video games

Geek Out This Weekend With These Classic Atari Games

Greetings, fellow gamers! Cancel your weekend plans, because Atari has just unleashed a #flashbackfriday package of 100 classic games from the ’70s and ’80s. The Atari Vault will run you…

Jenni Miller | March 25, 2016 - 2:00 pm

If You’re Gay And You Want To Be A Roller Coaster Tycoon, Now You Can

Specifically, the franchise’s most recent installation, Planet Coaster, will include LGBT families at the parks.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 2, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Louis Vuitton Looks to Video Games for Its New Model

With real people apparently increasingly unable to afford its luxury handbags, Louis Vuitton is opening up a whole new market: fake people. CNN reports the “face” of the company’s next…

Newser | December 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Want A Scary Video Game? Don’t Bother With Nevermind

Nevermind is sold as a horror game about trauma that uses biofeedback to teach mindfulness – which means that it has overstretched itself.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide Is A Love Letter To Diverse Games

I’ll recap Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide in the least spoiler-y way that I can, to convince you to go to Steam and spend $7.99 and 90 minutes

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2015 - 1:10 pm

What It Takes: To Design Games

Chelsea Howe from EA Games tells us how she got into game design, and how you can follow her lead! (And enter to win a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and a

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 8, 2015 - 10:00 am

There’s A Video Game That Makes Your Boobs Bigger As You Defeat Enemies

There’s a new video game coming out in Japan from D3 Publisher in which defeating enemies increases the protagonist’s breast size. For context, D3 Publisher also released a game that

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 20, 2015 - 10:31 am

Queer Up Your Comic Con Experience!

San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Survey Shows Boys Want More Diverse Video Games

Kids support gender equality in video games! Who knew?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

‘Regency Solitaire’ Is This Year’s Casual Gaming Addiction

We haven’t been so helplessly captivated by a game since Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

Jenn Frank | June 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Virgin Is Extending Its Amazing Maternity-Paternity Leave Policy To American Employees

Virgin Investment Group is working on extending fully-paid, 52-week maternity and paternity leave to its American workers.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Welp, Rick Perry Is Officially Running For President

Vatican commissioners are speaking out against child abusers; allegedly corrupt anti-abortion former governor Rick Perry is officially running for President; Barbie gets to wear flats now; learn about the Frag…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 4, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Frisky Reads: The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy By Sam Maggs

I guess you know you’re a fangirl, no matter how reluctant, when you read someone saying that “with ‘Doctor Who,’ you can start with the 2005 reboot pilot ‘Rose’, or…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 13, 2015 - 9:50 am

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Not An April Fools’ Prank: You Can Play Pac-Man In Google Maps

April Fools’ Day pranks are the absolute worst, and the eighth circle of hell is tech companies that make ostensibly clever ones of their own. But instead of their usual…

Beejoli Shah | March 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A “Game of Thrones” porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.’s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Monument Valley Will Blow Your Mind Through Your Phone

I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled – you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 12, 2015 - 9:10 am

12-Year-Old Madeline Messer Takes On Representation In iPhone Games

Because no one should have to pay to be a girl.

Megan Reynolds | March 4, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 7, 2015 - 4:45 pm
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