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Has Skyrim’s Modding Community Become a Misogynistic Nightmare?

We're all used to seeing outlandish Skyrim mods. (The Thomas the Tank Engine characters as a replacement for dragons is a classic.) Good natured, mod-based hijinks are par for the course. What you might not be expecting, however, is the troubled current state of modding culture. The modding scene is getting frighteningly misogynistic, and it only takes a cursory glance at the Nexus to see it.

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How Darkwood Became a Horror Game That is PTSD-Inclusive

It's been a long time since I've played a horror game. Not because I don't love them in that Halloween masochistic way, I do – but because I can't handle them anymore. My post-traumatic stress disorder has made it almost impossible to last longer than five minutes in any given horror title.

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Why Is PewDiePie’s Fanbase Convinced That Gaming Culture Is Racist? Because It Is.

The gaming community isn't homogeneous, as much as some groups like to believe it is. There are plenty of gamers who are all about inclusivity in video games. Gamers come from all walks of life. But that doesn't mean gaming culture isn't racist.

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It’s Important That The Long Dark Delayed Their Release to Include a Female Main Character

Hinterland may be unassuming, but they speak up at all the right times. When the team decided to delay the release of The Long Dark's story mode, they announced that it was due, in part, to the decision to make Dr. Astrid Greenwood into a main character. They were so devoted to this, in fact, that they delayed story mode an entire year.

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