Kindness is Key: How You Can Improve Games Culture

Some days, it can feel like games are inextricably embedded in a swamp of hostility. Kindness just isn't something traditionally associated with gaming. That’s...

Convention Survival Guide for Gamers with Anxiety

Conventions are primed for social anxiety overload. With TwitchCon today and tomorrow, and BlizzCon the first weekend of November, we want to help you...

And Now, a Word on Kirby, Jane the Virgin, and Poop

Nintendo’s Kirby is arguably one of their greatest characters to date. He’s easy to drawn (draw a circle, and then draw like 6 more...

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...

Though Flawed, Fortnite Promotes Teamwork, Not Toxicity

Compared to a lot of multiplayer games, Fortnite doesn’t have a lot of toxicity. In fact, in my experience, most players are wanting to...

Stop Hiding Behind Culture

The “defense” of culture stalls diversity. It's the argument people make when they excuse a game that fosters the industry’s series of male-driven story...

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...

The Top 5 Game Awards 2017 Moments

The Game Awards, eh? What a show! I'm actually still dizzy from all the reveals. There was that new FromSoftware game we know nothing...

New Steam Game Gay World Promotes Homophobia, Criminalizes Victims

Steam has been on a long decline ever since the good intentioned Greenlight program. A program that failed due to having no form of...

Sex In The Raccoon City

If you’ve played the Resident Evil games, you’ll notice the hallmark of the franchise has always been zombies trying to eat you thanks to the...

Soldier 76, Gay Icon

Blizzard recently brought Soldier: 76 out of the closet. A new short story, Bastet, brings new lore about two fan favorites, Ana and Jack Morrison...

Gaming is a Drag

The Emmy award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently in its ninth season, and shows no signs of slowing down. With drag becoming more widely accepted...
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Danielle Bunten Berry: The Unsung Herald of Multiplayer Games

Finger pressing hard on the D-Pad, your character sprints upwards and towards the finishing line. Below you, money trickles out of your savings as...
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Post-Escapism and Video Games

Post-escapism, according to Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson in The State of Play, is a "discourse that looks for meaning beyond entertainment and the...

Crunch, Unpaid Overtime, Poor Health – Industry Norms That Need to...

Making a good game is hard; this is just a fact. It is a Herculean task. One which takes an incredible amount of time...

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...