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Review: Gone Home (Switch)

Just five years ago Gone Home first graced us with its haunting, immersive storyline. In a time when first-person narrative exploration was only an inkling of a genre, Gone Home took the concept and blew it out of the water. Five years lat...

 
 
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Comments of the Week 48: Mom of War

Well hello there! 'Tis I, Mom of War, also known as WILFoftheblues to my closest friends.  Here in the Midwest, Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping, the squirrels are looking for their nuts, and Mother Nature appears to have fina...

 
 
 
 
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Body positive women in video games

When we imagine females in video games, a singular humanoid body type comes to mind. Laura Croft, Liara T’soni, Jill Valentine, and Cortana are all popular examples showcasing our fixation on the sexual female form - despite its reali...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Divinity: Original Sin boss asks where all the women at

Okay, some creative license. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke actually asked a much more proper, "Where are the women?" in his blog post yesterday, trying to explain the discrepancy in how many women seem to be playing Divinity: Original ...

 
 
 
 
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E3 2015: You play like a girl

[Here's a guest editorial from Matthew Razak, Editor-in-Chief of Flixist, and former Destructoid staff. You may remember him as Cowzilla. It's nice to have him back.] This year as I sat at home watching press events from all the major gamin...

 
 
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Sexism and Super Smash at Press Start LAN

Neha Chhetri, better known as LiloNStitchface or Lilo for short, is a pro Super Smash Bros. Melee player that you may recognize from the Super Smash Bros. Invitational hosted by Nintendo at E3 last year. Lilo is no stranger to harassme...

 
 
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Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels

The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like America we are rele...

 
 
 
 
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Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?

Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are currently no femal...

 
 
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Women spending more on mobile games than men

Women spend more time and money on mobile games than men, according to a recent study conducted by Yahoo subsidiary Flurry. The mobile analytics firm collected data indicating female players make 31 percent more in-app purchases than men, a...

 
 
 
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She Got Game doc focuses on the strengths of women in gaming

One of the criticisms that's commonly levied at feminism (in gaming or otherwise) is that it focuses a lot on what people can't or shouldn't do, and not enough on what they can and should do. I don't share that criticism overall, but I can...

 
 
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Latest Tropes vs Women in Games is all very reasonable

"Ms. Male" is not a comfortable thing to say. Really, "Ms." isn't, either. I've just always pronounced it closer to "Miss." Stupid prefixes. Anyway, the newest Tropes vs Women in games -- it's been a while since the last one -- is out. We'...

 
 
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Crytek's Warface is getting playable women soldiers

Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, where the game, sti...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Vertigo

Let's look for a playable woman protagonist in a videogame that doesn't rely on the same pool of restrictive stereotypes as every other playable woman protagonist. To do this, let's look at a fighting game from 1994. That one about the din...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Creative Freedom, Strings Attached

Freedom of expression is not freedom to express without challenge. A game is within its rights to include any content it does, but that content is not sacred. Puppeteer features a boy as the hero, not a girl. Gavin Moore was asked why thi...

 
 




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conservitavehistorynerd

@Chris Carter why am i in timeout?

 
Kaiser von Seckendorff

Today in the early hours of the morning my grandfather He was Even though I miss him, I dont feel utterly He was a pastor and I believe he is in paradise Te amó

 
dephoenix

A buddy of mine once got a new phone after his broke, only to find out the brand new phone was a refurbished used How did he know, you ask? The phone was filled with some old ladys #Anecdotetoid

 
Chris Moyse

Happy Birthday Perro! Hope you have a wonderful day bud! :)

 
conservitavehistorynerd

anyone else think buying used is better? I mean ive gotten a used wii u with 13 games for 175$ and a nintendo switch with a 128gb and 64gb memory card and two games for is there any benefit to buying new?

 
Dango

So thats what all that global warming was for!

 
PhilKenSebben

Absolutely

 
Dead Churros

Random thoughts: wondering about how dangerous it must be to have sex with Goku

 
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Unknown middle easterners? Then how does he even know they are from the middle east?

 
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The Pokemon Center US store has added cool Lavender Town merch to their Theres a scarf, a hat, and a color changing mug among other Very tempted to get Link in the comments for those

 
 

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