Ninja Theory’s Mental Health Day Support Matters

Earlier this week, developer Ninja Theory released this heartfelt trailer for the PS4 and PC action adventure game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. I could attempt...

League Of Legends Has A Power Fantasy Problem

If you’ve ever played League of Legends. Scrap that, if you’ve ever even heard of League of Legends, you’ve probably heard the discussion surrounding...

“No Skill” Heroes: Ableism With a Side of Misogyny in Overwatch

 Overwatch is full of heroes with a variety of abilities, including those who don’t require traditional first person shooter skills like aiming and twitch reflexes...

Wolfenstein 2 #NoMoreNazis – Genuine or Cynical Marketing?

'There is only one side' claims the video Bethesda posted last week to promote the Nazi stomping Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. And really, who...
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A Completely Objective Review of An Apolitical Game

Apolitical Game is a game without any kind of politics. None whatsoever. Do you dislike politics in your games? Good. Because Apolitical Game has...

500+ Devs Pledge to End Crunch Culture

Think of any video game you like. You probably know that a lot of work went into it, but you probably don’t consider crunch....

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...
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Why Doesn’t Social Status Affect How You Get Money In RPGs?

In the typical RPG, your relationship with money tends to follow a certain trajectory. Regardless of social status, you usually start out broke. By...

Games Need To Provide Escapism for Women, Too

Horizon Zero Dawn starts with such promise. It seems to give a breath of fresh air for those of us dealing with sexism every...
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VR Gaming’s Real Problem Isn’t Price; It’s Diversity

As virtual reality makes its much-hyped comeback, developers and headset makers have been trying to sell us on the idea that the technology will offer the most immersive...

Make Your Characters Overweight, You Cowards

We all grew up gaming but some of us grew up overweight. As we all know, an immersive experience in a game can be a...

Twitch Spambot Drama Highlights Another Side to Harassment Issue

A Canadian man has been accused of using spambots to flood Twitch chatrooms with abusive messages. Brandon Lukas Apple, 20, faces a charge of...

Bravo, Coffee Stain Studios, For Raising The Gender Equality Bar In...

For a second, let's acknowledge that there are people who will be angry that Coffee Stain Studios is taking action to address gender imbalance in...

You Won’t Like the Solution to the Loot Box Problem

There's no such thing as a good loot box, all of them are capital 'B' for Bad no matter which way you slice them....

Why Rainbow Six: Siege Is the Chess of Gaming

Please ignore the fact that there are actual video games about chess. Alright, alright, traditional chess may not have 3 different multiplayer modes and a...

Everything in A House of Many Doors is Bizarre, Except Queerness

A House of Many Doors is a recent exploration RPG where everything is fantastical and bizarre, yet queerness is treated as entirely normal. Somewhere among the...