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,...

The Real Women Resistance Fighters that Inspired Call of Duty: WWII

After years of meandering about in modern and futurist space wars, Call of Duty is finally going back to its roots - World War...

Gender at E3: EA Play

There was a segment in the EA Play press conference pumping up their new esports project, which is designed to encourage more new competitors....

The Amazing LGBTQ Representation of Night In The Woods

Night in the Woods rolls with themes that pretty much any modern LGBTQIA individual can relate to. Feelings of isolation, distance, depression, and (for...

Narcissa Wright sets Breath of The Wild World Record

Narcissa Wright is one of the people who made speedrunning what it is today, famous for her work with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina...
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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...

Overwatch Finally Sent Me A Notification About an Abuse Report

Overwatch finally sent me a notification telling me that my reports led to some action taken against a player. It’s been 20 months since the...

Assassin’s Creed: Origin’s Discovery Tour Mode is Great

I’ve been excited for Assassin’s Creed: Origin’s Discovery Tour mode since it was first announced. Origin’s sprawling map of Ptolemaic Egypt is gorgeous, and...

Hitler the Great: Alternative History with Europa Universalis IV

Europa Universalis IV is a complex beast of a game. It has endless possibilities, made even more impressive thanks to the modding community. The...

The Spider’s Web: The Sims 4 Witch Challenge – Part 2

In the last part of the Sims 4 Challenge, our witch Rowan’s husband died from laughter, and she became soulmates with the Grim Reaper. Then...
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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...

Empathy for the Devil: Destiny 2’s Manifest Destiny

Previously we looked at plain toast, microwave burritos, and how Destiny 2‘s Guardians are basically Mussolini with blue mohawks. It was a grand old adventure, aside...

Summer Games Done Quick Champions Accessibility

Summer Games Done Quick is running all of this week; a 24/7 marathon of speedruns raising money for Doctors Without Borders. And this time...

5 Times the Princess Saved *Your* Useless Ass

Is it worth it? let me work it put that established narrative convention down, flip it and reverse it .... I am so, so sorry for that. Here's...

Racist Rant Demonstrates Deeper Problems of Toxicity in Overwatch

Two weeks ago I wrote a long, long article about toxicity in Overwatch. This week, Matt “Dellor” Vaughn, formerly of Toronto Esports, destroyed his...

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...