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Gaming While Queer: LGBTQ Games that Shaped Me

A crucial part of being LGBTQ is finding places to see yourself, whether it’s in your community or in the media. For me, as a bisexual teenager, I sought out books and movies and TV shows that highlighted queerness—even…

13 of AGDQ’s Finest Women to Watch

Awesome Games Done Quick, the weeklong non-stop speedrunning marathon that raised over $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, wrapped up last week. If that left you at a loss of what to watch in your spare time, or…

iconMass Effect: Andromeda – Cinematic Trailer 2

Unravel the secrets of a vast galaxy, battle hostile alien threats, and build a crew to help you survive it all in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Humanity’s future rests on your shoulders. How far will you go? Mass Effect: Andromeda…
Barry Meade

Casually Yours: A Conversation With Barry Meade of Fireproof Games

NOTE: Sadly, this will be my last column for remeshed; if you’ve missed any of my pieces, you can find them here. I’m currently trying to find a new home for my writing–if you have any leads, please drop…
Tracer

Cover Girl: Why It Matters That Overwatch’s Tracer is a Lesbian

With great gameplay and a cast of fun, diverse characters, Overwatch has been a smash hit and a truly global game, with characters from almost every continent in the cast. However, game developer Blizzard had remained mostly silent on…
Orwell

Video Games Give Voice to Fears—and Remembrances—of Authoritarian Regimes

Big Brother is watching you—it’s a phrase that’s immediately recognizable, even to those who haven’t read George Orwell’s 1949 dystopic science fiction classic Nineteen Eighty-Four about a surveillance state whose citizens are always reminded that their leader is watching…
FFXV

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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