And just like that, Pokémon Go is good again

And just like that, Pokémon Go is good again

And I have been playing A LOT OF IT - and I feel better for it.
By Alayna Cole May 21 2018, 1:09PM
Tala launches on Kickstarter, again

Tala launches on Kickstarter, again

We talk with Tala's creator about crowdfunding pitfalls and how to launch an indie game.
By Alayna Cole May 14 2018, 11:34AM
Stardew Valley and self-care

Stardew Valley and self-care

A game all about work/life balance has a lot to teach us about making that work in our own lives...
By Alayna Cole May 9 2018, 12:55PM
Review: A Moment Between Us

Review: A Moment Between Us

Part audiobook, part co-op game, but certainly unique.
By Alayna Cole Apr 9 2018, 12:54PM
De-prioritising combat is an important trend in gaming

De-prioritising combat is an important trend in gaming

Shooting people in the face is fun and all, but games can be so much more...
By Alayna Cole Apr 3 2018, 12:39PM
Why I love fishing mini games

Why I love fishing mini games

One fish, two fish, three fish, more...
By Alayna Cole Mar 29 2018, 10:46AM
Insight into the Game Developers Conference

Insight into the Game Developers Conference

It may be the 'world's largest' event of its kind, but it's far from the most accessible.
By Alayna Cole Mar 28 2018, 1:33PM
Review: Florence

Review: Florence

It may be short, but this new mobile game is definitely (bitter) sweet.
By Alayna Cole Mar 5 2018, 10:37AM
Ex-Bioware writer David Gaider on representation in games

Ex-Bioware writer David Gaider on representation in games

The man best known for making Dragon Age a ground-breaking game in terms of queer diversity talks about how the fight isn't over yet.
By Alayna Cole Dec 7 2017, 12:05PM
Wolfenstein II-themed protest planned for Milo Yiannopoulos event

Wolfenstein II-themed protest planned for Milo Yiannopoulos event

Alt-right poster boy heads down under - and gamers say 'nope!'.
By Alayna Cole, David Hollingworth Nov 30 2017, 6:33PM
Falling in love again: We play Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC

Falling in love again: We play Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC

With the release of Horizon Zero Dawn’s The Frozen Wilds DLC, I was recently able to dive back into one of the most incredible game experiences of my life...
By Alayna Cole Nov 28 2017, 11:37AM
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