Breaking the Narrative Episode 59: Game Journos, not every game is Dark Souls. Dark Souls Isn’t Even That Hard.

If you are a regular to my articles I’m sure you are extremely familiar right now with the antics of Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat, what with his inability to tell a Mega Man X styled platformer from a Mario styled one concerning the game Cuphead, maybe even the comparing of many other games such as Crash Bandicoot to Dark Souls.  

Breaking the Narrative Special 3: Why Do Anime, Video Games, and the Men’s Rights Movement Corellate?

Its been a while since I did a ‘special’ article of Breaking the Narrative. As such I figured I’d write an observational opinion piece on something that keeps being noticed in our stretch of the world. Many people who back our side of the debate get attacked for having ‘anime avatars’ or being ‘filthy weebs.’ Why is this?…

Breaking the Narrative Special 2: Breaking a Review with Kunio-Kun!

Hello everyone, hope you’ve had a good week coming to terms with the results of last week and are ready to delve into something we don’t usually do around here. Oh and I know I’m a couple of days late and all since my articles upload on Mondays but… since this is the nearest one to it, HAPPY BELATED INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY!…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 13:A Feminine Touch, Oh My! Female Mentors in Video Games.

Last week we started this two-parter with male mentor characters in video games. Now I hope you did your homework and commented on it with something productive because some of that is going to be touched upon later on with this one. If not that’s ok, I’m planning on in a month or so to do a part three based purely on what I find in comments for both of these articles to finish up on ideas of how to mentor men and boys realistically.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 12: Grow Your Manliness! Examples of Male Mentoring and Role Models from Video Games.

This time around, we are starting out with a two part bit on mentors and role models. This first episode is on males because it’s the theme of the site, and it would show men in games as more than violent brutes and the like. So what sort of examples are we going to look for?…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 11: “Thats a Man Baby!” Transgenders in Gaming

To continue finishing up on the concept of representation in video games I think the best way to tidy this whole thing up is by showing examples of transgender characters in video games. So far we’ve been going purely by characters that have been obvious examples.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 2: 1995-1999 The End of the Bit Wars

Last time we started with basic gaming history with the first four generations. We covered them so quickly because it took that long to develop the basics. From this point forward we’ll be going by generation. As such, we need to define exactly what a generation is.…