Universal Paperclips: Can Manipulative Mechanics Succeed As Commentary?

"Use neuro-resonant frequencies to influence consumer behaviour" I can't tell you exactly how long I'd been clicking away at Frank Lantz's browser-based stationery synthesis simulator...

Super Lesbian Animal RPG Is A Treasure In The Making

No, you read that right. Super Lesbian Animal RPG is an actual game in development. Now, this should be said straight away. If the title...
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Why Did EA’s E3 2017 Press Conference Include a Racist Madden...

The EA press conference wasn't...great. The use of influencers and the unclear commentary during the Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay portion led many to...

Inclusivity in Overwatch Continues to Improve

At his recent DICE Summit talk, director Jeff Kaplan mentioned again the importance of inclusivity in Overwatch. This has been a continued rhetoric of...

When the FPS for “Everyone” Goes Pro

Back in 2016 Overwatch was marketed as the FPS for everyone. The game featured racial and ethnic diversity far beyond most other first-person shooters....

What’s One Angry Gamer So Pissed Off About?

What you're about to read has the potential to piss you off, but for all I know you may find it funny. With that...

Sean Murray is Not to Blame for His Harassment

Sean Murray is too much of a nice guy for someone who has had his life threatened. Reflecting on some of the colorful ways...

Checkpoint Harnesses Power of Video Games to Tackle Mental Health Issues

Founded by Dr. Jennifer Hazel, Checkpoint is webseries with the goal is to “raise awareness about mental health issues and those affected, using the power...

Don’t Let Ready Player One Sell You Your Identity

Ready, Player One? Dig up your artifacts, still warm from hype and channel static. Excavate your chipped neo-antiques; line the walls of your museum...

Catherine: Bad Representation Made Worse

Catherine is getting a remake and adding new content, which sounds really cool considering it’s an additional storyline. The mood is soured when you...
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How Game Developers Use Underdogs to Make Us Love Their Characters

Look into any storyline in life, be it in politics, sports, the movies, or in video games, there is a trend of people loving...
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Jacob Frye: The First Bisexual Assassin

Assassin's Creed is an action-adventure series beloved by many, including myself.  Ever since the Ubisoft released the first game in 2007, the series has...

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...

10 Gifs That Perfectly Describe Gamers on Live Chat

Let's face it, almost all of the bigotry that comes from online gaming comes straight from the live chat. Whether it's via text form...

Kids Game Too : Reliving Virtual Magic Kingdom

It goes without saying that kids make up a massive portion of the people playing video games. In fact, people aged 18 and younger...

Is Dead Cells’ Hero Secretly a Gamergater?

Upon its release into 1.0 last month, Motion Twin’s Dead Cells took the gaming world by storm, finding commercial and critical success. And what’s...