Life is Strange: True Colors review

The Life is Strange franchise is a curious piece of work. It specifically engages with fascinating concepts, often ones confronting difficult themes that largely affects marginalised communities. From racism to child abuse, trauma to immigration, it is a franchise unafraid to deal with these themes as part of the games’ plot.  Life is Strange games … Continue reading Life is Strange: True Colors review

Far Cry 6 Review

Ubisoft is a toxic as hell corporation because of its leadership, which these days is akin to saying Covid sucks. Corporations, which are designed to prioritize profits over people, foster environments of tyrannical control and the undermining of subordinates. Despite widespread calls and attention being drawn to Ubisoft, the process of reform seems slow. Some … Continue reading Far Cry 6 Review

Panda Game Manufacturing is Hiring!

Do you love tabletop games? How about pandas? Panda Game Manufacturing is hiring four full-time, fully remote positions! An Asian-owned, tabletop game manufacturer, they work with first-time game designers as well as established industry titans to create products from small card games to deluxe board games. Their passion is to produce (and play) the best … Continue reading Panda Game Manufacturing is Hiring!

Hades (PS5 review)

Hades was the critical darling when it came out on the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, not being an owner of that platform, I had no opportunity to experience it. It is now on PS5, with some minor and adorable features. Hades is a beautiful, top-down, roguelike action game that shuns the punishing parts of roguelike mechanics, … Continue reading Hades (PS5 review)

So you want to get into podcasting? Let INDG & the McElroy family help!

I Need Diverse Games has benefited quite a bit from community generosity in a year of stress for the world. Thanks to the generosity of the McElroy family, we're in a position to offer a five bundles of a Yeti Blue Microphone & a copy of "Everybody has a Podcast (Except You) to Black and … Continue reading So you want to get into podcasting? Let INDG & the McElroy family help!

The importance of next-gen speed

The embargo on Xbox Series X previews have lifted, where professional (US?) reviewers got their hands on next-gen consoles. What has most excited me, even during the early stages, for both next-gen consoles was not the potential graphics but the speed with which games are loading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elP0Eeu9BtE While naturally we want games to look beautiful, … Continue reading The importance of next-gen speed

Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

If you were going to give a talk or present a panel at a now canceled event, let us know if you'd like to stream it on our Twitch channel or use it to host a virtual conference! We're opening the door to let folks do online events. Drop a note to indg@ineeddiversegames.org Or if … Continue reading Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!

Hey y'all, if you're going to #C2E2 next weekend, like D&D and want to check out your local, Wizards of the Coast Sponsored actual play 5e group, come to Room S404 on Sunday, March 1st at 12pm! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERRPVrcW4AEKbdh.jpg There'll also be codes given away for free shipping on our #Sponsor Level Up Dice's site for 30 days to everyone … Continue reading Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!

The New Weird and racist structures

Recently, I published a piece on IGN about Control and the weird and “New Weird” subgenre of horror. To me, what makes this such an essential genre is how it taps into the two conflicting realisations: our need for answers and our recognition of the vastness and weirdness of the universe in which we live, … Continue reading The New Weird and racist structures