Items tagged critique

Making Games on a Pi

Tags: hardware, critique

Don't Listen To Business Indies

Tags: business, critique

The Ratings Game, Part 1: A Likely and an Unlikely Suspect

You know what's scary? It's been almost three decades since videogames first got an audience rating system, and countless scientific studies later we still have to spend too much time defending the reality that videogames don't cause violence. Makes me wonder if this idea will ever die.

Tags: business, history, critique

The Hidden, Destructive Legacy of 'Duke Nukem'

Tags: classic, shooter, critique

Enough Medieval Fantasy RPGs Already

Tags: rpg, critique

Cyberpunk 2077 is an architecture critique with nothing to say

A high-brow academic analysis of an increasingly contemporary issue.

Tags: rpg, critique

The Uncanny Valley of Culture

Tags: representation, critique

Game Engines: A False Dichotomy

Tags: technology, critique

GoldenEye 007 Fan Remake Shut Down by James Bond License Holders

And all the IP holders have gained is a lot of ill-will. They could have had free advertising instead. Good job breaking it, hero.

Tags: shooter, business, critique

COVID-19 and pivot towards game development lead to layoffs at Kongregate

Wait, what? I guess the layoffs shouldn't surprise anyone after the previous announcement, though having them come without warning just a day later is ugly. But how in the world do you blame the ongoing health crisis for the woes of an internet company that does everything online by definition?! Your business should be booming right now! You know, from all the people stuck at home with not much to do.

Tags: business, critique

Divest from the Video Games Industry!

Tags: long, community, critique

Dying Light 2 writer Chris Avellone accused of sexual assault and harassment

Yet another one? Seriouly? There really is no end to it.

Tags: community, critique

After Christchurch - What we owe our game communities

Tags: community, critique

Playdate & the LA Zine Fest, weird games, and what it means for “Playdate” to lose its name…

Tags: business, critique

Blizzard's Long History of Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls and Fear of Women

Tags: critique, representation

The environmental impact of a Playstation 4

Deconstructing Sony’s video game console is a mind-bending trip into carbon-intensive global electronics

Tags: critique, hardware

Blizzard's substance-less BlizzCon statement speaks volumes

Tags: business, critique

"I Want To Breathe Again": Three Industry Developers Come Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations

Tags: business, critique

Gamasutra - State of California investigates Riot for systematic gender discrimination

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Ubisoft continue to claim their games don’t have political stances, are still wrong

Tags: business, critique

Exploring Our Stories & Decolonizing Games

Tags: critique, representation

Nintendo pulls Switch eShop game after dev reveals he sneaked in basic code editor "Easter egg"

Tags: business, critique

Borderlands 3 shows 1-star protest reviews are still a problem

Tags: community, critique

BioWare’s awful response to Kotaku’s exposé pours petrol on a raging PR fire

Tags: business, critique

These Violent Delights Don’t Have Violent Ends: Study Finds No link Between Violent Video Games And Teen Aggression

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What It's Like To Write About Race And Video Games

Tags: representation, critique

Violent video games found not to be associated with adolescent aggression

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Activision Blizzard reports historic financial gains amid major layoffs

Tags: business, critique

Rockstar's history of America

What do Rockstar games tell us about American history?

Tags: critique, history

Blizzard and Black Women: Is it beef?

Tags: business, representation, critique

GOG makes another offensive tweet, offers non-apology

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Zombie Orpheus cancels contract with GOG over transphobia

Tags: business, representation, critique

Making games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shouldn’t be such hard work

Tags: business, critique

Making games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shouldn’t be such hard work

Tags: business, critique

The Games Industry is Toxic

Content Warnings: crunch, burnout, layoffs, general toxicity

Tags: business, critique

The state of blackness in games

Tags: representation, critique

Saving punk from Cyberpunk

Tags: critique