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About T.L. Bodine

T.L. Bodine

T.L. Bodine

T.L. Bodine is a gamer, journalist and fly-by-night novelist who would get a lot more writing done if she could put down the game controller once in a while. You can find more of her on Google Plus or visit her site at http://tlbodine.blogspot.com.

Posts By T.L. Bodine

Is Strife Really the Next-Gen MOBA We’ve Been Waiting For?

November 5, 2014 |

When you think of MOBAs like League of Legends, DOTA 2 or Smite, a few unflattering words probably burst immediately to mind – things like “toxic” and “worst community ever.”  The truth is that there’s just something about the … Read More

GameSoundCon starts October 7th in Los Angeles

October 2, 2014 |

A while back we showcased BEEP, a documentary exploring the history of music and sound in video games.  On its final day, the Kickstarter has earned well over its initial $40,000 goal, with more than a thousand backers and a … Read More

Is PS Vita Becoming an Indie Console?

September 24, 2014 | | 3 Comments

In the land of handheld gaming – already a dying breed – the PS Vita is a clear loser.  It’s sold just a 10th of the models as its predecessor the PSP, and the Nintendo DS has outstripped sales 20-to-1.  … Read More

Destiny: Is It Living Up to Expectations?

September 22, 2014 | | One Comment

I entered Gamestop on Friday night, clutching my copy of Destiny in my hands.  The game had a $40 trade-in value that I planned to take advantage of while it lasted.  Ahead of me in line, someone else clearly had … Read More

ArcheAge Takes the MMORPG to New Levels

September 12, 2014 |

Some might say the age of the MMORPG is waning.  We’ve seen a lot of them in the past decade or so, every one of them claiming to bring something new to the table, but most have been rehashings of … Read More

Debate About Gaming Journalism Spawns #GamerGate Phenomenon

September 9, 2014 | | 2 Comments

The Zoe Quinn scandal has sparked an active debate that shows no signs of abating.  United under the hashtag #GamerGate, advocates of gaming journalism reform are making their views heard – and many critics are arguing that the issue … Read More

Director Seeks Funding for Video Game Music Documentary

September 2, 2014 | | One Comment

A Kickstarter campaign launched by Karen Collins, a researcher at the University of Waterloo in Canada, seeks to give video game sound the attention it deserves.  The campaign seeks to fund “Beep,” a documentary all about the history of sound … Read More

Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest Sparks Debate Over Gaming Journalism and Misogyny

August 30, 2014 |

If the name “Zoe Quinn” doesn’t immediately ring alarm bells in your mind, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks (or busy slaying mobs in Azeroth).  The Internet has been abuzz recently about this new … Read More

Open-World Survival Games: The Newest Gaming Zeitgeist

August 18, 2014 |

It’s no shocker that game genres come and go in phases, and the popularity of these games is always intimately tied to the technology available for developing them.  As internet connections became stronger and LAN parties grew obsolete, the … Read More

OUYA Gives Back With its #FreeTheGames Program

August 14, 2014 |

In 2012, a Kickstarter campaign was started to fund the creation of OUYA, a microconsole utilizing a version of the Android operating system.  Earning $8.5 million, the campaign became Kickstarter’s second-most-backed project, and the energy surrounding OUYA and its vision … Read More