Battlefield 1’s Diversity Failure Ignores History

Rumors that the next Battlefield would take place in World War I swirled for months. When Battlefield 1 debuted in May 2016, blood-soaked trenches,...

Feminist Frequency: Progressive Gaming Friend or Foe?

In 2012 Anita Sarkeesian raised over $150,000 on Kickstarter to fund Tropes vs. Women, a video series aiming to tackle the many tropes attached to...
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Palmer Luckey and the Ugly Side of Oculus Rift’s VR Revolution

A few weeks ago, a report from The Daily Beast uncovered the fact that Oculus Rift creator and Time Magazine's best ever cover star, Palmer Luckey,...
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Could Be Worse I Guess: A Lara Croft Playlist

The Tomb Raider Reboot was not kind to Lara Croft. Scarred both mentally and physically, the adventurous young woman was hardened in a way...

Accessible Gaming Is All About Options

Representatives from The AbleGamers Foundation recently took part in a Skype panel as part of Tulsa's XPO Game Festival. They shared a few simple...

A History of Deus Ex’s Racism Controversies

With futuristic, sci-fi sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, developer Eidos Montreal has once again found itself walking atop the fiery coals of controversy. The...

What Happens to Female Playable Characters When Gender isn’t an Issue?

Game developers recognize that consumers want female playable characters.  Just last year, it was announced that in Call of Duty  you could play the game...
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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...

Become A One Woman Army In SOS Atlas

What can I say, I'm a bit of a sucker for female Sci-Fi protagonists that can kick ass. Enter Third Gate Studios with their...

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...

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...

Shock Value Alone Won’t Sell Shitty Games

Some games just want to watch the world burn. Or at least blow the minds of ultra conservative parents trying to protect their precious...
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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...

Eldet Expands the LGBT Spectrum

I'm a fan of games that tackle queer themes, especially if they're more subtle than most. After trying out the demo for Eldet, I...