The Latest

Promotional image of “Alien: Descent.” It shows four people wearing VR gear (visor headset, plastic gun, lightweight devices on their arms and legs) on a yellow metal lift, with facehugger aliens crawling around.

Going Out For VR with Alien: Descent

While virtual reality—or VR—seems to be gaining ground, I honestly haven’t seen the appeal of it. I like games, but haven’t felt the desire...
Twitch Needs to Actually Enforce its Own Rules

Twitch Needs to Actually Enforce its Own Rules

Twitch isn’t exactly known for being a positive platform, with a strong approach to quality control. With any platform, the larger it grows the...

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...
Lo-fi Playlists

Some Relaxing Lo-Fi Gaming Playlists

Have you ever noticed that long-running YouTube Livestream of an anime girl studying? It claims to be perfect music to study/chill too, and it...
Physical Edition Fortnite

Physical Editions of Fortnite are Predatory

Fortnite has been a runaway success, a lot of this has been driven by the constant free content for the title. It is possible to...
resolutions1

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Video Games Industry in 2019

In case you've missed the news, 2019 has finally arrived. Since 2018 was a fairly turbulent year for gaming, 2019 provides a fresh start...
Screenshot of "The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape." Done in pixel art. Anthropomorphic raccoon wearing casual clothes.

The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape: Metaphorically Rejecting Discrimination

Cliqist recently highlighted The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape, a quirky occult game about the eponymous Raccoon and their ability to communicate with the...

7 Party Games For New Year’s Eve

It is hard to actually have fun on New Year's Eve. So why bother going out? A party at home has long been the refugee...
Boycott - RDR2

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Boycott is a Bloody Good Thing

Rockstar have come under a lot of fire towards the end of this year. Their poor treatment of workers caused some pretty justified outrage...

Fallout 76 Is Getting Lootboxes, Because Of Course It Is

It seems that Bethesda can't go more than a couple of days without embarrassing themselves. Since it's November 14th release date, Fallout 76 has...
Stop Placating Racists

2019 Needs to be the Year That Developers Stop Placating Racists

There is a public perception of a gamer, It’s the sort who self-identifies as one. Someone who uses their hobby as an identity, but...
ukunion1

IWGB Opening Union Branch For Video Game Workers Could Be A Big Step Forwards

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, or IWGB, have recently announced a new branch for workers in the UK's video games industry. Given...

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 Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store Is a Mixed Blessing for Indie Games

The indie gaming landscape becomes more crowded every year. Usually, these games are primarily sold through Steam. The platform becomes more bloated by the...

Random


* New Normative has a strict comment policy that is actively enforced. *

Follow New Normative on Twitter