Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Deathloop and the Radical Necessity of 2 Black Leads

June 8th, 2021

Building games that reflect the diversity of the real world is nothing new to the team at Arkane Studios. But this project presented unique challenges.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, rewind | Comments (0)

Going Medieval Is a Great Entry Point Into Colony Sims

June 8th, 2021

The game lets you build a new post-plague civilization in 14th-century England, and it’s been topping Steam charts—for good reason.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, video games | Comments (0)

The Incredible, Absurd World of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

June 7th, 2021

The update has been a long time coming, and if you haven’t played, now’s the time. We asked Robert Kurvitz, the game’s designer, if he’s finally satisfied with it.

Posted in choice & consequence, culture, Culture / Video Games | Comments (0)

Why Are Writers Fleeing Substack for Ghost?

June 7th, 2021

The publishing platform is gaining traction as a Substack substitute. But the comparison isn’t so simple.

Posted in culture, Culture / Digital Culture, publishing | Comments (0)

A Love Letter to Grand Theft Auto’s Best Side Stories

June 6th, 2021

The often-overlooked Liberty City and Vice City Stories have some of the best character development and the most cinematic moments in the franchise.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, four stars | Comments (0)

Twitch Turns 10, and the Creator Economy Is in Its Debt

June 6th, 2021

The livestreaming platform for gamers helped pioneer the patronage systems that prop up so much of the internet today.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, Happy Birthday | Comments (0)

Why Are There So Few Women in Wargaming?

June 5th, 2021

A combination of a high barrier to entry and outdated, misogynistic attitudes keep women out of a hobby where they could thrive.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, your move | Comments (0)

Love, Death & Robots Is Growing Up

June 4th, 2021

The Netflix series can still feel like a boy’s club, but the second season eclipses the first.

Posted in culture, Culture / Culture Podcast, Podcasts | Comments (0)

The Avengers Campus at Disneyland Kinda Weirds Me Out

June 4th, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming the uncanny valley—that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Posted in culture, Culture / Culture News, The Monitor | Comments (0)

I Revisited SaGa Frontier—and My Bisexual Video Game Crush

June 4th, 2021

As a kid in the 90s, the original game was my escape. In the new remastered version, Lady Asellus’s story still resonates.

Posted in culture, Culture / Video Games, Happy Pride | Comments (0)