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Women on Video Games: Nov 4, 2016

This week from women across the web: hard-coded gender roles in RimWorld, creating a historical atmosphere in Red Dead, marrying a wereolf in Skyrim and the crowning achievement of Civ VI. Note: there won’t be a WoVG column next…
Overwatch

Overwatch’s Gender Problem

Of the roster of twenty-two playable characters in Overwatch, nine of them are women. While that’s not an equal ratio, it’s still pretty great—and the diversity of the characters is also worth commending. While I would prefer a 50/50…
Pokemon

What’s Wrong With ‘Feminine’ Pokemon?

Despite the Wii U’s slow and sad death (seriously, there’s nothing coming out this Christmas), Nintendo’s 3Ds is still going strong; the handheld’s next big release is Pokemon Sun & Moon. Nintendo have been gradually stoking the fires of…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Oct. 28, 2016

This week from women across the web: thoughts on Skyrim, Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, World of Final Fantasy and more. Commentary Skyrim is so relatable because it’s a fantasy that isn’t really a fantasy, according to Alice Bell;…
Nintendo Switch

Reactions, Questions, Theories and Speculation About Nintendo Switch

How long will the batteries last? Will it be truly portable, or just “travel-friendly”? Can it compete with the Xbox One and PS4? These questions and many more have been pondered by game journalists and gamers alike over the…
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Journey vs. Reward in No Man’s Sky and Beyond

We all know how games end. You defeat the bad guy. You save the world, or rescue the princess; your hero gets their happily ever after and you get the satisfaction of victory. You beat a game; you win…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Oct. 21, 2016

Another week, another round of great gaming journalism by women across the internet! Commentary Tina Amini does a deep dive on why it’s so hard to create a video game. Holly Green explains the 5 most significant changes coming…
ArcheAge

The MMO Is Dead—So Where Are We Going After the Funeral?

The MMO is dead in America—so says PC Gamer, so says Ten Ton Hammer, so says Rock Paper Shotgun—indeed, so says the Fresno Bee, and if the Fresno Bee is running your obit, you’re pretty damn dead in the…
Lara Croft GO

Casually Yours: Which Mobile Gamers Matter Most to Square Enix?

I still remember the first time I played Hitman GO (iOS, Android & PS4). I’d seen it on Apple’s year-end list of best games of 2014 and wondered what could possibly be so special about it. The App Store…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Oct. 14, 2016

Women on Video Games is a weekly round-up of interesting gaming commentary by women across the web. This week: commentary on sex in video games, the Tomb Raider franchise, and the role of imagination, plus reviews of Gears of…

How Does the New Attack on Titan Game Stack Up Against Other AoT Titles?

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in its native Japan) fans have no shortage of media to enjoy through 2016 and to look forward to next year. The manga has not yet wrapped up, the anime series will reportedly…
Destiny

The “Seasonification” of Video Games Expands Beyond MMOs

Games have always been subject to iteration, whether it’s in the form of a humble update, a long-awaited sequel, or a lavish franchise. But now, rather than representing a finished product even temporarily, games are likely to be immediately…

iconVirtual Reality, Reality

MD gives her thoughts on each of the most popular virtual reality headsets-the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR-and the challenge of VR as it relates to games.
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The 9 Most Intriguing Games Debuting at Essen Spiel 2016

Essen is one of the two largest conventions in the world for games and toys, and it takes place in Essen, Germany over four days. It’s also where hundreds of board games make their debut. The list of all of the games coming out…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Oct. 7, 2016

One of our goals at remeshed is to bring more attention to women’s opinions about video games, regardless of whether they’re posted here on elsewhere on the web. So every week, I spend a lot of time trawling Twitter and…
Science games

Science Games for Dummies

I’m not a very sciencey person. I fumbled my way through Physics for Poets and Biology as an undergraduate to complete requirements, but apart from occasionally dropping in on my local astronomy club meetings, science doesn’t play much of…
15 Influential JRPGs of the 1980s

icon15 Influential JRPGs of the 1980s

Travel through the ’80s as Daria chronicles the early history of the JRPG genre. In this video, she identifies 15 important games of the 1980s that helped defined today’s well-established mechanics, and directly contributed to the immense popularity of the roleplaying…

iconTropes vs Women in Video Games: Sinister Seductress

This episode of Feminist Frequency explores how female villains in games very often function to demonize femaleness itself, drawing on patterns of female representation that have roots in creatures from myth and folklore which reinforced misogynistic attitudes about women…
Shouting at Friends and Strangers: Cooperative Games That Make You Talk a Lot

Shouting at Friends and Strangers: Cooperative Games That Make You Talk a Lot

With the fate of our ship in our hands, our eyes were glued to the screen. As the asteroid careened towards us, I frantically yelled, “Everybody shake!” This is Spaceteam, a “cooperative shouting game” created by Henry Smith of…
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 watching the nightly news or the film buff seeking out…

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