Gender Representation at the Game Developers Choice & IGF Awards

Diversity can’t just be a numbers game, and certainly isn’t limited to gender, but having facts and figures can be crucial to addressing further examinations....

The True Horror of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

With a focus on horror and a return to its roots, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard breathed new life into a series that was struggling...

Gender at E3: Bethesda

The Bethesda E3 press conference opened with a bunch of kids talking about what their parents – mothers and fathers – did for a...

No Moss Makes Mindful Tiny games

No Moss Studios is a small Indie developer that is currently developing ‘tiny’ games. These titles really are tiny. They’re mainly doing this through Patreon,...

Camp W Puts Harry Potter-style Sorcery and Wicca in Conversation

Promptly after arriving at a summer camp in the human world via mysterious, magic portal, the young witch protagonist of visual novel Camp W meets…...
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Celeste’s Assist Mode Brings Welcome Accessibility Options

Celeste was designed to be a challenging game. So states part of the game’s “Assist Mode.” It’s clear about developer Matt Makes Games’s intent: “difficulty...

The Price of Life is Strange: Before The Storm Devs Crossing...

When Life is Strange: Before the Storm was announced, many were surprised that fan favourite Ashly Burch wouldn’t be reprising her role as Chloe...

Andromeda’s All About Women

Mass Effects' Milky Way galaxy was cool and all, but right now, Andromeda is where it’s at. Sure, plenty of people have finished the...

Five Genius Suggestions For Saving The Fallout Franchise

Fallout 5 rumours have been few and far between this year, but that hasn't stopped me from shuddering with Super Mutant rage every time...
Becky Marnie clad in her police uniform next to the Hidden Agenda title card

Hidden Agenda or Gay Agenda?

I played Hidden Agenda with a fellow bisexual woman and two straight men but we were all in agreement: “Becky and Felicity are definitely banging.” That’s...

Kindness is Key: How You Can Improve Games Culture

Some days, it can feel like games are inextricably embedded in a swamp of hostility. Kindness just isn't something traditionally associated with gaming. That’s...

The Weirdness of the Ellie Controversy

If you've been on the internet in the past week, you may have heard talk about "Ellie." Ellie started out being the first female...

Was Final Fantasy VII Indifferent to Class Struggle?

After AVALANCHE's destruction of the Sector 01 Mako reactor in Final Fantasy VII, Cloud analogizes the lives of the slum’s population to the controlled...

Gone Home: A Four Year Retrospective

I never find myself at home in the horror genre; in fact, I actively stay away from it. Game trailers embroiled with slinky, dark...
Screenshot of "The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape." Done in pixel art. Anthropomorphic raccoon wearing casual clothes.

The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape: Metaphorically Rejecting Discrimination

Cliqist recently highlighted The Raccoon Who Lost Their Shape, a quirky occult game about the eponymous Raccoon and their ability to communicate with the...

New Normative Comment Clinic: Don’t Worry N4G, We’re Here to Help

It's been a sad week here at New Normative. As I'm sure you're all aware... we've been banned from N4G. Good old N4G, the...