What Can We Do About Dev Crunch?

Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan recently made a forum post talking about the dedication of the Overwatch team. Most read it (correctly) as a statement of...

Is There a Link Between Intelligence and Playing Video Games?

The stereotype that gamers are lazy slobs has been floating around ever since video games were first invented. Although I don't see anything wrong...

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...

Confessions of a Gaming Addict

Hi. My name is Subject 16, and I'm a gaming addict. It's been... about six hours since I last touched my PS4 controller, and I...
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Two Scoops Aims to Bring More Diversity to Dating Sims

Characters in Western dating sims are often similar: the protagonist, a transfer student or new employee, choosing between a slate of potential love interests...

Selling Games & Making Money Without Loot Boxes

Log onto any gaming news site or type in a specific hashtag on Twitter, and you’ll get the impression that these are the end...

Giving Thanks to What’s Great in Gaming

As I’m sure you know today is Thanksgiving is the US.  It’s a day of for spending time with loved ones, and giving thanks...

Creating Meaning in Heaven Will Be Mine

Heaven Will Be Mine is a 2018 visual novel by Mia Schwartz and Aevee Bee. It is the spiritual sequel to 2016's We Know the Devil,...

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...

Alien Food Frenzy Launches on Steam, Doesn’t Include Game File

It seems like you can’t go more than a month without Steam revealing more and more about its broken approval process for games. Now...
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Why Are Mass Effect Fans Obsessed With Romance?

Second only to the controversy caused by the game’s supposedly wonky animations, most of the talk surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda has been about its...

Can You Enjoy Problematic Games and Uphold Your Values?

Because of recent events, a cultural conversation has risen about what we should do with content which is problematic. Whether it’s in regards to...

Asylum Jam Returns To Show Horror Without Stigma

Now in its fourth year, Asylum Jam is a 48 hour game jam where developers must create a horror game. There is just one...

Trucking Along With Depression

The concept of space is an important one. Whether physical or mental, without space around the things that we perceive, think or feel, we...

How The Sims Became a Champion for LGBTQ Representation in Gaming

When talking about The Sims, an adjective that could very accurately describe it is influential. The follow-up project to creator Will Wright’s SimCity, the game...

Outcry over Ciri on Netflix’s The Witcher Series is Frustrating and...

Another day, another complaint about a character not being white in the same world in which dragons exist. A new shitstorm has hit the...