Nintendo Switch: The Cost of Portability

The Nintendo Switch is a great console with a surprising amount of power for a handheld, so it’s not a big surprise to see...

Overwatch League May Get First Female Competitor Soon

The Overwatch League is currently male dominated, with not a single woman on any of the 12 teams’ rosters. That all might change soon,...

Bravo, Coffee Stain Studios, For Raising The Gender Equality Bar In...

For a second, let's acknowledge that there are people who will be angry that Coffee Stain Studios is taking action to address gender imbalance in...

The Top 5 Androgynous Style Icons in Video Games

In an industry where queer representation leaves much to be desired, it's tough for gender-nonconforming gamers to find characters whose gender presentation matches their...

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New Normative is one of the few gaming outlets that's unapologetically left leaning. We're not coy about our agenda.  We pay our writers to...

Subnautica Dev’s Ship Springing Leaks as Offensive History Surfaces [Updated]

Racist, sexist tweets from Subnautica developer Simon Chylinski are met with ire from the community, but defended as ironic by him and a fellow...

Razer Tweeted a Racist Meme, Then Mocked Critics

Razer, Inc.'s social media manager thought it would be funny to post a "Ugandan Knuckles" meme as a way of promoting its brand. In...

New Steam Game Gay World Promotes Homophobia, Criminalizes Victims

Steam has been on a long decline ever since the good intentioned Greenlight program. A program that failed due to having no form of...

Habbo Hotel Taught Me How to Be Gay

Habbo Hotel is an MMO social game that was first launched in 2000 by the Finnish video game company Sulake.  Habbo was originally just...

Twitch Spambot Drama Highlights Another Side to Harassment Issue

A Canadian man has been accused of using spambots to flood Twitch chatrooms with abusive messages. Brandon Lukas Apple, 20, faces a charge of...
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Celeste’s Assist Mode Brings Welcome Accessibility Options

Celeste was designed to be a challenging game. So states part of the game’s “Assist Mode.” It’s clear about developer Matt Makes Games’s intent: “difficulty...

8 Dating Mistakes You Will Probably Make in College

Being in college is a great accomplishment for most of us. It is a ticket to freedom. The moment to do all the crazy...

You’ll Never Guess Who I Interviewed About Detective Pikachu

Unless you guessed normal, not talking Pikachu. Then yeah. You did guess it. I was so thankful  to have an opportunity to interview the...

Why are Gamers So Angry?

Hey, dude raging in the voice chat, quick question: when did gaming stop being fun? No, seriously. When did the joy of playing a...
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Hidden Agenda or Gay Agenda?

I played Hidden Agenda with a fellow bisexual woman and two straight men but we were all in agreement: “Becky and Felicity are definitely banging.” That’s...

Overwatch League’s Felix Lengyel Response Points to Systemic Problems

Felix Lengyel, a professional Overwatch player known as xQc, was suspended from the Overwatch League last week and fined $2,000. Lengyel made homophobic comments...