Even games with female protagonists had more dialogue from male characters.
Tears of the Kingdom doesn’t hand hold, with the narrative full of abstract and surreal moments that keep players guessing.
More and more artists and filmmakers are exploring the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of making films inside video games. Here’s why.
I’m a game design researcher focused on creating systems that allow games to be played by anyone. There cannot be a better example of that than The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Policymakers, tech companies and schools should all be part of conversations about how our society is responsible for the new realities of tech in the home after COVID-19 lockdowns.
Despite calls to boycott the game by trans activists, the game has proved wildly popular – particularly among Black gamers.
Vampire Survivors distils the essence of compelling ‘just-one-more-go’ design to create an extremely satisfying game.
The game that’s all about jumping comes alive in a film where the story is secondary to celebrating decades of Mario.
Cold war intrigue and an international legal fight were behind one of the most popular video games ever.
Historical patterns of scapegoating Jews persist into the modern day through our often unknowing and unconscious replication of images which date back centuries.
It might have been a show about a zombie apocalypse adapted from a hugely popular game but The Last of Us managed to offer audiences a lot of novel material.
Ash Ketchum is retiring from the Pokémon franchise, but this doesn’t spell the end of Pikachu.
There are fears that these high-level acquisitions will cause market stagnation and allow Microsoft to form a monopoly on the gaming industry.
In its simulation of real world living, without real world limits, The Sims offers players the chance to embody characters that represent their true selves.
People form as strong attachments to gaming universes and can mourn their loss as keenly as physical places.
How The Last of Us bucked the trend for failed video game adaptations and instead added depth to a much beloved game.
Black footballers in the game are given lower scores for technical or cognitive ability than white players.
Without an educator to critically engage students about learning in a game, the learning can be misinformed or lost.
HBO’s adaptation of the beloved game might finally break the streak of terrible TV adaptations.
Far from high adrenaline combat or difficult puzzle solving, cosy gamers seek respite in their choice of games – but where did the trend come from? A gaming expert explains.