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Why Did EA’s E3 2017 Press Conference Include a Racist Madden...

The EA press conference wasn't...great. The use of influencers and the unclear commentary during the Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay portion led many to...

Birdo : Gaming’s First Transgender Character

As time goes on we're seeing more and more transgender and LGBTQIA game characters introduced to the world. When LGBTQIA people are included in some...

The Difficulties Of Being A Transgender Livestreamer

If you've read my bio or the title, I guess, you're aware that I'm a transgender woman and an active livestreamer. But it’s not...

Though Flawed, Fortnite Promotes Teamwork, Not Toxicity

Compared to a lot of multiplayer games, Fortnite doesn’t have a lot of toxicity. In fact, in my experience, most players are wanting to...

Relatability and Symmetra’s Autism

Earlier this spring, Jeff Kaplan, game director of Overwatch, replied to a young fan's letter about Symmetra. She is the only autistic character in Overwatch, and perhaps,...
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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...

Should Games Have Social Commentary?

"Make America Nazi Free Again" is controversial to say in 2017. This is a sad bellwether of where we're at, generally. But the fact that Bethesda...

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...

The Sims Isn’t Just a Game, It’s a Therapy Tool

There’s always been a bit of controversy around The Sims. From the way Maxis/EA handles monetizing content, to the frequency in which they implement...

How Gaming and VR Can Revolutionise Education

Teaching and learning have been going on since time began, however, the archaic systems of education in the world need to be brought into...

5 Feel-Good Games to Help With the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as S.A.D – affects about six percent of the population. As the days get shorter, reduced sunlight can...

5 Times the Princess Saved *Your* Useless Ass

Is it worth it? let me work it put that established narrative convention down, flip it and reverse it .... I am so, so sorry for that. Here's...

Checkpoint Harnesses Power of Video Games to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Founded by Dr. Jennifer Hazel, Checkpoint is webseries with the goal is to “raise awareness about mental health issues and those affected, using the power...
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Breaking Down Gaming’s Socioeconomic Paywall

“Do you own a Nintendo 3DS?” my homestay brother once asked. His question genuinely surprised me. I had yet to see a video game...

Connection Lost: You Can’t Take It With You

Hello and welcome to article two in the Connection Lost series: You Can’t Take It With You. If you didn’t read the first one,...

What Westworld Teaches us About Virtual Reality

“Welcome to Westworld” In HBO’s hit Westworld, adventurers come to the seemingly Grand Canyon sized theme park to live out their fantasies that their utopian...