queerness in games

Games Opinion

Fire Emblem Doesn't Just Need Gay Characters, It Needs Queer Life

'Three Houses' technically offers more queer romance than past entries, but its a footnote in a very heteronormative game.
Todd Harper
8.8.19
The Red Strings Club

We Talked to the 'The Red Strings Club' Devs About Queer Art and Intention

Yesterday, we wrote about deadnaming and a cyberpunk adventure game. Today, we talked to its developers.
Danielle Riendeau
1.23.18
cyberpunk

How 'The Red Strings Club' Sabotages Its Hopeful Cyberpunk Vision

The new game from the creators of 'Gods Will Be Watching" has bold, refreshing ideas about future sex—but also a pitfall into transphobia.
Danielle Riendeau
1.22.18
free play

A Horror Game That Rejects The Usual Zombie Tropes

'These Four Walls Called Reality' is a rare game set in an apocalypse that rejects the idea that the social world was hunky-dory before.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.5.18
The Pantheon of Games

We Made Our Own Myths in 2017's Photo Modes

Armed with our virtual cameras in our virtual worlds, we can create the images we want to believe in.
Dia Lacina
1.2.18
GaymerX

GaymerX East 2017 Ends With An Eloquent Call for Community

Speaker Katherine Cross ended the LGBTQ-focused game conference with a fiery speech about the importance of community in these trying times.
Danielle Riendeau
11.8.17
South Park The Fractured But Whole

When I Visited South Park As A Trans Woman, The Joke Was On Me

'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' claims a progressive streak, but really offers the same tired misgendering and transphobia.
Jennifer Unkle
10.27.17
Wolfenstein II : The New Colossus

The Opening Moments of 'Wolfenstein II' Absolutely Do Not Fuck Around

The new Wolfenstein goes right for the throat, multiple times, in its intro.
Danielle Riendeau
10.26.17
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

Labor Politics Overshadow Otherwise Fantastic New Life is Strange Episode

'Before the Storm' invites you to take a moment, breathe, and bask in your teenage feelings.
Danielle Riendeau
10.25.17
open thread

There is One Good Thing About 2017: Lots of Queer Women In Games

Please, game developers of every size and stripe, keep making good games games with queer women in them.​
Danielle Riendeau
10.24.17
The Last of Us Part II

I Hope ‘The Last of Us Part II’ is Super Gay

‘The Last of Us Part II’ was only just teased, but it’s already looking kind of queer.
Danielle Riendeau
12.5.16