5 Times the Princess Saved *Your* Useless Ass

Is it worth it? let me work it put that established narrative convention down, flip it and reverse it .... I am so, so sorry for that. Here's...

Racist Rant Demonstrates Deeper Problems of Toxicity in Overwatch

Two weeks ago I wrote a long, long article about toxicity in Overwatch. This week, Matt “Dellor” Vaughn, formerly of Toronto Esports, destroyed his...

Twitch Spambot Drama Highlights Another Side to Harassment Issue

A Canadian man has been accused of using spambots to flood Twitch chatrooms with abusive messages. Brandon Lukas Apple, 20, faces a charge of...

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...

On Cyberpunk 2077’s Transphobic Tweet and Half Baked Apology

Turns out people use transphobic memes without ever knowing they’re transphobic. On August 20th 2018 Cyberpunk 2077’s official Twitter account responded to someone with...

Alien Encounters: The Sims 4 Witch Challenge – Part 3

In Part 2 of The Sims 4 Witch Challenge, Rowan met a new potential love interest named Kade Sotelo at Rattlesnake Juice. She went...
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Motion Controls Bring Fitness Home

When Nintendo originally released the Wii in 2006, with it came Wii Fit, Zumba, Just Dance, and a host of other games that were all...
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Orc Slavery Highlights LOTR’s History of Racism

As reports and complaints about Middle-earth: Shadow of War's loot boxes abound, criticisms of the game's core content are beginning to do the rounds...

We Need to Talk About That Last of Us Part II...

The new trailer Sony just dropped as part of PGW 2017 for The Last of Us Part II starts out pretty grim. We see a...

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...

5 On Fleek Palicoes from Monster Hunter: World

Welp. The Monster Hunter: World beta has been and gone, and now we're all left waiting patiently until January of next year to slice...

Diversity in Virtual Reality: The Next Step?

I love VR. I’ve loved being a bird soaring over post-apocalyptic Paris in Eagle Flight, getting up close and personal with a shark in...

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New Normative is one of the few gaming outlets that's unapologetically left leaning. We're not coy about our agenda.  We pay our writers to...

Explore the LGBTQ Game Archives

The internet is a vast, wonderful playground of information and arguably, video games have benefited it's creation and release on the world more than...
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The Best Female Movie Characters in Video Games

There have been numerous movie characters who have starred in video games over the years and vice versa. However, there has often been a...

The War Stories Battlefield V is Missing

Battlefield V, the 13th entry in the series, is returning to its World War II roots. EA took a risk with the last in...