It’s time for the @INeedDivGms 2018 Winter Giving Campaign!

2018 Winter Giving Campaign We’re a 501(c)(3) and Patreon is currently our only funding source. We are operating on a string & a hope most months. It’s why we occasionally do fundraising streams, etc. It takes money to do anything as you know. We’ve helped small conferences, done what we can but we want to do more. … Continue reading It’s time for the @INeedDivGms 2018 Winter Giving Campaign!

It’s actually about ethics in game journalism

The world of game criticism has been set ablaze by news that a now ex-editor of the IGN, the highest profile video game site, plagiarised a video review. Small Youtuber, Boomstick Gaming, released a video calmly showing side-by-side comparisons of his own review and that of IGN ex-editor Filip Miucin’s review of Dead Cells. The … Continue reading It’s actually about ethics in game journalism

Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

by Brianna Lawrence, @brichibitweets The end of 2016 was not a good look for me. Neither was the beginning of 2017. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I was rather... distraught... over who was elected into office. Trump’s America feels like an unaired episode of The Twilight Zone that never should’ve seen … Continue reading Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

Why Game Dads Matter

By Tauriq Moosa Male power fantasies have long focused on bulking up men, whether physically, or intellectually, and using their powers to defeat their enemies. Whether it’s a Stallone or a McClane, a Sherlock or a Dr House, portrayals of men in media has focused on providing them seeming immunity, due to some extraordinary quality … Continue reading Why Game Dads Matter

Streaming Update!

So we want to get our stream back up to speed and want to know what kinds of games you want to see us playing on the I Need Diverse Games twitch! We just got our graphics redone on the channel, and even have Better Twitch TV Emotes ready to use! So, under the cut … Continue reading Streaming Update!

Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Call For Articles - Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games: New Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Games, and Play” by Guest Editors - Ruberg & PhillipsThe intersection of LGBT issues, queerness, and video games represents a space of great turmoil and great potential. Video games, the games industry, and games culture have … Continue reading Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 1 of 2

[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I’ve included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] The importance of the analysis of video games and other forms of electronic media may be eclipsed by […]

Finding Religion in the Mass Effect’s Companions – Elijah Beahm

Religion is something of a sensitive spot for the games industry. When it first got started, conservative groups swore it would poison their children’s minds with games like Doom with all its hellish imagery and Dungeons & Dragons with it “teaching magic”. The irony that D&D was originally designed by a Christian man was, sadly, … Continue reading Finding Religion in the Mass Effect’s Companions – Elijah Beahm

FPSs and dysphoria

by Niamh @foxmomniah First person shooters had never been a genre that particularly appealed to me. When I was an awkward little creature pretending to be a boy, I rationalized this dislike in a number of ways, but the dominant rationalization stemmed from the fact that I was the youngest of five sibling. My four … Continue reading FPSs and dysphoria

.@GXAustralia — The Goodbye Blowout Party!

Help us fund GX Australia and join us for a party celebrating both years, our amazing community, and the memories we've all shared. Just a few days left and nearly $5K to go! BACK THIS PROJECT About this project Hey hey! We are Liam Esler & Joshua Meadows, the co-founders and organisers of GX Australia … Continue reading .@GXAustralia — The Goodbye Blowout Party!