Battlefield 1’s Diversity Failure Ignores History

Rumors that the next Battlefield would take place in World War I swirled for months. When Battlefield 1 debuted in May 2016, blood-soaked trenches,...

The Real Women Resistance Fighters that Inspired Call of Duty: WWII

After years of meandering about in modern and futurist space wars, Call of Duty is finally going back to its roots - World War...

A Bestiary of Delphic Feels

If you're yet to read Nathalie Lawhead's blog on her experiences showcasing interactive zine Everything is Going to be Ok at Day of the Devs,...

It’s Time For Gabe Newell to Fix Steam’s Abuse Problem

It’s incredibly easy to use Steam to abuse people. Curation groups with homophobic and racist slurs in their names; antisemitic foundations; or outright white...
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Two Scoops Aims to Bring More Diversity to Dating Sims

Characters in Western dating sims are often similar: the protagonist, a transfer student or new employee, choosing between a slate of potential love interests...

Why We Need a Bigger Feminist Let’s Play Community

If there’s one thing that I wish there was more of on YouTube, it’d be more feminism, specifically within the Let’s Play community. There...

Doki Doki Literature Club Developer Addresses Transphobic Fans

Dan Salvato, developer of the indie hit Doki Doki Literature Club addressed the game's fan base directly on Wednesday. Following a Twitter conversation with a...
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Why Are Mass Effect Fans Obsessed With Romance?

Second only to the controversy caused by the game’s supposedly wonky animations, most of the talk surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda has been about its...

Elizabeth LaPensée on Thunderbird Strike, Eco Terrorism, and Other Bad Behavior

Recently, the lobbying group Energy Builders released a statement accusing the 2D side scroller Thunderbird Strike of attempting to 'encourage eco-terrorism or other bad...

Gender at E3: Ubisoft

The Ubisoft E3 press conference was hard to parse. Not just because of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, but because of the shadow that...

7 Vomit Inducing Ready Player One Trailer Moments

Here's a quote I quite like from thinky French man, Jean Baudrillard: "If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love...

Resist Jam: Games about Non-Violent Resistance

Resist Jam took place recently; dedicated to “creating games that resist oppressive authoritarianism in all its forms.” With over 200 games submitted, it’s impossible...

The Top 5 Androgynous Style Icons in Video Games

In an industry where queer representation leaves much to be desired, it's tough for gender-nonconforming gamers to find characters whose gender presentation matches their...

Crunch, Unpaid Overtime, Poor Health – Industry Norms That Need to...

Making a good game is hard; this is just a fact. It is a Herculean task. One which takes an incredible amount of time...

Five Genius Suggestions For Saving The Fallout Franchise

Fallout 5 rumours have been few and far between this year, but that hasn't stopped me from shuddering with Super Mutant rage every time...

Trucking Along With Depression

The concept of space is an important one. Whether physical or mental, without space around the things that we perceive, think or feel, we...