Archive for the ‘Culture / Video Games’ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A combination of a high barrier to entry and outdated, misogynistic attitudes keep women out of a hobby where they could thrive.

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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.

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How an Adaptive Game Controller Helps My Family Bond

June 3rd, 2021

Multiplayer gaming was something we thought my son would never be able to do, but a special Xbox controller changed everything.

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Welcome to Planet Egirl

June 2nd, 2021

What does it look like when women’s long-held interest in gaming is finally accepted into the mainstream—and embraced by billion-dollar industries?

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Indie Video Games Have Finally Embraced the Tabletop Scene

June 1st, 2021

Video games like Monster Train, Slay The Spire, and Gordian Quest use decks, cards, and dice rolls to stake their claim.

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