Should Games Have Social Commentary?

"Make America Nazi Free Again" is controversial to say in 2017. This is a sad bellwether of where we're at, generally. But the fact that Bethesda...

Warframe Devs ask “What do you want?”

In the face of the recent microtransaction controversies, one company looks to be dialing back one of their more annoying monetization practices. You might...

Ninja Theory’s Mental Health Day Support Matters

Earlier this week, developer Ninja Theory released this heartfelt trailer for the PS4 and PC action adventure game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. I could attempt...
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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...

Shock Value Alone Won’t Sell Shitty Games

Some games just want to watch the world burn. Or at least blow the minds of ultra conservative parents trying to protect their precious...

5 Star Wars Games That Needed More Porgs

With all the recent furor around Star Wars: Battlefront 2, it's easy to forget how many other Star Wars games we've had over the...

“No Skill” Heroes: Ableism With a Side of Misogyny in Overwatch

 Overwatch is full of heroes with a variety of abilities, including those who don’t require traditional first person shooter skills like aiming and twitch reflexes...

What Hellblade Reminded Me About Living With Depression

The shaman is the person, male or female, who…has an overwhelming psychological experience that turns him totally inward. The whole unconscious opens up, and...

The Sexism Problem Gaming Won’t Let Go

You have likely heard of the controversy involving Elias Viglione. The indie developer of Hero Siege recently went on a sexist rant on Twitter that...

Why We Need a Bigger Feminist Let’s Play Community

If there’s one thing that I wish there was more of on YouTube, it’d be more feminism, specifically within the Let’s Play community. There...

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...

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...

Mental Health & MOBAs

I used to be completely addicted to MOBAs. Every day I would come home from work, stick some mac’n’cheese in the microwave and settle...

From Fan Art to Film Crew: RJ Palmer Talks Detective Pikachu

The recent quality and appeal of CG-heavy films like the upcoming Cats, and Disney's remakes of The Lion King and Aladdin have been called...

HuniePop 2 Announces & Immediately Fetishizes New Trans Character, Polly

Some of you might be familiar with HuniePop, it's a game with an adorable anime-esque art style about puzzle games and dating seductive and...
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NPCs Massacre Game Shows Steam Still Isn’t Doing Enough

Steam recently did something notable, it actually blocked a horrendous game from appearing on their storefront. It's notable because their policy up until this...