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...

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...

Dropsy: The Game About Kindness That We Need Right Now

Dropsy opens to the scene of a lit cigarette falling on a trail of oil; it catches fire, and a circus burns. The sole...

10 Gifs That Perfectly Describe Gamers on Live Chat

Let's face it, almost all of the bigotry that comes from online gaming comes straight from the live chat. Whether it's via text form...

You’ll Never Guess Who I Interviewed About Detective Pikachu

Unless you guessed normal, not talking Pikachu. Then yeah. You did guess it. I was so thankful  to have an opportunity to interview the...

Overwatch League’s Felix Lengyel Response Points to Systemic Problems

Felix Lengyel, a professional Overwatch player known as xQc, was suspended from the Overwatch League last week and fined $2,000. Lengyel made homophobic comments...

Habbo Hotel Taught Me How to Be Gay

Habbo Hotel is an MMO social game that was first launched in 2000 by the Finnish video game company Sulake.  Habbo was originally just...

Take a Proper Gander at Post/Capitalism

Here's some delightful facts about capitalism:  It allows you to buy projectors in the shape of adorable trash-can, R2-D2  It regularly dropkicks you in the...
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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...

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...

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...

Diversity in Virtual Reality: The Next Step?

I love VR. I’ve loved being a bird soaring over post-apocalyptic Paris in Eagle Flight, getting up close and personal with a shark in...

Resist Jam: Games about Non-Violent Resistance

Resist Jam took place recently; dedicated to “creating games that resist oppressive authoritarianism in all its forms.” With over 200 games submitted, it’s impossible...

The eSports Glass Ceiling

In the realm of competitive gaming, every woman is the odd one out. Indeed, a female face is a rare sight beyond the audience's...

Humble’s Valentines Sale is a Celebration of Queer Love

So, it's Valentine's Day, and we all know what that means: half price on crappy chocolate at Walgreens the day after Cupid slings his...

Don’t Make Love: Sex, Death, and Mantises

'At once victors and vanquished' is a fairly unusual juxtaposition for a game. Often, you fulfil the conditions of a win state, get dragged...