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...

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...
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Fire Emblem: Heroes Needs All The Shirtless Men It Can Get

So about Fire Emblem. This is a series that, in its recent entries, wholeheartedly embraces gratuitous, ridiculous, or even borderline distasteful fanservice. Yet despite—or...

‘Borders’ Shows the Struggles of Mexican Immigrants

Borders opens with your player character alone in a desert cluttered with equal amounts of hardy plants and human trash. Cacti and bushes might...

Disconnected: A Marxist Interpretation

Game developer Reb is immediately frank about their project Disconnected. They refer to it as a short walking simulator “made mainly as a test...

Camp W Puts Harry Potter-style Sorcery and Wicca in Conversation

Promptly after arriving at a summer camp in the human world via mysterious, magic portal, the young witch protagonist of visual novel Camp W meets…...

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...
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An Incel’s Animal Crossing Diary

An extract from the diary of an Incel in Animal Crossing: Day 1 Moving to a new town, leaving the human world and its petty focus on attractiveness...

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...

Nobody Wants to Buy My Global Game Jam Game

Man I'm so tiffed, nobody wants to buy my Global Game Jam game. The game is an experimental walking simulator called The Phone Call, where...

Can You Build Communism in Civilization VI?

The Civilization series of games have progressed from an electronic version of Risk into a deep and complex strategy game. You’re free to pick what...

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....

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...

The Highly Anticipated Games Coming Out in the Second Half of...

Video games have become one of the top hobbies for many people. Every year new video game titles are released with most of them...

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...

Waiting for Animal Crossing

The Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017. That makes the new console nearly a year and a half old; and quite the year...