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Starbound is the Cooking Simulator I Never Knew I Wanted

In 2010 I discovered Restaurant City on Facebook, and ever since I’ve always loved cooking simulators. Maybe it’s because my mother never taught me how to cook so the process seemed magical, or maybe it’s because I’m always hungry…

iconBlizzCon 2016 Wrap-Up

Dodger gives a recap of the major news announced at BlizzCon 2016 last weekend, and discusses her experiences at the annual Blizzard convention. Topics include Necromancer, Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.
Battlefield 1

Is World War 1 a Distasteful Setting for a War Game?

I’m no historian but I grew up with one, and I found the idea of Battlefield 1 fairly uncomfortable. Throughout my youth, my father would teach me about World War 1 and tell me stories of my great grandfather,…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Nov 4, 2016

This week from women across the web: hard-coded gender roles in RimWorld, creating a historical atmosphere in Red Dead, marrying a wereolf in Skyrim and the crowning achievement of Civ VI. Note: there won’t be a WoVG column next…
Overwatch

Overwatch’s Gender Problem

Of the roster of twenty-two playable characters in Overwatch, nine of them are women. While that’s not an equal ratio, it’s still pretty great—and the diversity of the characters is also worth commending. While I would prefer a 50/50…
Pokemon

What’s Wrong With ‘Feminine’ Pokemon?

Despite the Wii U’s slow and sad death (seriously, there’s nothing coming out this Christmas), Nintendo’s 3Ds is still going strong; the handheld’s next big release is Pokemon Sun & Moon. Nintendo have been gradually stoking the fires of…

iconIs It Worth It? A Comparison of Skyrim Special Edition on PC, Xbox One, and…

Clare Siobhan compares Skyrim Special Edition running on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and PC with Mods and an ENB on Ultra (enbs are filters that greatly improve the game’s visuals, but with a performance sacrifice; they’re not available on…
Women on Video Games

Women on Video Games: Oct. 28, 2016

This week from women across the web: thoughts on Skyrim, Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, World of Final Fantasy and more. Commentary Skyrim is so relatable because it’s a fantasy that isn’t really a fantasy, according to Alice Bell;…
Nintendo Switch

Reactions, Questions, Theories and Speculation About Nintendo Switch

How long will the batteries last? Will it be truly portable, or just “travel-friendly”? Can it compete with the Xbox One and PS4? These questions and many more have been pondered by game journalists and gamers alike over the…

Journey vs. Reward in No Man’s Sky and Beyond

We all know how games end. You defeat the bad guy. You save the world, or rescue the princess; your hero gets their happily ever after and you get the satisfaction of victory. You beat a game; you win…
Women on Video Games

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.

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…

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