Difficulty Settings and Cheat Codes


John Scalzi and Dr. NerdLove use gaming to understand being a guy in the real world. In writing about “straight white male” as the lowest difficulty setting in life, Scalzi builds on a  Luke McKinney article in Cracked. Dr. NerdLove is a little less explicitly game-centric in his “Virgins, Victims and Player Haters: Adventures in the Manosphere.”  My favorite line? Scalzi’s: “The player who plays on the “Gay Minority Female” setting? Hardcore.”



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