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More Women In Game Composition Than Ever, But Gender Pay Gap Looms Large

As the organizers of GameSoundCon were gearing up for their convention for game sound workers, they sent out a survey that was aimed at collecting data on salary, the breakdown…

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Campo Santo’s Firewatch Heading to the Big Screen

Developer Campo Santo is bring their critically acclaimed game Firewatch to the big screen, with the help of the production company Good Universe, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The indie…

RimWorld

Scifi Colony Sim RimWorld Sets the Stage for Player Storytelling

If there’s one thing that unites us as human beings, it might just be a love of story. From the toddler begging for a bedtime story to the elder…

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A Brief History of Barbie Games

When it comes to female video game protagonists, there is one name that is conspicuously missing from any lists I have ever seen, despite having starred in over 45…

Overwatch

It’s Okay to Like Playing Male Characters in Video Games

I’ve been playing a lot of Overwatch. That’s not a shocker: not only is it a ridiculously fun game, it also feels like the team-based FPS I couldn’t have…

Overwatch

Why Promotional Free Play Will Probably Make Me Buy Your Game

As someone who is not naturally great at FPS games, I wasn’t sure what to make of Overwatch. First, as an AAA release, its price point is pretty steep.…

Battlefield Hardline

This is The Police: Violent Cops in Video Games

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a profession that requires equipping a firearm must be represented in video games as incredibly violent. However little understood the profession may…

Anna Tarkov

Casually Yours: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Mobile Gaming

Welcome, one and all, to the wild and surprising world of mobile games. I will be your guide and trust me, you need one. Whether you’ve played lots of…

ReCore

Reviews Roundup: ReCore

From the legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime comes ReCore, an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans…

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is the Good Kind of Clunky

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is the Good…

“There’s a new JRPG on Xbox One I think you’ll…

Brittney Brombacher

iconFirst Impressions: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Campaign

Brittney Brombacher recently played Divinity: Original Sin II’s campaign for an hour…

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Reviews Roundup: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now…

Overwatch

Will Overwatch Stay Friendly Now That It Has a Competitive Mode?

Overwatch breathed new life into the gaming industry with its technicolor optimism and vibrant personality. Reviews gushed about the game’s layered gameplay and…

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mYinsanity Announces All-Female Heroes of the Storm Team

mYinsanity, an eSports organization that supports four international teams for StarCraft…

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Twitch Testing Animated Chat Icons That Cost Money Called Cheering

Twitch, one of the largest video game broadcasting platforms, is introducing…

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…

Affordable Space Adventures Postmortem

iconAffordable Space Adventures Postmortem

This GDC Europe 2016 postmortem by Dajana Dimovska of Knapnok Games focuses on the choices and partnerships that enabled a tiny Nordic studio…

Gillian Smith

Gillian Smith on Making Games with Craft and Code

Gillian Smith never thought she could do art. Now, she does…

Kathy Astromoff

icon7 Ways for Game Developers to Succeed with Twitch Streamers

In this GDC 2016 session, Twitch’s Kathy Astromoff shares examples of…

History Shaping Design: Gender Roles In Tabletop Games

iconHistory Shaping Design: Gender Roles In Tabletop Games

From western Chess to Candyland to Mall Madness, this GDC 2016…

Minecraft

Machinima Documentary Your Place or Minecraft Explores Players as Much…

Machinima, or films created using video game engines, has existed in some form or another ever since Doom (1992) included the ability for players to record demos of their own games.…

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Study: Local Co-Op Games Most “Enjoyable” Kind of Social Gaming

Quantic Foundry, an organization that studies gamers, conducted a survey where they asked…

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New Vlog Series BitByBit Features Two Women Chatting About Video Games

Two women, Janet and Jess, have started a new video series on their…

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…

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