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The New Zelda, The Future Of Video Games, And Empathy

Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

“Assassin’s Creed” With Kittens Is Way Better Than Plain Old Regular “Assassin’s Creed”

Kittens really do make everything better — even video games. In this little film, the game “Assassin’s Creed Unity” becomes “Assassin’s Kittens Unity”, which is obviously way more fun for…

Claire Hannum | September 30, 2014 - 4:15 pm

There Are More Adult Women Gamers Than Gamer Boys Under 18

The face of gaming is still a pack of rowdy preteen boys, faux-blasting each other with pixelated guns for giggles. In the United States, adult women are an impressive…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Goat Simulator Is The Video Game I’ve Been Waiting For

I haven’t been excited about a video game since I beat my brother at Tony Hawk: Pro Skater that one time in 1999, but my apathetic video game attitude is…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 5, 2014 - 11:30 am

The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austena video game prototype currently crowdsourcing funding on Kickstarter, offers us the worst of real life without any of the escape. A world in which…

Sophie Leon | November 6, 2013 - 4:00 pm

NSFW: Creepy Creeps Can Watch Ellen Page Take A Shower In Beyond: Two Souls Video Game

I don’t even understand what is going on here, maybe because I’m not a creepy creep who regularly watches pixelated Canadian actresses showering. But here we are! According to the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

League Of Legends Gamer Posts Revenge Porn Of Girlfriend Because She Played The Game As A Character He Didn’t Like

Who knew a surefire way to incite rage in your  nerd boyfriend was to pick the “wrong” character when playing the video game League of Legends? According to The Daily Dot,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm

“Choice: Texas” Turns The State’s Abortion Struggles Into A Video Game

Texas’ most recent spate of anti-abortion legislation has effectively destroyed women’s access to reproductive healthcare in the state. Your chances of getting a safe abortion in Texas are now dependent…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

6 Ways Smart Technology Has Made Things Dumber

People are pretty technology-happy these days. We pore over rumors and specs on technology websites, we stand in line to get the newest gadgets, and we beat up people who…

Cracked | July 31, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Apparently Women Gamers Spend As Much Time And Money On Gaming As Their Male Counterparts

A report shows that women gamers spend as much time and money on consoles as male gamers do, and that gamers are not, in fact, all teenage boys who lock…

The Mary Sue | July 10, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Game Developers Comb Landfill For Worst Atari Games Ever

If you’re a lady or gent of a certain age, then you remember Atari, makers of the first video games (along with Coleco). When my parents first got an Atari,…

Julie Gerstein | June 5, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Rescue Mario

Rescuing the “damsel in distress” is one of the most common stereotypes in video games. But this game developer wanted daughter to be able to save the day, as a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games” Is Here!

Remember last summer when blogger Anita Sarkeesian of FeministFrequency.org started raising money on Kickstarter to fund an in-depth video exploring tropes of women in video games? Misogynist trolls lost

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Disney Video Games Shows They Know Exactly What It’s Like To Be A City Girl

The fabulous career as a fashion designer! The penthouse apartment! The closet filled with clothes!

Oh, yes, Disney, this is exactly what being a “City Girl” is like.

Jessica Wakeman | February 27, 2013 - 8:30 am

Tone Deaf NRA Releases New “Practice Range” App

Just weeks after the Newtown tragedy, and merely days after another shooting at a California high school, the fine folks of the National Rifle Association have decided that now is…

Julie Gerstein | January 14, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Japanese Women Realize Digital Boyfriends Are Easier Than Real Life Boyfriends

My roommate and I joke that her cat is kind of our joint boyfriend. Like a human boyfriend, Boo is very affectionate, loves to pick food off our plates, and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Not Even Serena Van Der Woodsen Can Abide This “Upper East Side Makeover” Video Game

If I was a rich girl … I would play with eyeshadow all day? That seems to be the idea behind “Upper East Side Makeover,” an online video game by…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Gamer: Don’t Patronize Me With Your Video Game’s “Girlfriend Mode”

You’d think that by 2012 game designers would have stopped insulting our intelligence by giving us female characters with gigantic conical boobs and tiny there’s-no-way-she-has-any-internal-organs waists. You’d think they would…

Lauren Hunter | August 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Gamer Couple Meets For First Time In 5 Years, Won’t Let Each Other Go

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry after watching this couple embrace each other for an excruciatingly excessive amount of time. I feel a huge amount of secondhand…

Daley Quinn | July 18, 2012 - 4:40 pm