Stream Etiquette For Trans Allies

I’m sure you’ve all seen some variation of Twitch etiquette for different Twitch streamers. They typically have suggested rules that will make the viewing and...

Happy Birthday Overwatch: A Look Back

On May 24, Overwatch celebrates its first anniversary. And it’s been a hell of a year. The game has been front and centre in major...
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On American Truck Simulator & Death. Who Wants to Live Forever?

Welcome to another instalment of Connection Lost. It’s a series that uses games as some kind of digital mirror, using them to shine a...

Don’t Trust Square Enix with Final Fantasy VII’s Remake

As I type this now, I'm listening to Valley of the Fallen Star - The Cosmo Canyon theme from Final Fantasy VII. Composer Nobou Uematsa's original...

Catching Kitties, Abstract Art & Monitoring the Market: Inside Jam for...

Jam for Change was a game jam that took place during London Games Festival on Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of April. It...

Fat-Shaming in Villain Design

The problem of fat-shaming stems from many places. First and foremost, it comes from the alarmist tendencies of reporting on the “obesity epidemic.” It...

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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2019 Needs to be the Year That Developers Stop Placating Racists

There is a public perception of a gamer, It’s the sort who self-identifies as one. Someone who uses their hobby as an identity, but...

It’s Time to Retire the Phrase ‘Diversity in Games’

When discussing making games with characters who aren’t white, straight, male or cisgender, a phrase often used is ‘diversity.’ When publishers and developers disclose...

Why Video Game Criticism Exists

As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, two of the three definitions of the word, “criticism” address the art of critiquing a work of art...

Gender at E3: Nintendo

The Nintendo E3 press conference opened with a reel showing a diverse cast playing a bunch of Switch games, from Arms to Rocket League....

Videogames vs. ADHD

Continuing this week's unofficial theme of "scientific research to prove the haters wrong" (Stephanie coined that one in her piece showing the links between...
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Sony Must Not Fear the Female Protagonist

Recently, the Playstation exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn became the best selling new IP on the platform, shifting over 2.6 million copies. In fact, it’s...

New Steam Game Gay World Promotes Homophobia, Criminalizes Victims

Steam has been on a long decline ever since the good intentioned Greenlight program. A program that failed due to having no form of...

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...
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Art as an Evocative Tool: A Talk with Lucah Developer melessthanthree

On Tuesday, August 21st, indie game developer melessthanthree released their new title, Lucah: Born of a Dream. A Kickstarter funded action-adventure game that combines the...