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...

Dear Gamedevs : Long Hair Doesn’t Work That Way

Hair has always been a problem for game developers. The Witcher 3 managed to make Geralt’s mane grow in real time, yet it, like...

Andromeda’s All About Women

Mass Effects' Milky Way galaxy was cool and all, but right now, Andromeda is where it’s at. Sure, plenty of people have finished the...

Fighting The Stigma of Depression and Anxiety With Games

Though approximately one in four people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, there is still far too much stigma and misunderstanding...

Racist Rant Demonstrates Deeper Problems of Toxicity in Overwatch

Two weeks ago I wrote a long, long article about toxicity in Overwatch. This week, Matt “Dellor” Vaughn, formerly of Toronto Esports, destroyed his...
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Why Are Mass Effect Fans Obsessed With Romance?

Second only to the controversy caused by the game’s supposedly wonky animations, most of the talk surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda has been about its...

2064: ROM Devs Punished For Their Politics On Metacritic

One of the most effective ways to show displeasure with a company or product is to refuse to buy it. If you don’t like...
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Sony Must Not Fear the Female Protagonist

Recently, the Playstation exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn became the best selling new IP on the platform, shifting over 2.6 million copies. In fact, it’s...

Nier: Automata’s Refreshing Take on Gender

Sci-fi and fantasy have long explored topics related to the borders of consciousness, of technological beings that almost breach the threshold of humanity. These...

Why We Need a Bigger Feminist Let’s Play Community

If there’s one thing that I wish there was more of on YouTube, it’d be more feminism, specifically within the Let’s Play community. There...

Peacecraft Brought Kindness to YouTube When It Needed It Most

Griffin McElroy’s Peacecraft series saw our sweet gnome friend Raandyy set out on a quest to end the fighting in World of Warcraft. In...
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How Can Overwatch Deal With its Toxic Players?

If you’re playing any online game, you’ll run into toxic players. This is an accepted inevitability. But it shouldn’t be. Overwatch in particular is intentionally...

How Gaming and VR Can Revolutionise Education

Teaching and learning have been going on since time began, however, the archaic systems of education in the world need to be brought into...

Grieving as a Gamer

Grieving and death are infinitely uneasy for me to write about. However, words aren’t coherently forming to write about anything else. Since the passing...

Regarding GamerGate Victim Brianna Wu’s Congressional Campaign

After seeing the results of the 2016 presidential election, Brianna Wu had a decision to make: how was she going to make sure the...

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...