Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Review

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Review

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo
iOS, Android
November 21, 2017

I first encountered the Animal Crossing series through Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005) for the Nintendo DS. Growing up, we were poor and I never had a Gamecube, so I missed that first iteration of the game, but I’ve made sure to pick up the main Animal Crossing games since then, including New Leaf (2012). I would always play those games for days and days, hours at a time, catching fish, selling beetles, trying to pay off Capitalist Overlord Tom Nook, before setting them aside for months, and return to find my poor town drowned in weeds. (Note: New Leaf is much better about not letting weeds overrun the place, and I am grateful.)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo, 2017
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Review: Robo-tea:1cup! is the Gentle and Cute Visual Novel I Didn’t Know I Needed

Review: Robo-tea:1cup! is the Gentle and Cute Visual Novel I Didn’t Know I Needed

robo-tea:1cup!

jo-robo
PC/Mac/Linux
February 14, 2016

A copy of robo-tea:1cup! was provided in exchange for an honest review.

After a stressful year like 2017, sometimes I just need to play a game where the sole purpose is to relax and enjoy a cute story about robots going on tea dates. Thankfully, robo-tea:1cup! by jo-robo delivers on its purpose: to provide a stress-free queer visual novel experience about exactly that. (more…)

Get Your Game on Wednesday: Diversity, LARPing with Disney, and Games on the Brain

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! It’s a big week for gaming conventions.  For the first time ever, the annual tabletop extravaganza, Gen Con, is sold out. Also this weekend is the gaming track at the LGBTQ-friendly Flame Con; sounds like they’ve got the bases covered. Now, on to the news!

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Avengers Academy: Queer Rep Done Well in Capes

Avengers Academy: Queer Rep Done Well in Capes

Avengers Academy is a free-to-play mobile game, though it’s more of a waiting-for-timers game in my experience. Unlike a lot of my friends on here I don’t like Avengers Academy, well, as a game. The business model is just too awful, and I can’t find myself invested in real time-based gameplay loops that cause me to spend money if I fail. I say all this because I am going to spend the rest of the article praising it. I’ll be taking a look at the A-Force event in the game that introduced two canon queer characters to the game, as well as allowed Loki to express their gender. Avengers Academy is what I dream of for Marvel and manages in small beats to do queer representation better than a lot of the comic book industry. (more…)

Get Your Game on Wednesday: Celebrating Female Game Devs and Gay Propaganda

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! Nothing like a little snow up here in the Northeast to make it feel like Christmas. Plus I learned that Asmodee Digital is bringing the tabletop game Potion Explosion to mobile this month, so if you don’t hear from me, send cookies. On to the news! (more…)