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Nintendo Says Paper Mario: Color Splash Jokes Not About GamerGate

Nintendo is seeing a lot of backlash on social media over two jokes made in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Many people are interpreting them as references to GamerGate, a online hate campaign…

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Indie Game Spotlight: Local Co-Op RPG Eon Altar

Eon Altar is a local co-operative RPG that you play using a central display and your smartphone or tablet. You and your friends will embark on a journey to explore…

Laura Bow

iconThe Forgotten Female Protagonist: Laura Bow

PushingUpRoses explores and challenges what a “strong” female character is, what traits define BADASS, and why Laura Bow, a heroine first introduced in 1989, fits the bill.

FIFA 17

FIFA 17’s Story Mode is Exactly What the Franchise Needs

I’m a big fan of the FIFA franchise. As a child, there’d always be at least one FIFA game in my collection, even if back then, the series was…

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iconThe Rise of the Female Protagonist, with Gamespot’s Critical Role

With games like Horizon Zero Dawn just around the corner, female protagonists have never been more in the spotlight. GameSpot‘s Danny O’Dwyer sits down with Critical Role’s Laura Bailey,…

Resident Evil 7

Is Resident Evil 7 a Resident Evil Game?

Like many longtime Resident Evil fans, I was excited to see Capcom’s E3 announcement last week that a seventh game in the franchise is in development. The announcement was accompanied…

Warcraft

Is Warcraft Understandable to a World of Warcraft Newbie?

warning: movie spoilers Considering that I’ve written a lengthy article on movies based on video games I’d like to see done well, it was a given that I’d be…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Why Nintendo’s Decision to Reject a Zelda Heroine is Especially Disappointing

As a woman who loves games, who spends much of her time writing about them, and who would see them become the best they can be, I’m no stranger…

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New Vlog Series BitByBit Features Two Women Chatting About Video…

Two women, Janet and Jess, have started a new video series on their YouTube channel BitByBit. The concept of the videos, called Coffee Break, is simple: the two women sit down over…

PAX East

PAX East 2016: “Competition for All” and the State of Women in eSports

eSports are here to stay, and that was made especially clear at PAX East…

Gaming PC

Meet Women Gamers Building Their Own Rigs

Building a computer is a labor of love. Researching, shopping, and assembling can…

Cannot be Tamed

Is It Necessary to Complete a Game Before Reviewing It?

Pam examines the factors involved in determining whether it’s OK to review a game you haven’t completed,…

First Impressions: Steep

iconFirst Impressions: Steep

Hannah Rutherford shares her thoughts on Steep, the upcoming virtual reality game.

Overwatch

Overwatch Reviews

Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis,…

The Sims 4 “Dine Out” Review

iconThe Sims 4 “Dine Out” Review

Deligracy looks at the Create a Sim and Build/Buy mode of the…

Uncharted 4

Reviews of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Set 3 years after the events of Uncharted 3, Nathan…

PAX East

PAX East 2016: “Competition for All” and the State of Women in eSports

eSports are here to stay, and that was made especially clear at PAX East 2016, where games like League of Legends, Overwatch, and Battleborn…

league of legends

Riot Doles Out Death Sentence to Team Dragon Knights, Team Impulse, Team Renegades

North American League of Legends competitive teams Team Dragon Knights, Team…

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Surveys Differ Widely on How Involved Women Are in eSports

A new survey by PwC found that 22 percent of women…

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UC Irvine Launching eSports Arena and Scholarships

UC Irvine is premiering an official eSports program this fall. They…

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Women of Blush Box Games Headed to Sex and Romance Games Summit in Norway

In even our most beloved games, romance is at best the side-dish to entrees of war, revenge, and domination. Dragon Age and Mass…

Jane Ng on Making the World of Firewatch

iconJane Ng on Making the World of Firewatch

In this 2016 GDC talk, Campo Santo’s Jane Ng breaks down the…

Olga Kachalina

iconDesigning UX in World of Tanks Blitz

In this GDC Europe 2015 talk, Wargaming’s Olga Kachalina shares the…

Renee Gittins

Of Potions and Unicorns: An Interview with Stumbling Cat CEO Renee Gittins

While there are a number of different trajectories that could lead…

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