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...
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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...

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...

5 Times Gamers Killed Goku in Dragon Ball Z Games

There are philanthropists for a number of different causes; including, as it turns out, killing Dragon Ball Z's protagonist Goku. Fighting game player and streamer...

The Future of Gaming is Female

Gender equality in the gaming community has come a long way over the past decades. It’s no longer unheard of to encounter a female...

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Has All the Things

If I could point to a game series that was a formative component of my childhood, it’s Harvest Moon. I began the series on...

Even Your Mom Can Be the New Smash Ultimate Champ

When you strip away all the bullshit, Melee is an incredibly difficult game to approach at the competitive level. Videos like this are impressive...

The Weirdness of the Ellie Controversy

If you've been on the internet in the past week, you may have heard talk about "Ellie." Ellie started out being the first female...

The Vivid Escapism of Concrete Genie

The new trailer for The Last of Us part II left me with a lot to think about, but I was absolutely captivated with...

Self Care Jam 2 Brings Brilliant, Stress Free Creations

Self Care Jam 2 wrapped up this week, bringing in over fifty entries covering everything from phone backgrounds to novellas to poetry. And of...

E3 Presentations Featured Just 8 Female-Led Games

You might have noticed during my Gender at E3 series that I wasn’t exactly blown away by any of the press conferences when it...

Biomutant Looks Effing Adorable

If all games were downloaded instead of manufactured, we'd save 2.4 billion gallons of crude oil – over four times Italy's yearly consumption. Just...

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...
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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...

Why is a Kiss More Terrifying Than a Zombie?

Picture the scene; you've just dropped cold hard cash on a new release, something you've been wanting to play for a while. The reviews...

Lack of Unionization in Gaming is an Issue that Won’t be...

The video game industry is full of creative people who have great love and care for what they do. "Passion" excuses long hours, tight...