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6 JRPGs to Play after Final Fantasy XV

Because Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years, everyone was understandably surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. Taking the Final Fantasy franchise in a different direction, it provided an open-world environment to explore, alongside…
The Triple Postmortem – Black Ice, 6180 The Moon, The More You Know (About the Devil)

iconIndie Games Triple Postmortem – Black Ice, 6180 The Moon, The More You Know (About…

In this unique GDC 2016 session, three teams of game developers (Sun Park, Young-Min Park, Aevee Bee, Christine Forbus and Garrett Cooper) unite for a triple postmortem of their games Black Ice, 6180 The Moon, and The More You…
Overwatch

LGBTQ Representation in Video Games in 2016

One of the biggest video game news stories of 2016 came right at the end of the year, with the revelation that Tracer from Overwatch is a lesbian. For queer gamers like myself, this was gratifying; any positive representation…
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Why Zelda’s Treatment in the Latest Breath of the Wild Trailer is Worrying

There’s no doubting that the latest Breath of the Wild trailer is visually breathtaking,introducing a colourful cast of characters and locations. It is also the first real introduction to the character of Zelda herself, beyond a few headless shots…
Naval Action

Sunshiney Video Games to Beat the Midwinter Blues

For decades, the fashion industry has dedicated January to showing off their “resort” collections, and if you open up a fashion magazine this month, you can enjoy pictures of barely-clad models showing off bronzed skin and coral toenails in…
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9 Board Games I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

There are a ton of games with a 2017 release date, and even more will be announced as we get further into the year.  Here are just a few of the board games (in no particular order) coming out…
Belladona

Belladonna and the Importance of Games About Women

Belladonna opens with your player character awakening in a basement laboratory, with no memory of who she is, how she got here, or what this huge piece of clockwork is doing in her head. In the room with you…
The Glamorous Life of a YouTube Gamer

iconThe Glamorous Life of a YouTube Gamer

Uber-popular YouTube gamer iHasCupquake addresses some of the most common questions about her work, including how she spends her time, her biggest frustrations, and the benefits of wearing pajamas to work.
Dance Central

How to Get Fit Through Gaming in 2017

January is a time for cold weather and New Year’s Resolutions. Often, one such resolution is to get fitter and, well, cold weather doesn’t exactly encourage you to go out and do some exercise. Another resolution might be to…
Videogames Without Borders

Beyond Play: Video Games Without Borders Uses Games to Make a Difference

In 1999, when game developer Francesco Cavallari finished his studies at the Università degli Studi di Milano, he landed a coveted job as a programmer at Ubisoft Milan. This job would kick off a fifteen-year career in the videogame…
Hellblade

7 Female-led Games to Look Out For in 2017

2017 promises to be a very interesting year in gaming, with releases varying from highly anticipated games such as Mass Effect: Andromeda and Yooka-Laylee to a whole new console with the Nintendo Switch. But what about games that will…
Super Mario Run

Casually Yours: Super Mario Run Exposes Problems in Mobile Coverage

Super Mario Run (iOS only for now) is out and it is Nintendo’s first real mobile game. To put it mildly, this is A Big Deal. It’s a big deal for many players and Nintendo fans who have been…
Erin Robinson

iconThe Gravity Ghost Postmortem

In this 2015 GDC postmortem, Ivy Games lead developer Erin Robinson shares the experience of developing her game Gravity Ghost, providing a detailed breakdown of the many design decisions necessary for turning this experimental gravity mechanic into a complete…
Chloe in Life is Strange

Life is Strange Told Through Tarot Cards

Besides telling a story of friendship and romance, Life is Strange has an air of mysticism to it. Dying animals, sudden snowfall, and an unexpected eclipse? The events of this game go beyond scientific explanation or human understanding; there’s…
Midvinter

Cozy Winter Video Games—From Teddy Bear Noir to Snow Brawls with Mei

The weather outside is frightful, but we’re coming to the quiet time of the year when most of the world has a tacit agreement to at least turn down the volume—and in best case scenarios really unplug from our…
YetiPie

Casually Yours: 8 Mobile Games to Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and for many of us, that means lots of family meals and other communal events. For lots of these get-togethers you’ll be away from home and thus away from your computer and/or console. What’s…
Altitude

The Beautiful Variety of the Self-Care Jam

Self-Care Jam was a game jam created by Jessica Hayley dedicated to making “stuff that makes us happy.” I participated myself, (creating a self-care calendar for December that gives, among other things, a self-care suggestion and a cute animal…
Stardew Valley

icon10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Playing Stardew Valley

As the wildly popular indie game Stardew Valley comes to consoles this week, Foxy Fern provides time-saving advice on topics like which seeds to plant first, why to avoid JoJaMart, and why to give high-quality gifts to villagers.
Final Fantasy XV

How I Feel About Final Fantasy XV After Playing It

When I wrote about Final Fantasy XV before its release, I knew I was going in as a pessimist. The blatant erasure of women in favor of telling a story about bro friendship didn’t sit well with me, especially…
The Last Guardian

Reviews Roundup: The Last Guardian

Facing unknown dangers in a strange and mystical land, an ordinary young boy and his gigantic feathered friend must rely on each other to survive in this harrowing story of friendship and trust. Release Date: December 6, 2016 Platforms:…

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