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On American Truck Simulator & Death. Who Wants to Live Forever?

Welcome to another instalment of Connection Lost. It’s a series that uses games as some kind of digital mirror, using them to shine a...

Doki Doki Literature Club Developer Addresses Transphobic Fans

Dan Salvato, developer of the indie hit Doki Doki Literature Club addressed the game's fan base directly on Wednesday. Following a Twitter conversation with a...

Five Genius Suggestions For Saving The Fallout Franchise

Fallout 5 rumours have been few and far between this year, but that hasn't stopped me from shuddering with Super Mutant rage every time...
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No Romance in BioWare’s Anthem Could Open New Doors

BioWare games have been marked with a variety of romance options, ranging from getting together with Dorian in the Dragon Age series,...
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Life is Strange 2 : Please Don’t Let It Be a...

Life is Strange is important to a lot of people, myself included. I started playing it after episode three was released in May 2015,...

5 Things You Can Achieve by Abusing Game Developers

Nothing. Cut it out, shitlords.

It’s Time to Retire the Phrase ‘Diversity in Games’

When discussing making games with characters who aren’t white, straight, male or cisgender, a phrase often used is ‘diversity.’ When publishers and developers disclose...

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...
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The Problem With Subtle LGBTQ Characters in Games

Over the last few years, we have seen a steady increase in LGBTQ characters in games both as little-known NPCs and as characters at...

Warframe Devs ask “What do you want?”

In the face of the recent microtransaction controversies, one company looks to be dialing back one of their more annoying monetization practices. You might...
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How Game Developers Use Underdogs to Make Us Love Their Characters

Look into any storyline in life, be it in politics, sports, the movies, or in video games, there is a trend of people loving...

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...

Where’s Gaming’s Direct Action Movement?

There's no question that Bully Hunters was a shitshow through and through. Sold as a gang of skilled vigilantes that would enter online games...

Solving America’s Police Problem with Door Kickers: Action Squad

America's police are having a hard time with their image at the moment. What with them breaking into other peoples homes and shooting them...

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...

Dishonored’s Heart, Micronarratives, and Heroic Elitism in Game Stories

There's a heavy, acrid quality to the air in Karnaca tonight. I can't feel it, of course; there's a controller, a screen and a...