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  1. Gamergate Tries To Convince Indie Devs of IndieCade & IGF’s “Corruption,” Indie Devs Are Like LOL NOPE

    Gamergate announced a big new op yesterday because it was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and they have an over-inflated sense of self-importance. Their plan? Convince indie developers that the Independent Games Festival and IndieCade are colluding with corrupt developers. Because Ethics In Games Journalism. Sadly for Gamergate, it's not going over so well.

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  2. Ralph Baer, The Father of Video Games, Has Passed Away

    It is a sad time in video game history: Ralph Baer, the man responsible for the first home video game console, has passed away.

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  3. Australian Gamers Challenge Target’s GTAV Removal By Launching Ridiculous Counter-Protests

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Remember a few days ago when Target Australia announced it would no longer be stocking Grand Theft Auto V on its shelves? Now there are several new petitions, presumably from people who are angry with the original decision, advocating that Target get rid of other things, too—like its name and logo, for example, which "encourage people to aim at and shoot things." Can't make this stuff up, folks.

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  4. No, the Game Journalist Who Contacted the Moms of Threatening Trolls Is Not Being Sued

    Alanah Pearce, the gaming journalist who took new and exciting steps to combat those sending her rape threats online by telling their mothers what they were up to would like to clear something up: She's not getting sued by any of the families for defamation.

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  5. Telltale’s Game of Thrones is Exactly What the Maester Ordered

    See what I did there??

    I've played Episode 1 of 6: Iron From Ice of Telltale Games' Game of Thrones title and I'm here to tell you all about it. Except without spoilers!

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  6. BioWare Talks The Development Of Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s Trans Character

    Dragon Age: Inquisition might just have one of the best representations of a trans character in video games ever. Writer Patrick Weekes took to the BioWare Blog to discuss exactly how this character came to be, and why they all loved creating him so much.

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  7. Peach’s Ballgown Continues To Invokes Eldritch Horrors Via This Defective Amiibo

    Oh god it's EATEN HER LEGS

    Those who've been following news of the latest Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U are no doubt quite familiar with the abomination that lurks just between Princess Peach's legs. That's not innuendo, by the way—there's quite literally a black void of nothingness in place of a panty shot when Peach goes flying. Now, it appears that nothingness cannot be contained.

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  8. Sex Workers Petition to Pull GTAV From Shelves, Target Australia Agrees

    At the behest of a Change.org petition that condemns the 2013 game Grand Theft Auto V for promoting violence against women, Target Australia has announced that they will be pulling all copies of the game from their shelves.

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  9. Feminist Frequency’s New Video Is “25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male”

    Playing With Privilege.

    Anita Sarkeesian has released a new Feminist Frequency video—not in her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, but under a new "Playing With Privilege" banner. The video, featuring DoubleFine's Tim Schafer and IGN's Greg Miller (among others), is based on Feminist Frequency producer Jonathan McIntosh's Polygon article about what it's like to game with male privilege.

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  10. The Mary Sue’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection Giveaway!

    We'll help you be the master, chief.

    There's no place for some good old-fashioned shoot-everything-that-moves-until-it-no-longer-moves gameplay like Halo, so we've got your back! No, really. We have a backpack full of Halo gear for you to win including a copy of Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Let's finish this fight!

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