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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…

iconRed Dead Redemption 2 Announcement Trailer

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for…

From Creating an Epidemic to Treating Bloaty Head, 5 Games that Making Working in Medicine…

Working in the medical profession rarely sounds like much fun to me. I’ve heard many anecdotes from doctors and nurses over the years, and almost all of them sound stressful and more than a bit grim. Despite such common…
Beglitched

The Sparklingly Cute World of Indie Hacker Game Beglitched

The Glitch Witch is gone and she needs a favor. With a computer filled with many secrets, the well-known manipulator for the “fabric of the modern world” needs an apprentice. Can you fill in for her and navigate through…
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…
The Sims 4 City Living: Official Festivals Trailer

iconThe Sims 4 City Living: Official Festivals Trailer

Take your Sims to festivals throughout the city where they can watch street performers, enter competitions, and meet different walks of life. The City Living expansion pack for The Sims 4 releases on Nov. 1.
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…

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.
GeekGirlCon 2016

Game Dev, D&D, and VR: Exploring Games at GeekGirlCon 2016

I spent last Saturday, October 8 doing “research” at GeekGirlCon.com 2016 by attending panels, buying awesome geeky stuff I don’t need, gawking at the costumes, and exploring virtual reality. The popular Seattle-area convention, now in its sixth year, attracts…

iconPrey Gameplay Trailer Version 2 “Another Yu”

New gameplay trailer for Prey, featuring a female Morgan this time. Who will your Morgan be? How will you choose to face the Typhon threat overwhelming Talos I? Explore the dark secrets of Talos I when Prey releases in 2017…
spiel-essen

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…
Space Pirates and Zombies

Successful Games Struggle with Fans’ Desire for “More of the Same”

We live, for better or worse, in the age of the franchise, when nearly every big, expensive property brought before us is in some way related to something else we’ve enjoyed in the past. Did you like the Doom…
Dragon Age Inquisition

The 9 Questions About Romance and Sexuality in Video Game Development That Everyone Wants Answered

I had the honor of attending the IGDA Romance and Sexuality SIG Roundtable last week at GDC 2016, hosted by Karin Weekes, Michelle Clough, and Heidi McDonald (with special guests Patrick Weekes and Squinky). It was a room full of gamers,…
RPG Maker

7 Ways to Make Your Own Game

Until fairly recently, amateur/home-based game designers were limited when it came to creating their own games. Outside of learning a programming language, there were few ways to put a game together. That’s changed significantly in recent years, fortunately, and there…
WOC Devs to Know

8 Women of Color Game Developers You Should Know

While writing “5 Female Game Developers We’re Thankful For,” I came across an interesting realization. The first draft of my article was filled with awesome women, but they were mostly white women. While I intended my list to be encouraging,…

How Regency Solitaire Took Casual Gamers by Storm

Combining a Jane Austen-style story with Golf Solitaire doesn’t sound like an immediately natural combination, does it? And yet, somehow, Regency Solitaire makes it work. The game has you complete various solitaire levels, before purchasing furniture upgrades for your…
Sherry Jenix

Fighting on the Streets with Sherry Jenix

Since the days of the arcade, fighting games have long been a popular form of competition within the gaming community. Players lined up alongside Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter machines, challenging each other and the so-called “pros” who knew…

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