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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…

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…
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…

Casually Yours: 4 Ways to Spot a Shameless Cash Grab

I like to keep my promises and in my inaugural column I promised I’d address mobile games that are shameless cash grabs. So here we go! One of the most common critiques one hears about mobile games is that…

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…
Overwatch

Why Promotional Free Play Will Probably Make Me Buy Your Game

As someone who is not naturally great at FPS games, I wasn’t sure what to make of Overwatch. First, as an AAA release, its price point is pretty steep. Added to the game expense is the PlayStation Plus subscription…
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A Brief History of Barbie Games

When it comes to female video game protagonists, there is one name that is conspicuously missing from any lists I have ever seen, despite having starred in over 45 games for PC, console and handhelds since 1984. While her…
Battlefield Hardline

This is The Police: Violent Cops in Video Games

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a profession that requires equipping a firearm must be represented in video games as incredibly violent. However little understood the profession may be by game designers, this truth is so well fixed…
Overwatch

It’s Okay to Like Playing Male Characters in Video Games

I’ve been playing a lot of Overwatch. That’s not a shocker: not only is it a ridiculously fun game, it also feels like the team-based FPS I couldn’t have dreamed would happen five years ago. Not only does it…

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