Gender at E3: Playstation

The Playstation E3 press conference was a whirlwind of trailer after trailer after trailer, leaving no stage time for anyone except Sony President and...

Nier: Automata’s Refreshing Take on Gender

Sci-fi and fantasy have long explored topics related to the borders of consciousness, of technological beings that almost breach the threshold of humanity. These...
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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...

Andromeda’s All About Women

Mass Effects' Milky Way galaxy was cool and all, but right now, Andromeda is where it’s at. Sure, plenty of people have finished the...

Anticipated Upcoming Games Without a Straight White Male Hero

Video game developers have become lazy and "safe" when it came to creating their protagonists. The straight while 30-something male image has not only...
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The Reaction To Life is Strange 2 Has Been Ridiculous

The first episode of Life is Strange 2 took a particularly honest view of racism and racial issues. The reaction to it has mainly been...

The Price of Life is Strange: Before The Storm Devs Crossing...

When Life is Strange: Before the Storm was announced, many were surprised that fan favourite Ashly Burch wouldn’t be reprising her role as Chloe...

The Characters We Love, And Lust

From V-Day to Palentine's to Galentine's, February is the month of love. In honor video game bromances like Junkrat and Roadhog, BFFs like Mario...

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...

The Top 5 Liberal Agendas in Gaming

Libtards are the worst, am I right? It seems like you can't go a day without hearing something about “healthcare for all” or “representation...
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Donkey Kong 64: A Marxist Interpretation

Donkey Kong 64 is one of the most seminal games of the 90s. The collectathon platformer re-cast a former villain in a brand new role...
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BadLand Publishing Stole Money From a Disabled Toddler

As if you thought gaming couldn't get any worse after the whole Rape Day fiasco it turns out that Badland Publishing went and stole...

One of Stardew Valley’s Bachelorettes is Emotionally Abusive and that’s not...

Abigail’s plotline in Stardew Valley begins rather innocuously. Abigail is nice and quirky. As you befriend her you play video games together, and play...

An Interview with Radical Leftist Dev Colestia

Colestia presents as a monolith. The profile picture that the Canberra-based dev uses for Twitter and Itch.io is a multifaceted stone pillar against a white...

New Normative Comment Clinic: Don’t Worry N4G, We’re Here to Help

It's been a sad week here at New Normative. As I'm sure you're all aware... we've been banned from N4G. Good old N4G, the...

Butterfly Soup: The Bisexual Visual Novel We’ve Been Waiting For

There are three main things you have to know about Butterfly Soup, 1) It's very, very gay, 2) It's also very, very bi, and...