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How The Last of Us Part II brought lesbian representation to gaming

The game pointedly asks its players to remember that not only do lesbians and other queer folk exist in every world but that we deserve to use our lens to tell these new stories.
Hannah Ryan
2 hours ago
News

You can get paid to be an interior designer in Animal Crossing now

Step aside OnlyFans, there’s a new virtual side-hustle in town.
Jenna Mahale
5.5.20
Music

Rina Sawayama fucking loves Final Fantasy

The British-Japanese pop star joined us on NOTHING TO Hi-DE to talk about live plans, her debut album, and her undying love for video games.
Douglas Greenwood
4.20.20
Fashion

Inside the Animal Crossing fashion community turning out looks

In an era of social distancing the game has become the best way to turn a look — and engage with community while you're at it.
Lia Savillo
4.2.20
Culture

The most comforting video games to play while self-isolating

We're all gonna be stuck indoors for the foreseeable future. Time to get into gaming to distract yourself from the end times.
Alim Kheraj
3.25.20
Culture

The Black creatives changing the face of cosplay

Faced with a racist obsession with "accuracy", Black cosplayers are fighting to prove that cosplay applies to all and not just some.
Shakeena Johnson
2.21.20
Culture

20 years on, The Sims is still the ultimate roleplay fantasy for generation rent

Imagine if Rosebud worked in real life. Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Marianne Eloise
2.7.20
Culture

Is the gaming world becoming more trans-inclusive?

With upcoming release 'Tell Me Why' marking the first video game from a major developer to feature a playable transgender character, it seems the industry is beginning to modernise.
Jake Hall
1.30.20
Opinion

what’s it like being a black woman gamer in 2019?

A look at the rampant misogynoir of the global gaming community.
Shakeena Johnson
10.30.19
Culture

how otome games are changing the world of online love

Who needs Tinder when you can create your own perfect virtual anime boyfriend?
Annie Lord
10.30.19
Culture

meet the drag troupe changing the face of online gaming

The Stream Queens are creating a safe space for queer gamers, away from the white, cis and het majority that dominates streaming platforms like Twitch.
Ed Nightingale
8.23.19
Culture

gay for play: how video games became a space to virtually explore queerness

As a newly-opened exhibition at Berlin’s Schwules Museum examines the queer history of video games, writer Jake Hall investigates the ways in which virtual worlds have provided an escape for young people the world over.
Jake Hall
1.25.19
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