Kill the Walking Simulator

Imagine this hypothetical scenario; In a parallel universe, I am not merely an imposter with a penchant for thesauruses who once played Bubsy 3D...

Call of Duty WWII’s Missed Opportunities and Future Possibilities

When it comes to representation of women in gaming, Call of Duty has always had a spotty record. There was a playable female character...

It’s Time For Gabe Newell to Fix Steam’s Abuse Problem

It’s incredibly easy to use Steam to abuse people. Curation groups with homophobic and racist slurs in their names; antisemitic foundations; or outright white...

The Real Women Resistance Fighters that Inspired Call of Duty: WWII

After years of meandering about in modern and futurist space wars, Call of Duty is finally going back to its roots - World War...

There’s No Escaping Stardew Valley’s Capitalist Hamster Wheel

The premise of Stardew Valley is simple: quit your desk job at the soulless Joja Corp., move to the beautiful coast, take up a...

Connection Lost: Major Carnage

Death is something that we all have to deal with at some point in our lives, whether by losing loved ones, pets, or even...

The Vivid Escapism of Concrete Genie

The new trailer for The Last of Us part II left me with a lot to think about, but I was absolutely captivated with...

We Need to Talk About That Last of Us Part II...

The new trailer Sony just dropped as part of PGW 2017 for The Last of Us Part II starts out pretty grim. We see a...

What Hellblade Reminded Me About Living With Depression

The shaman is the person, male or female, who…has an overwhelming psychological experience that turns him totally inward. The whole unconscious opens up, and...
Subtle LGBTQ characters in video games

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...

What’s One Angry Gamer So Pissed Off About?

What you're about to read has the potential to piss you off, but for all I know you may find it funny. With that...

Should Games Have Social Commentary?

"Make America Nazi Free Again" is controversial to say in 2017. This is a sad bellwether of where we're at, generally. But the fact that Bethesda...

The Fortnite Fortnitemares Update Is Cool, But Doesn’t Fix Loot Boxes

Fortnite's new update brings players Fortnitemares, an appropriately spooky event arriving just in time for Halloween. The event contains 25 new story quests, Spooky...

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...

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...

Town of Light Dev’s $10k Take This Donation is Another Win...

'Although we're ok, telling each other about our gaming experiences, we're not really comfortable talking about ourselves, things we think will make us seem...