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...
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All Your Favorite Games Are Political

Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Each of these games tackles political issues in a big way.  DICE's first-person shooter of...

Horizon Zero Dawn Shows the Problem with Game Reviews

Horizon Zero Dawn met rave critical acclaim earlier this year. Reviews praised its polished (if unoriginal) gameplay, its unique and compelling story, and the...

The Ugly Past And Uncertain Future of The Last Night

Immediately after the Xbox press conference I wrote about the women that they had on stage and on screen. But one of the games...

Dreams: the Space Between the Notes

Impressionist composer Claude Debussy once famously remarked that "Music is the space between the notes." The beauty of a song lies not the systems...
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Sheri Graner Ray: 25 Years of Improving the Industry

The conversation about encouraging, supporting, and catering to women who play and make games is old. Really, it’s as old as games themselves. And...

Bravo, Coffee Stain Studios, For Raising The Gender Equality Bar In...

For a second, let's acknowledge that there are people who will be angry that Coffee Stain Studios is taking action to address gender imbalance in...

Embracing Emotional Spaces in The First Tree

The First Tree brought me to tears. I find emotional reactions in games natural, as they often signify a desire for something greater than...

Publishers Need to Do More to Fight Gaming Disorder

Gaming Disorder has recently been recognised as a medical condition, and in many countries can now be treated as such. The news has had...
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Halloweegee Time: Playing Horror Games as a Complete Wuss

I relate to Luigi a lot. He's the sensible brother, sensing that the odds are against him and wisely retreating. Some may say that...
Image of Videl and the Great Saiyaman (a.k.a. Gohan) from “Dragon Ball FighterZ.” They look ready to fight. Videl is a young woman with short dark hair, wearing a white tank top over a purple shirt, black shorts, and fingerless gloves. The Great Saiyaman is a young man that looks like a superhero, with clothing like a red cape, green tunic, and dark sunglasses.

Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ: Blasting Past the Glass Ceiling to...

Like many things, Dragon Ball and its shonen genre have a history of male-heavy casts with an emphasis on action. The most featured characters...

I’m Glad Wolfenstein 2 Didn’t Let Me Fight Hitler

What I remember about my first visit to Berlin is: Evening air so humid my vest clings to my torso. Lukewarm bottled water. Icy...

Life Goals and Dead by Daylight

The wooden-pallet crashes down, stunning my Killer character and giving the Survivors a chance to scatter like scuttling spiders. I mutter and swear as...
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Palmer Luckey and the Ugly Side of Oculus Rift’s VR Revolution

A few weeks ago, a report from The Daily Beast uncovered the fact that Oculus Rift creator and Time Magazine's best ever cover star, Palmer Luckey,...

Why are Gamers So Angry?

Hey, dude raging in the voice chat, quick question: when did gaming stop being fun? No, seriously. When did the joy of playing a...