Horror Games That Don’t Rely On the ‘Mental Illness is Scary’...

If I asked you to think about the average horror game setting, then chances are that your mind probably wandered to an abandoned mental...

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...

NY Comic Con Sees Gender Swapped Cosplay

In the beginning of this month the NY Comic Con came and went, but what remained was the beautiful cosplay that was showed off...
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Gamegate Whining Reveals ArenaNet Spinelessness. Who’s Next?

Gamergate, that perpetual sludge of "alt-right" Nazi cosplayers, men's rights activists and literal human goblins, is entering the fourth year of its onslaught against...

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...
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Counter-Strike Trolling Leads To Transgender Inclusion

Over the past few days, you might have come across a news story regarding a group of transgender women who were barred from participating in ESL’s...

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...

Razer Tweeted a Racist Meme, Then Mocked Critics

Razer, Inc.'s social media manager thought it would be funny to post a "Ugandan Knuckles" meme as a way of promoting its brand. In...
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2019 Needs to be the Year That Developers Stop Placating Racists

There is a public perception of a gamer, It’s the sort who self-identifies as one. Someone who uses their hobby as an identity, but...

A Community’s Lifespan in Dialect: A Game About Language and How...

Embodying the spirit of encompassing all gaming, the IndieCade showcase at E3 2019 featured tabletop games too. This included Thorny Games’ Dialect: A Game...

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...

No Moss Makes Mindful Tiny games

No Moss Studios is a small Indie developer that is currently developing ‘tiny’ games. These titles really are tiny. They’re mainly doing this through Patreon,...

Gender Representation at the Game Developers Choice & IGF Awards

Diversity can’t just be a numbers game, and certainly isn’t limited to gender, but having facts and figures can be crucial to addressing further examinations....

Crumbling The Tower of Babel with Cinematic Storytelling

As technology advances, video game cinematics play an increasingly important role in games with heavy narratives.  Trailers and cutscenes become a shared talking point...

Subnautica Dev’s Ship Springing Leaks as Offensive History Surfaces [Updated]

Racist, sexist tweets from Subnautica developer Simon Chylinski are met with ire from the community, but defended as ironic by him and a fellow...
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Prepare to Die: Gaming with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a common behavioural disorder that is often overlooked. It is usually noticed at a young age, between...