Some scholars consider collecting to be creative play… which would explain my completionist tendencies in gaming—and Pokémon as a phenomenon.
In this week’s gaming news: lots of lawsuits, Overwatch still doesn’t have a playable Black woman, and a chocolate chocobo.
When character creators are constrained by normative ideas of what a body can be, they limit players’ options for experimentation and immersion.
Is Mario a human man? Is Toad’s situation a hat, or his head? Why orcs hot??? These questions and more answered, definitively, for you.
In this week’s news: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is on the way, Sony walks back promises to shut down old PlayStation stores, and more!
Field Guide to Memory is a beautiful, meditative journaling game about grief, gratitude, and cryptids.
Did you play classic Rune Factory games with love rivals? Are you sad that they went away? So is December Cuccaro.
Hades is not a game with a good father. Nola Pfau reflects on Hades and fatherhood in light of their own father’s ailing health. Content notes for discussions of emotional, physical, and psychological abuse.
In this week’s gaming news: hardware and software updates, Amazon struggles with gaming, and Discord’s changing treatment of NSFW content.
Natalia Lopes’s Wanderhome character, Laurus Francoeur, is a artist unnerved by his own success—something most artists, including Lopes, can relate to.