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...

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a Jingoist Nightmare

Earlier this month, when the Bolivian government demanded that the French government take action against Ubisoft over Ghost Recon: Wildlands, a good many people...

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Fascist, Destiny 2

I've always found the term 'hate symbol' misleading. Symbols, like technology, plain toast, and Jaheira from Baldur's Gate are true neutral. We can charge them...

Gender at E3: PC Gaming Show

The PC Gaming Show at E3 showed off various bits of hardware and a bunch of upcoming games. Somehow, not one of these things...

The Top 5 Game Awards 2017 Moments

The Game Awards, eh? What a show! I'm actually still dizzy from all the reveals. There was that new FromSoftware game we know nothing...
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How Can Overwatch Deal With its Toxic Players?

If you’re playing any online game, you’ll run into toxic players. This is an accepted inevitability. But it shouldn’t be. Overwatch in particular is intentionally...

Nintendo Switch: The Cost of Portability

The Nintendo Switch is a great console with a surprising amount of power for a handheld, so it’s not a big surprise to see...

Should Trigger Warnings be Commonplace in Gaming?

Video games have always been a type of media and entertainment that, in a way, combine books and films. You get to see what...
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Prepare to Die: Gaming with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a common behavioural disorder that is often overlooked. It is usually noticed at a young age, between...
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The Ultimate Super Mario Party Drinking Game

Super Mario Party is a return to the foundations of the franchise. It ditches the car and the points for effort that have made the...

Streamer Raises Funds with Donkey Kong 64 Charity Stream

On January 18th, Twitch streamer Hbomberguy tweeted "here we go....HERE WE FREAKING GO". With that simple message, he started a stream that would attract...

YouTubers & Twitchers: Awareness & Advocacy for Mental Illness

For years, there has been a stigma attached to mental illness and those who suffer from it. Recently, content creators have been using their...

Universal Paperclips: Can Manipulative Mechanics Succeed As Commentary?

"Use neuro-resonant frequencies to influence consumer behaviour" I can't tell you exactly how long I'd been clicking away at Frank Lantz's browser-based stationery synthesis simulator...

Selling Games & Making Money Without Loot Boxes

Log onto any gaming news site or type in a specific hashtag on Twitter, and you’ll get the impression that these are the end...

Overwatch’s Gay Characters: Blizzard, It’s Time to Show, Not Tell

The year is 2054. Frank Ocean’s third album, released just days ago, plays softly in the background. I load the hologram in the palm...