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Twitch Introduces AutoMod Tool to Help Fight Chat Toxicity

Twitch chat can be an amazing experience that brings people together, but it can also be a horrible and hateful place. Twitch channels have traditionally regulated their streams with community…

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Blizzard Helps Overwatch Player After Crazy Loss of Credits and Loot Boxes

Reddit user Kaleptik had something pretty weird happen to them after the Summer Games event was over. After buying hundreds of loot boxes and unlocking every one of the Summer…

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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…

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 Is Two Games Best Played as One

The single-player campaign in Titanfall 2 breaks away from the precedent set by the first game, which was multiplayer only. While I enjoyed the first Titanfall, the addition of…

The Trail

Casually Yours: Peter Molyneux’s New Game The Trail is Exactly What I Needed After the Election

I awoke with a start at 3am on the morning of November 9th. I already knew; I could feel it in the pit of my stomach. I had cried…

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…

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Flawed Exceptions: Who is “Good” Representation?

When researching for this article about what makes “good” representation in games, I asked survey respondents for characters that they considered positive examples of such video game representation. Unsurprisingly,…

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Women on Video Games: Nov. 2, 2016

This week from female game journalists: politics, Final Fantasy XV, and closeted Telltale characters. Commentary Leigh Alexander weaves together Westworld, video games, and the election to argue that it’s…

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…

Review of The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack

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Deligracy takes a look at the new Create-a-Sim and Build…

Reviews Roundup: Final Fantasy XV

Reviews Roundup: Final Fantasy XV

Get ready to be at the center of the ultimate…

Watch Dogs 2

Reviews Roundup: Watch Dogs 2

Explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway,…

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…

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Machinima Documentary Your Place or Minecraft Explores Players as Much as The Game

Machinima, or films created using video game engines, has existed in…

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Study: Local Co-Op Games Most “Enjoyable” Kind of Social Gaming

Quantic Foundry, an organization that studies gamers, conducted a survey where…

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New Vlog Series BitByBit Features Two Women Chatting About Video Games

Two women, Janet and Jess, have started a new video series…

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icon10 Ways to Make Your Game More Diverse

In this GDC 2016 talk, 80 Days narrative designer Meg Jayanth shares some useful information on how to make diversity in character design…

Lucy Blundell

Lucy Blundell on Her Highly Original Visual Novel One Night Stand

Many of us have had a morning where it’s been difficult…

Media Molecule

Media Molecule’s Luci Black and Amy Phillips Talk Game Development

Media Molecule is that rare beast-a major games development studio that…

Wayward Strand

Unlike Most Games, Wayward Strand Doesn’t Use Sound to Tell You What…

When sound designer Maize Wallin was first approached by game designers…

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