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Tracer Being Gay Is Ground-Breaking, But It’s Not Everything

Out of everyone, I have been one of the most skeptical when it comes to Overwatch's LGBT characters. I've been very vocal about my doubts...

On The Portrayal Of People Of Color And Potatoes In Fantasy...

Fantasy RPG’s can take us to worlds we could only ever imagine. Worlds where dragons freely roam the skies and all the spooky monsters...
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Why Are Black Video Game Characters So Controversial?

As a black gamer, 2016 felt like some sort of tipping point. After years of getting dumped on in the medium, relegated to offensive...

What Westworld Teaches us About Virtual Reality

“Welcome to Westworld” In HBO’s hit Westworld, adventurers come to the seemingly Grand Canyon sized theme park to live out their fantasies that their utopian...

Giving Thanks to What’s Great in Gaming

As I’m sure you know today is Thanksgiving is the US.  It’s a day of for spending time with loved ones, and giving thanks...

A Good Bundle Offers 151 Games for $20, Benefits ACLU and...

A Good Bundle wants to raise money for two very good and very deserving causes. "A bunch of creators are sharing their works to combat...

The eSports Glass Ceiling

In the realm of competitive gaming, every woman is the odd one out. Indeed, a female face is a rare sight beyond the audience's...
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Mass Effect: Andromeda Finally Gives Us Indestructible Lesbians

What does a lesbian bring on a second date? A U-Haul..... But, what should a fictional lesbian bring to a second date? A bulletproof vest. Such is the...

Asylum Jam Returns To Show Horror Without Stigma

Now in its fourth year, Asylum Jam is a 48 hour game jam where developers must create a horror game. There is just one...

Diversity Done Right With Different Games Collective

Emblazoned in a box on their home page, Different Games Collective proudly asserts its message: their goal isn’t to please the grand, monolithic ‘gaming...

Satire Barely Scratches The Surface Of Reality In The American Dream

Australian developer, Samurai Punk is inviting gamers to experience a future where guns are the solution to every problem. In their upcoming virtual reality...

The Most WTF Video Game Urban Legends

The internet is the boogie man's playground for drumming up creepy tales of video games gone bat crap crazy.  Urban legends come and go, but...

GX4 – This LGBTQ Convention Still has Room to Grow

Once upon a time, there was a convention by the name of GaymerX which came to life via Kickstarter. After some disagreements over naming...

Overwatch’s Gay Characters: Blizzard, It’s Time to Show, Not Tell

The year is 2054. Frank Ocean’s third album, released just days ago, plays softly in the background. I load the hologram in the palm...

Battlefield 1’s Diversity Failure Ignores History

Rumors that the next Battlefield would take place in World War I swirled for months. When Battlefield 1 debuted in May 2016, blood-soaked trenches,...

Feminist Frequency: Progressive Gaming Friend or Foe?

In 2012 Anita Sarkeesian raised over $150,000 on Kickstarter to fund Tropes vs. Women, a video series aiming to tackle the many tropes attached to...