Super Mario Party Drinking Game

The Ultimate Super Mario Party Drinking Game

Super Mario Party is a return to the foundations of the franchise. It ditches the car and the points for effort that have made the...

Indie Appreciation on the Switch

This past holiday season was a good one for the Nintendo Switch. Mario Party, Super Smash Bros, and Pokemon Let's Go were huge successes....

YouTubers & Twitchers: Awareness & Advocacy for Mental Illness

For years, there has been a stigma attached to mental illness and those who suffer from it. Recently, content creators have been using their...

Universal Paperclips: Can Manipulative Mechanics Succeed As Commentary?

"Use neuro-resonant frequencies to influence consumer behaviour" I can't tell you exactly how long I'd been clicking away at Frank Lantz's browser-based stationery synthesis simulator...

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...

Overwatch’s Gay Characters: Blizzard, It’s Time to Show, Not Tell

The year is 2054. Frank Ocean’s third album, released just days ago, plays softly in the background. I load the hologram in the palm...

These Night in the Woods Soundtrack Covers are Everything

Infinite Fall's Night in the Woods has crimed its way into our hearts since its release early last year, even more so with December's Weird Autumn...
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A Completely Objective Review of An Apolitical Game

Apolitical Game is a game without any kind of politics. None whatsoever. Do you dislike politics in your games? Good. Because Apolitical Game has...
Zero Suit Samus

Zero Suit Samus: From Sexist to Strong

Zero Suit Samus is as old as Metroid itself. Since her introduction, she has become a character in her own right. Originally, she was...

Women in Gaming: Dona Bailey, Co-Creator of Centipede

Centipede is a classic arcade title in video game history, a critical hit for Atari that helped bring video games even further into the...
PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic is a Cynical Cash Grab

Nostalgia permeates culture at the moment. Corporations extracting money from this sensation is as natural as a buzzard picking the last few bits of meat...

Women in Gaming: Borderlands 3 Mission Designer Kate Pitstick

In the veritable shadow of larger-than-life statues of new Borderlands 3 characters at E3 2019, mission and level designer Kate Pitstick got to see...

A Bestiary of Delphic Feels

If you're yet to read Nathalie Lawhead's blog on her experiences showcasing interactive zine Everything is Going to be Ok at Day of the Devs,...

It’s Time For Gabe Newell to Fix Steam’s Abuse Problem

It’s incredibly easy to use Steam to abuse people. Curation groups with homophobic and racist slurs in their names; antisemitic foundations; or outright white...
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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...

Why We Need a Bigger Feminist Let’s Play Community

If there’s one thing that I wish there was more of on YouTube, it’d be more feminism, specifically within the Let’s Play community. There...