Gender Representation at the Game Developers Choice & IGF Awards

Diversity can’t just be a numbers game, and certainly isn’t limited to gender, but having facts and figures can be crucial to addressing further examinations....
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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...

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...

It’s Time to Retire the Phrase ‘Diversity in Games’

When discussing making games with characters who aren’t white, straight, male or cisgender, a phrase often used is ‘diversity.’ When publishers and developers disclose...

How About a Poem?

They say that crying is worthless. But those are simply lies. It’s when your throat burns with salty tears, that the pain truly subsides. The hurt will never go...

Confessions of a Gaming Addict

Hi. My name is Subject 16, and I'm a gaming addict. It's been... about six hours since I last touched my PS4 controller, and I...
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Jacob Frye: The First Bisexual Assassin

Assassin's Creed is an action-adventure series beloved by many, including myself.  Ever since the Ubisoft released the first game in 2007, the series has...

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...

Everyday Life in A Cyberpunk Dystopia

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a drunk, psychedelic dream. It presents a vision of a different era: dark and dazed, equal parts criminal...

Mental Health & MOBAs

I used to be completely addicted to MOBAs. Every day I would come home from work, stick some mac’n’cheese in the microwave and settle...

The Characters We Love, And Lust

From V-Day to Palentine's to Galentine's, February is the month of love. In honor video game bromances like Junkrat and Roadhog, BFFs like Mario...

Let’s Talk About Nudity

Ever noticed how tits 'n ass are all we ever see in sex scenes? The Witcher has hundreds of sex scenes throughout the series,...

Trucking Along With Depression

The concept of space is an important one. Whether physical or mental, without space around the things that we perceive, think or feel, we...

Why Rainbow Six: Siege Is the Chess of Gaming

Please ignore the fact that there are actual video games about chess. Alright, alright, traditional chess may not have 3 different multiplayer modes and a...

Terry Crews needs to voice Doomfist in Overwatch

I know something is shaking up the gaming world when my mom calls me out of the blue. “Hi honey, I was checking my e-mail...

Mei is Still Bae

Last week, Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event went live, and with it came several new skins, emotes, player icons, and a new arcade...