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In-Game Identity: Gender

In-Game Identity: Gender

For this piece, I spoke to numerous people of all genders, pulled from a variety of different gaming communities on the web. All of my respondents were between the ages of 15 and 3 ...

In-Game Identities, Part 1: Vanity

In-Game Identities, Part 1: Vanity

The initial page is a hardline indoor setting; a background of the metallic greys of a military base. It’s dull enough for you to easily see your options: male, female, and then yo ...

Forever Building – The World Of Mods, Part 2

Forever Building – The World Of Mods, Part 2

A blossoming infatuation with a game is often social. Rowan Gerritsen, an 18 year old modder from the Netherlands, remembers that the first time he ever laid eyes on The Sims- the ...

Forever Building – The World of Mods, Part 1

Forever Building – The World of Mods, Part 1

It could be said that there are two parts to experiencing a game. The first part deals with buying it, playing it through, and learning it as a piece of interactive art. The second ...

Diablo III Trading – What Did We Do Wrong?

Diablo III Trading – What Did We Do Wrong?

Diablo III is produced by one of the biggest gaming companies in the world and arguably struggles with several issues, but the most curious of its recent changes is the exclusion o ...

Street Fighter V GamePlay Trailer

Street Fighter V GamePlay Trailer

  Street Fighter V has been announced with a gameplay trailer. Capcom has made an odd release for Street Fighter 5 to be released only on PlayStation 4 and PC. ...

Ex-Team ICO Devs Release Teaser Trailer For Vane

Ex-Team ICO Devs Release Teaser Trailer For Vane

While The Last Guardian is still missing in action, some ex-Team Ico members are readying a bewitching new game titled Vane. Friend & Foe Games is made up of five former employ ...

In-Game Identity: Gender

For this piece, I spoke to numerous people of all genders, pulled from a variety of different gaming communities on the web. All of my respondents were between the ages of 15 and 35, and a majority of them had grown up with games like LoZ and considered themselves to fit within the parameters of a “gamer”. In part one, I took a look at vanity in gaming. Now, we bring the representation down to gender. What ...

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In-Game Identities, Part 1: Vanity

The initial page is a hardline indoor setting; a background of the metallic greys of a military base. It’s dull enough for you to easily see your options: male, female, and then your beginning gear. All are human, but you can choose some of your outfits. There are no options for skin color, facial features, hair, build, or height. The character idles in place and occasionally flexes or sighs. While COD:AW i ...

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Forever Building – The World Of Mods, Part 2

A blossoming infatuation with a game is often social. Rowan Gerritsen, an 18 year old modder from the Netherlands, remembers that the first time he ever laid eyes on The Sims- the original game- at a friend's house. He watched his friend play, tried it out a bit himself, and then went ahead and decided he needed it for his own. "I was so in love with the gameplay and the ability to create characters that yo ...

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Forever Building – The World of Mods, Part 1

It could be said that there are two parts to experiencing a game. The first part deals with buying it, playing it through, and learning it as a piece of interactive art. The second deals with customizing it to your needs and making it suited for you individually. Welcome to the world of game modification, which has boomed in the past few years with more modders, more mods available, and more recognition fro ...

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Diablo III Trading – What Did We Do Wrong?

Diablo III is produced by one of the biggest gaming companies in the world and arguably struggles with several issues, but the most curious of its recent changes is the exclusion of the trading system. When the game was released in May of 2012, it had character-to-character trading, as well as a full gold auction house and a real-money auction house. Two years later, in March of 2014, Blizzard shut the whol ...

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Ex-Team ICO Devs Release Teaser Trailer For Vane

While The Last Guardian is still missing in action, some ex-Team Ico members are readying a bewitching new game titled Vane. Friend & Foe Games is made up of five former employees of Team Ico, and the aesthetic of games like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus is evident in this teaser trailer Vane. While the shots of what looks to be a child exploring strange environments is very reminiscent of Ico, at the ...

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