//Reviews
//Features
Where Did All the (Action Figure) Girls Go?

Where Did All the (Action Figure) Girls Go?

By G. Christopher Williams

11 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

The scarcity of the Black Widow action figure on toy shelves has me thinking about what we think we know about gender identity in play, be that play with toys or play in video games....

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Backwards Compatibility is the Only Way Forward

By Ciarán Ó Muirthile

10 Apr 2015 // 1:20 AM

Every generation has attempted to preserve the most important pieces of its art. It should be just the same with computer games, but often it is not....

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//News

Games in Development Boast a Backdrop of Cultural Exploration>

Designers of each cite historical, scholarly works when discussing the games, indicative of an independent gaming universe that’s increasingly taking a wide-angle lens to game development....

The Console Needs to Die and Nintendo Should Be the One to Pull the Trigger>

Asher Vollmer, Creator of the Elegant 'Threes', Turns Cynical with 'Royals'>

Fans Get Early Glimpse of 'Star Wars' Video Game>

//Blogs

Can Video Game Mechanics Be “Trashy”?

// Moving Pixels

"Speed is the pornography of video games. Like adding skin to a film, adding speed to a game isn't usually about making the game a more thoughtful experience. It is about exciting its audience's instincts on the most visceral level possible.

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