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…

Are You Going to Finish That? Why Small or Endless Games Mean More Bang for…

In 2015, the game development world was simultaneously introduced to the word “Indiepocalypse” and also given a collective panic attack by the concept: a market so oversaturated with small, intelligent, auteur indie games that none of them could stand…

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…

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…
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…

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…
How to Play The Sims 4 (for Beginners)

iconHow to Play The Sims 4 (for Beginners)

Received The Sims 4 as a gift over the holidays? Deligracy walks new players through the basics of how to play the popular simulation game The Sims 4.
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…

Our Top 5 Games of 2016

2016 might have been a bad year for world events, but there were a lot of great games released this year. To narrow it down to the best, I queried more than a dozen of the women who’ve written for…

Five Board Games From 2016 to Play On New Year’s Eve

As many people have lamented, 2016 was a pretty bad year. A dumpster fire of a year, to be exact. But not for board games. There were a ton of great board games published in 2016. Some amazing, innovative,…

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…

icon10 More Things I Wish I knew Before Playing Planet Coaster

Foxy Fern gives you even more tips for Planet Coaster, including where to place your ride exits, how to delete paths quickly, and how to duplicate multiple objects.

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…
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.
GamerGate headlines from 2014 and 2015

From GamerGate to Pizzagate: How the Harassment of Women in Gaming Emboldened the “Alt-Right”

In February 2016, the Washington Post published an article by Caitlin Dewey entitled, “In the battle of Internet mobs vs. the law, Internet mobs have won.” In December of 2016 as we ask whether fake news generated for profit…
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…

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