Gender at E3: Bethesda

The Bethesda E3 press conference opened with a bunch of kids talking about what their parents – mothers and fathers – did for a...

Running of The Trolls benefits The Trevor Project

World of Warcraft’s Running of the Gnomes has been going on since 2010, seeing thousands of pink haired gnomes race to raise money for...

Queerly Represent Me Showcases LGBTQ+ Games

Happy Pride Month! There’s no better time to play some games with LGBTQ+ characters – but how to find them? You would be forgiven...

Accessibility, Awareness and Streaming: An Interview with DeafGamersTV Founder Chris Robinson

Chris (Phoenix) Robinson, known to many under his Twitch.TV alias, DeafGamersTV, is a deaf gamer from Chicago and a passionate advocate for greater accessibility...

Gender at E3: Xbox

The Microsoft press conference featured more women on stage and on screen than EA’s did within the first 14 minutes. They started out with the...

Gender at E3: EA Play

There was a segment in the EA Play press conference pumping up their new esports project, which is designed to encourage more new competitors....

The Importance of Playstation’s Pride in London Sponsorship

Playstation Europe recently announced that it would be sponsoring Pride in London. Now, normally corporate sponsorship of our events wouldn’t ping my radar, but...
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Life is Strange 2 : Please Don’t Let It Be a...

Life is Strange is important to a lot of people, myself included. I started playing it after episode three was released in May 2015,...
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Two Scoops Aims to Bring More Diversity to Dating Sims

Characters in Western dating sims are often similar: the protagonist, a transfer student or new employee, choosing between a slate of potential love interests...

500+ Devs Pledge to End Crunch Culture

Think of any video game you like. You probably know that a lot of work went into it, but you probably don’t consider crunch....

A Movie Can’t Capture the Feeling of Papers, Please

To play Papers, Please is to be stressed. Stamp, stamp, stamp immigration visa after immigration visa as fast as you can, because if you...
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Uzbekistan Ban Lends New Angle to Violent Video Games Debate

It seems that wherever video games travel, controversy inevitably follows. The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has officially banned 34 games from import and...

Checkpoint Harnesses Power of Video Games to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Founded by Dr. Jennifer Hazel, Checkpoint is webseries with the goal is to “raise awareness about mental health issues and those affected, using the power...

Far Cry 5 Makes The White Male Power Fantasy Accessible To...

Ubisoft isn’t exactly shy about courting controversy to sell video games and the new trailer for the next Far Cry promises more of the...

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...
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Breaking Down Gaming’s Socioeconomic Paywall

“Do you own a Nintendo 3DS?” my homestay brother once asked. His question genuinely surprised me. I had yet to see a video game...