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NYCC2014 GeeksOUT & NYT OUT Presents LGBT in Comics

NYCC2014 GeeksOUT & NYT OUT Presents LGBT in Comics

  Every year, NYCC has a panel to highlight LGBT issues in the comics industry. This year, the discussion ranged from whether or not we’d see more Young Avengers, Wonder Woman being the ultimate queer character to the burgeoning webcomic industry. This year’s panel included prolific comic media and industry writers and artists such as:...
#GamerGate

#GamerGate

So, awkward conversation time. #GamerGate. We’ve been trying to avoid talking about it because there’s a lot of misinformation out there and the issue is incredibly divisive but it’s gotten to the point where I feel like we’d be doing everyone a disservice if we didn’t address it at all. It’s something that’s been simmering...

Transgender Riot Tech Analyst Commits Suicide

Kate von Roeder, a tech analyst at Riot Games, has committed suicide. Known as Riot Damiya, she was a prominent member of the League of Legends community. Depression and difficulties in transitioning are mentioned as the main reasons for her suicide. If you or anyone you know are contemplating suicide, please call the NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION...
Dys4ia

Dys4ia

Created by famed game designer and critic, Dys4ia is social commentary in the form of a game. It’s a mix of Warioware-esque games that chronicle the experience of transitioning from male to female. This pixelated autobiography is rendered in retro graphics and bright colors and a great soundtrack. A lot of the scenes and games are staged...
The r/gaymer debacle: Legally, who's in the clear?

The r/gaymer debacle: Legally, who’s in the clear?

Gaymer.org’s owner, Chris Vizzini, sent a cease and desist letter to the subreddit, /r/gaymers last night stating that the subreddit must not use the name “gaymer.” This does not come as a surprise because their trademark is on the verge of being incontestable. The law states that within 5 years of filing a trademark, the...
r/gaymers to be shutdown?

r/gaymers to be shutdown?

Late yesterday night, r/gaymers, the gay gaming community on Reddit with over 16,500 subscribers, received news that their beloved community may be shut down. The r/gaymers moderators were informed that Reddit had received a cease and desist from the owner of Gaymer.org, Chris Vizzini. Here is the quote of the announcement that was submitted by...
Piracy and DRM, finding the middle-ground.

Piracy and DRM, finding the middle-ground.

In an interview with PC Gamer, developer Projekt Red, creators of this year’s underground hit  The Witcher 2 announced yesterday that they had sold roughly over a million copies of the game since the it’s launch in May. However, they also concluded that the game has been pirated over 4.5 million times, maybe even more...
NYCC2011 Panel: XX Women in Queer Comics

NYCC2011 Panel: XX Women in Queer Comics

An audio recording of the panel on lesbians in the comics industry. I apologize for the inconsistent sound. The acoustics of the room were a bit bad but you can still hear the panel pretty well. From the NYCC pamphlet: LGBT women and their straight allies are a force to be reckoned with in the...
Gay-Nerds.com Goes to NY Comic Con 2011!

Gay-Nerds.com Goes to NY Comic Con 2011!

GN is going to be attending NY Comic Con 2011 and providing you guys with as much coverage as our nerdy little legs allow and as comprehensive as our nerdy little fingers can type. Here are the events that we’ll attempt to cover: Also, we’ll be attending GeeksOUT’s after con events so you should join...
Alternate Reality Gaming and You

Alternate Reality Gaming and You

In a intriguing article posted by Gamespot.com, it explored the different psychological approaches developers are taking to try and immerse their players into as much of the game as possible. Through techniques dubbed “Alternate Reality Gaming” (ARG), it’s the art of including real-life actions and them having an effect on your gameplay: be it giving...
Google Silently Releases Gaydar and Other Search Features

Google Silently Releases Gaydar and Other Search Features

Google quietly released a gaydar/fact check feature to search queries. If you type in things like “Is Neil Patrick Harris Gay?”, it gives you a “best guess” for their sexuality based on different accredited sources. You can also google things like “Is Tom Cruise a Scientologist” and it will give best guesses for that as...
Gay Nerds Wants You!

Gay Nerds Wants You!

‘Sup Nerds? Gay Nerds is looking for a few contributors to volunteer and join our ranks. We want to invite you to try your hand at featured content writing! If you’ve got a passion for all things nerdy and feel that you can inspire that same passion in others through your words, you just may...
League of Legends Censors the Word "Gay"

League of Legends Censors the Word “Gay”

Riot Games has become the latest company in recent years to become embroiled in furore over censorship of the word “gay”, after the latest patch, v1.0.0.122, to their popular online game League of Legends, did just that. The effect is to not only automatically filter the word out of chat, but it also bars the...
More trouble for Sony over insurance after PSN hack

More trouble for Sony over insurance after PSN hack

The fallout from hackers getting into the PSN continues for Sony. In the latest development, Zurich American Insurance has filed court papers in a New York state court against Sony, claiming that the insurance company is not responsible for damages incurred due to digital attacks and information theft. According to Reuters, Zurich is claiming that...
Sony Reveals "PSN Pass" to Frosty Reception

Sony Reveals “PSN Pass” to Frosty Reception

Playstation 3 users may see a change in the way they play online this fall. After the German website Konsolentreff put up pictures yesterday of a Resistance 3 bundle listing a feature called “PSN Pass,” rumor mills went into action over what it could mean. But only one day later, Sony has commented and revealed...
Hello Again, World

Hello Again, World

You know, it’s weird thinking that exactly one year ago, Gay-Nerds.com was founded. It feels simultaneously very recent and so long ago. I mean, when I think of GN, I still don’t think of it as an established website and community. It’s still a small rag tag group of misfits trying to find their voice...
RCE # 18: Animu and You!

RCE # 18: Animu and You!

Good news, everyone!
Industry Interview: A Talk With Musician Tom Goss

Industry Interview: A Talk With Musician Tom Goss

A little over a year ago, before I personally joined Gay-Nerds, I was lucky enough one lazy Sunday afternoon to attend a free concert being put on by this guy who was doing a tour for Marriage Equality.  His name was Tom Goss and although I’d never heard of him before, I figured he was...