?

There is totally a cure for those pesky summertime mood swings! Hopefully either the accompanying picture and playlist will liven up your summer!
Gay-Nerds Playlist: Happy Fourth and Stuff

Gay-Nerds Playlist: Happy Fourth and Stuff

America and Canada are one year older as of this past week. Here’s an unrelated batch of tunes!
Flip Your Wig: Hostage Calm "Hostage Calm"

Flip Your Wig: Hostage Calm “Hostage Calm”

It’s hard to explain why you’re a pop-punk fan if you are over the age of 20. Most people have a crystalline memory of Blink-182 running around naked and stop their curiosity there. The genre has as much potential to carry social change, introspection, and power as any other genre, but it’s often lost in...
Gay-Nerds Playlist: A Brief Yet Triumphant Intermission

Gay-Nerds Playlist: A Brief Yet Triumphant Intermission

Don’t worry, plenty of cool stuff is being cooked up in the GN Camp. Here’s some tunes to tide you all over!
Flip Your Wig - Hüsker Dü "Zen Arcade"

Flip Your Wig – Hüsker Dü “Zen Arcade”

Look, there’s no way I can be partial or unbiased about this record. It’s my favorite record of all time. It helped me get out of many a dark spell. It opened my ears to music beyond oldies radio and whatever mall punk was being handed over to me by Hot Topic (yes, I had...
Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #2 - Kanji Tatsumi

Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #2 – Kanji Tatsumi

The Shin Megami Tensei series is no stranger to mature content. Over the past 20 years, the series has seen teenagers fight manage wars between gods and mankind, face the deepest corners of their psyches, and kill their best friends in order to restore peace to the world. It’s fitting that they are also one...
Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #7 – The Sims

Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #7 – The Sims

Somewhere deep within the Maxis compound more than a decade ago, Will Wright proposed the idea of smashing a doll house and a God Complex together into one video game where players lead in-game people throughout the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Players would be in complete control of what their little people did,...
Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #8 - Arcade Gannon

Top 10 LGBT Video Game Characters: #8 – Arcade Gannon

I honestly had no idea that Arcade was gay until I read more about his character. It’s not that there weren’t hints or that Obsidian were afraid of exposing him as sexual; it’s just that Arcade was simply a guy who happened to like guys. Unlike some other role playing games with gay characters, Arcade’s...
Gay-Nerds Playlist for May 16th: The Mamas and the Papas Smash It Up!

Gay-Nerds Playlist for May 16th: The Mamas and the Papas Smash It Up!

Or maybe we’ll just be quiet and try to remember it’s Pierce Brosnan’s, Janet Jackson’s and Megan Fox’s birthday today? Tunage after the jump!