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Dress up games - my new favourite thing EVER 

Dress up games - my new favourite thing EVER

Love Nikki: Dress Up Queen is a great game - and no one should be ashamed of liking it.
Horizon Zero Dawn was made for <i>me</i> 

Horizon Zero Dawn was made for me

There's something beautiful that happens when you and a game just *click*.
Review: Old Man&#8217;s Journey 

Review: Old Man’s Journey

Old Man’s Journey is a masterpiece of environmental storytelling, and an utterly flawless game experience.
LawBreakers: How it differs from other hero shooters and hopes to avoid a toxic game community 

LawBreakers: How it differs from other hero shooters and hopes to avoid a toxic game community

We speak with Cliff Bleszinski and the Boss Key team about the upcoming title, and what differentiates them from similar games on the market.
LawBreakers is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro 

LawBreakers is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro

Cliffy B's latest isn't just for PC gamers anymore.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, and the difference between conflict and combat 

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, and the difference between conflict and combat

We shouldn't dismiss a game as 'casual', just because it eschews combat in favour of other forms of drama.
GX Australia: The celebration and the call to action 

GX Australia: The celebration and the call to action

Supporting safe spaces is really damn important.
Yooka-Laylee: A lizard, a bat, a Lombax, and a robot walk into a bar 

Yooka-Laylee: A lizard, a bat, a Lombax, and a robot walk into a bar

Yeah, the joke’s about as shit as you’d expect.
Romancing the alien: Queer identity in video games 

Romancing the alien: Queer identity in video games

Exploring queer characters and stories in video games is important - but it's also got to be done right.
Hey, Pok&#233;mon - we need to talk 

Hey, Pokémon - we need to talk

It's not me, Pokémon Sun and Moon - it's definitely you.
Queer representation in games: Heroes Like Us at PAX Australia 2016 

Queer representation in games: Heroes Like Us at PAX Australia 2016

What happens when you put five queer folk on a panel in front of a packed theatre of awesome people?
Women in games - Sexuality, empowerment, and... vaginas 

Women in games - Sexuality, empowerment, and... vaginas

Why are we allowed to be titallated by women in games, but not actually talk about their own sexuality?
In defense of the unreliable narrator 

In defense of the unreliable narrator

The Stanley Parable, the Beginner’s Guide, and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Experience.
Some Journeys are worth coming back to 

Some Journeys are worth coming back to

Journey remains as effecting a game as ever on PS4.
The Curious Case of Roach 

The Curious Case of Roach

Is The Witcher 3's horse the best character in the game? She may be...

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