When examining a piece of art, we’re examining a human-made object from all its corners: We remove it from the wall of the present, holding it up to the light of the past, casting its shadow into the future. Framed by the context of its circumstances, all creations manifest the particular biases, quirks and prejudices … Continue reading On criticism and reviews
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
ArenaNET, the creators of Guild Wars 2, recently fired two long-time employees for what the company claims amounts to "attacks on the community", due to an alleged failure "to uphold our standards of communicating with players". Jessica Price and Peter Fries, both industry veterans, with Fries being with the company for 12 years, were summarily … Continue reading The labour of games
So this is new. My name's Tauriq and I'll be a new contributing editor at I Need Diverse Games, where I'll be editing others' contributions and writing my own columns regularly. Some of you might know me from my big hits like All Polish Games Should Be Banned, Nazis Are Actually Bad and Maybe Pop … Continue reading Greetings from a new tub
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
By Tauriq Moosa Monster Hunter: World (MHW) is a game about killing indigenous creatures and conquering foreign lands, to mine and harvest resources for personal gain and glory. Considering the history of my and other African countries is the history of colonialism, I would’ve recognised such attitudes even as a child. It’s easy to miss … Continue reading Slaying nature
Please congratulate our 2018 GDC Scholarship awardees! Everyone received a Conference + Summit Pass provided to us by Official GDC as part of the GDC Scholarship program. Thanks again to our review committee: Tanya DePass Jane Ng Andrien Gbinigie Glenn White Our Awardees: Jens-Uwe Bahr Josie Brechner Cesar Castillo Moustafa Chamli Eleanor Chan Brianne Christiansen … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!
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
So, in addition to mod cypheroftyr working with GaymerX on diversity review, we’ve collaborated with them again to get ten passes to give away. Each pass will cover admission to the convention (a $45 USD value). So, here’s what you need to do: Write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with “GaymerX East Pass” in the subject line Tell us briefly why you need assistance … Continue reading We’ve got passes for @GaymerX East!
Come by our Twitch channel, twitch.tv/ineeddivgames starting Tuesday October 10, 6pm Pacific/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern for BunMira playing Death of the Outsider, and discussing this add-on to Dishonored 2. We're interested in it because while there is a black female lead, she was not written by a black woman. So we're wondering how that … Continue reading .@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider