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...

Diversity in Virtual Reality: The Next Step?

I love VR. I’ve loved being a bird soaring over post-apocalyptic Paris in Eagle Flight, getting up close and personal with a shark in...

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New Normative is one of the few gaming outlets that's unapologetically left leaning. We're not coy about our agenda.  We pay our writers to...

Explore the LGBTQ Game Archives

The internet is a vast, wonderful playground of information and arguably, video games have benefited it's creation and release on the world more than...
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The Best Female Movie Characters in Video Games

There have been numerous movie characters who have starred in video games over the years and vice versa. However, there has often been a...

The War Stories Battlefield V is Missing

Battlefield V, the 13th entry in the series, is returning to its World War II roots. EA took a risk with the last in...

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...
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Orc Slavery Highlights LOTR’s History of Racism

As reports and complaints about Middle-earth: Shadow of War's loot boxes abound, criticisms of the game's core content are beginning to do the rounds...

We Need to Talk About That Last of Us Part II...

The new trailer Sony just dropped as part of PGW 2017 for The Last of Us Part II starts out pretty grim. We see a...

Can You Enjoy Problematic Games and Uphold Your Values?

Because of recent events, a cultural conversation has risen about what we should do with content which is problematic. Whether it’s in regards to...

5 On Fleek Palicoes from Monster Hunter: World

Welp. The Monster Hunter: World beta has been and gone, and now we're all left waiting patiently until January of next year to slice...

Habbo Hotel Taught Me How to Be Gay

Habbo Hotel is an MMO social game that was first launched in 2000 by the Finnish video game company Sulake.  Habbo was originally just...

5 Times Gamers Killed Goku in Dragon Ball Z Games

There are philanthropists for a number of different causes; including, as it turns out, killing Dragon Ball Z's protagonist Goku. Fighting game player and streamer...

The Future of Gaming is Female

Gender equality in the gaming community has come a long way over the past decades. It’s no longer unheard of to encounter a female...

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Has All the Things

If I could point to a game series that was a formative component of my childhood, it’s Harvest Moon. I began the series on...