I think about this video from Polygon a lot. I can’t say I will be able to do justice the gun epidemic in the United States here. Guns are horrifying. I’ve played in VR. Games with guns and people attacking me in VR make me too uncomfortable to ever want to do again. I remember trying Robo Recall for the first time, and I was panicking. When I was 19 I had a gun shot at my father and I. I am very much against guns of all kind. Even in VR. It’s one of the main reasons I don’t like VR.
Adam Conover explains the history on Nintendo’s push to push women out of gaming. This is from the episode Adam Ruins Summer Fun of Adam Ruins Everything.
Tracey Lien’s 2013 piece for Polygon reminds us that Nintendo invented the myth that games are for boys.
Nintendo explains philosophy behind Animal Crossing’s big changes, such as gender expression and terraforming
Maybe Nintendo is finally growing up? They should fix Zelda and Mario now.
Nico Deyo comes in holding no punches: 'The inhuman coloration to their skin and general lankiness denotes an otherness, but everything else feels oriented towards sexiness, creating a line of mean, angular villainesses—like fuckable Lamborghinis.'
This game was a surprise delight! If you’re a fan of Animal Crossing or Night in the Woods you will definitely love this game as much as I do. You can reach the ending in around 2 hours, but there’s so much about this delightful game that will keep you coming back, even after you’ve finished the story.
npckc is probably one of my favorite indie game creators. npckc rose to popularity with this game about taking your trans friend to a onsen, and it’s just so good.
This was such a fun read from Colin Spacetwinks about how Sonic is cool enough to fit in to any mold you want.
Hatsune Miku comes to Switch! I’m so excited!!! No word on the western release quite yet except that it comes out this year. I’m importing the collectors edition, of course lol
It’s fascinating to hear from the people behind this game. To me it was always mysterious game from a mysterious source that would mysteriously get new chapters. I never demanded anything from them, but I always enjoyed getting more.
I’ve been loving every bit of Kentucky Route Zero since it came out 7 years ago. I’m so excited to get to play the ending!
It’s good to see Panic shamed in to doing right by the game pop up after throwing their weight around like nasty bullies. It’s a shame they needed to be shamed at all, they should be better than that.
This Pokemon-like MMO came out in early access this week. From what I’ve played it’s pretty solid for a very eary-access game. It focuses on 2v2 battles and unique creature types. You can also make queer characters! Choose from (limited) pronouns, and the main rival in the game is even non-binary! (extra props: they ban transphobic players!)