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Paradox Stands Up For Diversity In Their Game Stellaris

Paradox Interactive, the developers of the galactic strategy game Stellaris, took a firm stand in support of diversity and against discrimination. When a user created a mod for Stellaris that…

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Indie Game Spotlight: Melody’s Escape Syncs With Your Music Library

Melody’s Escape, developed by Icetesty SPRL, is a rhythm/runner game that syncs with your own music library. Their audio detection software changes the game in real-time based on the beat…

Niffelheim

Is Survival the Ultimate Fantasy?

You can tell a lot about what makes a society nervous by its recreations. In the early twentieth century, toy soldiers were hugely popular, and not just with children.…

Hearthstone

Hearthstone’s Whispers of the Old Gods Makes Things Creepy, and Makes Free Play Harder

Whispers of the Old Gods, the third expansion for Blizzard’s popular collectible card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, was released April 26th. Whispers in some ways divides the casual…

FFXV

Final Fantasy XV is a Step Backwards

I’ll state for the record that I’m going to play Final Fantasy XV this September because I’m curious to see how the series will evolve (I’m a completist). I…

OPUS: The Day We Found Earth

OPUS: The Day We Found Earth Showcases the Sublime Possibility of AI

“A robot without a goal is nothing more than a calculator.” So Lisa, leader of the distant future space expedition to rediscover Earth and help recover the genetically degraded…

Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter and the Siren Song of Nostalgia

Gamers are a nostalgic bunch. Much like passionate readers, who regard print books with a kind of totemic devotion, gamers love to revisit the technologies of yore, even as…

World of Warcraft

The Women of World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft’s lore is an intimidating thing to delve into. The game’s been around for nearly 12 years now, but its story started long before that. Through the…

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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,…

Uncharted 4

Reviews of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Set 3 years after the events of Uncharted 3, Nathan Drake has apparently left the world of fortune hunting behind. However, it doesn’t take long for adventure to come…

Britney Bombacher

iconFirst Impressions: Divinity: Original Sin 2

Brittney Brombacher got a chance to play Divinity: Original Sin 2…

Quantum Break

Reviews of Quantum Break

Jack Joyce fights for survival in a world where time…

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

First Impression: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Open…

I’m a longtime fan of Robot Entertainment’s Orcs Must Die!…

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…

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 art production challenges encountered when making Firewatch, and explains the methodology behind…

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…

Victoria Prentice

Victoria Prentice on How to Build a Career in Sound Design for…

It’s probably fair to say that some jobs in game development…

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