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The above screenshot is a compilation of two images from the upcoming PS3 game, Infamous 2. On the left, a darker skinned scantily-clad women wears tight leather (or is it pleather?) pants, what appears to be a tribal coif of … Continue reading
Ar tonelico is a Japanese RPG series developed by Gust (makers of the Atelier series as well, which we’ve commented on before). Its third installment Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel has just been reviewed by the ESRB and … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from NonCon. Reviewer for the gaming website Gamepad Dojo. Gay gamer, loves games both “casual” and “core,” and hopes to help make the gaming community a more inclusive, friendly one. I doubt that characters of … Continue reading
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was released last week, and I’d like to share some first impressions about the story from roughly the first 30 minutes of play. Specifically, I want to discuss the only female character introduced in the game … Continue reading
I recently started playing Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland for the Playstation 3. This game is part of a long running alchemy series of games made by Gust. The game is a mix of battles, alchemy (item creation), and … Continue reading
(N.B. Trigger warning for violence perpetrated against women, sexual in nature. Spoiler warnings for Heavy Rain.) This past week I had the opportunity to attend E3 (many thanks to GayGamer for the honor), and during that time I was able … Continue reading
by guest contributor Sparky Clarkson Michael “Sparky” Clarkson is a biophysical researcher at a small university in Boston, and is originally from Alabama. He blogs at Discount Thoughts. To a large extent, my enjoyment of a game depends on … Continue reading
(Warnings: trigger for rape, sexual assault, and spoilers for Heavy Rain) Heavy Rain’s Madison Paige has had some eyebrow-raising marketing use. There has been much talk of a strip scene that occurs in the game. Then there’s this past year’s … Continue reading
In a previous post I discussed the issue of text size in console interfaces. But gaming accessibility does not end at the interface screen. In-game text size can be a large barrier for visually impaired gamers. AbleGamers recently named Dragon … Continue reading