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Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them too. RPG, hack-and-slash, and fighting games are some of her favorite genres. She loves nonhuman characters. One of her earliest gaming memories center around battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.

A Community’s Lifespan in Dialect: A Game About Language and How...

Embodying the spirit of encompassing all gaming, the IndieCade showcase at E3 2019 featured tabletop games too. This included Thorny Games’ Dialect: A Game...

#Voices4Devs: Voice Actors Give Online Support for Game Unionization

As more people working in video games try to form their own union, they’ve recently gotten another burst of online support. Apparently starting on...

Classic Dragon Ball Antagonist Cell Finds New Life in Games

Dragon Ball FighterZ has been phenomenally well-received on a wide scale, sparking the interest of long-time franchise fans, the general fighting game community, the...
Image of Videl and the Great Saiyaman (a.k.a. Gohan) from “Dragon Ball FighterZ.” They look ready to fight. Videl is a young woman with short dark hair, wearing a white tank top over a purple shirt, black shorts, and fingerless gloves. The Great Saiyaman is a young man that looks like a superhero, with clothing like a red cape, green tunic, and dark sunglasses.

Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ: Blasting Past the Glass Ceiling to...

Like many things, Dragon Ball and its shonen genre have a history of male-heavy casts with an emphasis on action. The most featured characters...
Promotional image of “Alien: Descent.” It shows four people wearing VR gear (visor headset, plastic gun, lightweight devices on their arms and legs) on a yellow metal lift, with facehugger aliens crawling around.

Going Out For VR with Alien: Descent

While virtual reality—or VR—seems to be gaining ground, I honestly haven’t seen the appeal of it. I like games, but haven’t felt the desire...
Screenshot of "The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape." Done in pixel art. Anthropomorphic raccoon wearing casual clothes.

The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape: Metaphorically Rejecting Discrimination

Cliqist recently highlighted The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape, a quirky occult game about the eponymous Raccoon and their ability to communicate with the...
“Anthem” illustration, featuring four flying armored warriors.

No Romance in BioWare’s Anthem Could Open New Doors

BioWare games have been marked with a variety of romance options, ranging from getting together with Dorian in the Dragon Age series,...

Conquering the Cyber Kingdom: Analyzing Bowsette

On Sept. 19, Twitter user haniwa (@ayyk92) posted a fan comic whose conclusion focused on a blonde woman with horns, a visual mix of official...

Women in Gaming: Dona Bailey, Co-Creator of Centipede

Centipede is a classic arcade title in video game history, a critical hit for Atari that helped bring video games even further into the...