Diversity on the PAX Australia 2017 showfloor

Diversity on the PAX Australia 2017 showfloor

At PAX Australia 2017, I was excited to see a show floor full of developers who are passionate about representation and diversity, which is reflected in the ways they talk about their games and teams.
By Alayna Cole Nov 22 2017, 11:14AM
2017 State of Queer games wrap-up

2017 State of Queer games wrap-up

It's been a year of (mostly) ups and (some) downs for queer representation in games. Here's our wrap.
By Alayna Cole Nov 20 2017, 1:02PM
Doctor Minecraft

Doctor Minecraft

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the cube.
By Alayna Cole Nov 14 2017, 11:35AM
Diversity 101 panels are unfair to their audiences

Diversity 101 panels are unfair to their audiences

Will there ever be a time to stop asking about the importance of diversity in games? We hope so.
By Alayna Cole Nov 8 2017, 10:39AM
Hands-on Preview: Florence

Hands-on Preview: Florence

I played Florence at PAX Australia 2017, and I can’t stop thinking about it.
By Alayna Cole Nov 6 2017, 11:51AM
What do we see when we look at games through the lens of nostalgia?

What do we see when we look at games through the lens of nostalgia?

How returning to much-loved games with new perspectives can change our relationship with the familiar.
By Alayna Cole Sep 18 2017, 3:39PM
PewDiePie proves that videogame culture is still as toxic as ever

PewDiePie proves that videogame culture is still as toxic as ever

Felix continues to be a terrible influence on the internet.
By Alayna Cole Sep 11 2017, 1:06PM
Why non-binary player-characters are important, and you should support them

Why non-binary player-characters are important, and you should support them

They’re still incredibly uncommon, but nonbinary player-characters are popping up in popular games, and are paving the way for a major shift in the industry.
By Alayna Cole Sep 6 2017, 12:39PM
Games and art and games as art

Games and art and games as art

How can games be art, interact with art, and encourage us to make our own art through play?
By Alayna Cole Aug 30 2017, 11:40AM
Review: Tacoma

Review: Tacoma

Tacoma is a good game, but there's just a hint of rails...
By Alayna Cole Aug 7 2017, 11:11AM
Dungeons & Dragons & roleplaying on Neopets

Dungeons & Dragons & roleplaying on Neopets

Apparently I have been accidentally playing tabletop RPGs my entire life.
By Alayna Cole Aug 3 2017, 10:39AM
Review: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Review: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

This game isn't your real dad - but that's kinda the whole point.
By Alayna Cole Jul 25 2017, 11:06AM
Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles

Yonder doesn't want you to rush your playtime, but you should rush to buy it.
By Alayna Cole Jul 24 2017, 11:04AM
Apparently there are games on Netflix now

Apparently there are games on Netflix now

Tired of mindlessly binge-watching Netflix shows? Well, maybe you should try its new interactive episodes.
By Alayna Cole Jul 20 2017, 11:15AM
Pokémon Go: Does accessibility need to be the ultimate goal of game design?

Pokémon Go: Does accessibility need to be the ultimate goal of game design?

How can we create experiences that are limited to particular spaces without always excluding rural areas?
By Alayna Cole Jul 14 2017, 12:18PM
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.
By Alayna Cole Jun 23 2017, 11:58AM
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*.
By Alayna Cole Jun 5 2017, 11:23AM
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.
By Alayna Cole Jun 2 2017, 1:17PM
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.
By Alayna Cole May 23 2017, 3:26PM
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.
By Alayna Cole May 23 2017, 1:00AM