Satire Barely Scratches The Surface Of Reality In The American Dream

Australian developer, Samurai Punk is inviting gamers to experience a future where guns are the solution to every problem. In their upcoming virtual reality...

Horizon Zero Dawn Shows the Problem with Game Reviews

Horizon Zero Dawn met rave critical acclaim earlier this year. Reviews praised its polished (if unoriginal) gameplay, its unique and compelling story, and the...

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...

When the FPS for “Everyone” Goes Pro

Back in 2016 Overwatch was marketed as the FPS for everyone. The game featured racial and ethnic diversity far beyond most other first-person shooters....
VR gaming's problem with diversity

VR Gaming’s Real Problem Isn’t Price; It’s Diversity

As virtual reality makes its much-hyped comeback, developers and headset makers have been trying to sell us on the idea that the technology will offer the most immersive...

On The Portrayal Of People Of Color And Potatoes In Fantasy...

Fantasy RPG’s can take us to worlds we could only ever imagine. Worlds where dragons freely roam the skies and all the spooky monsters...

Valve’s New Stance on Gamedev Trolls : Censorship, or Step Forward?

In a new blog post released on Steam, Valve have vowed to cut down the numbers of 'troll' games. This most likely refers to...

The 7 Hottest Animal Crossing Villagers

 You read the title right. Let's get down to it. Fang I’m sorry city folks, but I’ve got a thing for bad boys and I’m hungry...

It’s Time to Question the Good Guy Narrative around CD Projekt...

I knew I'd found something special in Cd Projekt Red's The Witcher 2 when I saw this achievement: Friend To Trolls – Spare all Trolls in...
celeste

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...

Conquering the Cyber Kingdom: Analyzing Bowsette

On Sept. 19, Twitter user haniwa (@ayyk92) posted a fan comic whose conclusion focused on a blonde woman with horns, a visual mix of official...
Games are political

All Your Favorite Games Are Political

Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2 and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Each of these games tackles political issues in a big way.  DICE's first-person shooter of...
Sheri Graner Ray

Sheri Graner Ray: 25 Years of Improving the Industry

The conversation about encouraging, supporting, and catering to women who play and make games is old. Really, it’s as old as games themselves. And...

2064: ROM Devs Punished For Their Politics On Metacritic

One of the most effective ways to show displeasure with a company or product is to refuse to buy it. If you don’t like...
The Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store Is a Mixed Blessing for Indie Games

The indie gaming landscape becomes more crowded every year. Usually, these games are primarily sold through Steam. The platform becomes more bloated by the...

Overwatch’s Play Nice, Play Fair Update Misses the Point

Recently, Blizzard released a developer update titled Play Nice, Play Fair, which attempted to address Overwatch’s fundamental problems with toxicity. Game developer Jeff Kaplan described...