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Gone Home invites you to step into an empty house and uncover its stories. It isn’t a game that focuses on battle systems or outlandish weapons. Gone Home asks to player wander around, remain curious, and discover what they can … Continue reading
When I was younger, many of the stories I was told were about princesses. According to those stories, princesses needed rescuing, attended lavish balls wearing elegant dresses, and had to get the guy in order to live happily ever after. … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Mark Filipowich: Mark Filipowich writes about video games for PopMatters and anywhere else that will take him. He lives in London, Ontario where he is one of the last projectionists in the city that has been … Continue reading
Cinders is a visual novel by MoaCube. The game is inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale but it isn’t the story you may know from the Disney movie. With four possible endings, 120 decision points, and over 150,000 words this … Continue reading
Edited to Add: This article has been corrected. Thankfully Vette’s shock collar cannot be used to make her love your male character. Bioware’s The Old Republic has been released to much fanfare and a blitz of publicity, becoming a surprisingly … Continue reading
You could say I found my womanhood on the island of Vvardenfell. My life has been, in many ways, a master class education in the fact that games are never “just games.” You see, the setting of Elder Scrolls III: … Continue reading
If you have any interest in BioWare’s Dragon Age 2 (and I realize many don’t, after many missteps by both BioWare and EA in this franchise and others), you’ve likely heard the bad by now: entire levels are used over and … Continue reading