Studies Show Women Who Game Are More Confident

Ladies- feeling down on yourself? Can't seem to find motivation? Forgot how to flirt? Well, you might try picking up a new hobby: video games. Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and  SuperBetter author Jane McGonigal draws on hundreds of studies to support her claim that gaming promotes confidence [...]

Apollyon: What We Know About For Honor’s Female Villian

Ubisoft's For Honor beta kicked off February 9th, allowing players to get a taste of what's to come in the Valentine's Day release of this competitive online multiplayer game. Thus far, most reviews have discussed the weapon-play strategy demanded of the player. Learning  attacks, guard breakers, combos, and additional special moves while monitoring your stamina levels will [...]

5 Video Game Heroines Who Don’t Need Rescuing

Step aside boys-from fighting slave traders to fighting zombies, these powerful, independent women are here to take names and kick ass. Straight from their virtual worlds, here are five video game heroines who don't need rescuing: 5. Lightening (Final Fantasy) This heroine is a busy lady. After seeking to save her younger sister Serah, Lightning serves [...]

Glorious: A Guild of Deaf Players Destroys World of Warcraft’s Hardest Raid

If you've ever attempted a high-tier WoW raid, you know that they are tough. In fact, they can be damn near impossible. Yourself and 24 others are asked to balance several leading mechanics with precision while attempting to defeat an extraordinarily difficult boss. It requires an incredibly focused amount of strategy, coordination, and above all- [...]

Classic, Complicated, and Unrequited: Love Stories in Video Games

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it only seems fitting to pause and remember the great love stories that video games have offered our culture. Here, in my opinion, are the top three contenders for most interesting video game couples: Ezio Auditore and Sofia Sartor: A Classic Love (Assassin's Creed: Revelations) Ezio and Sofia first [...]

Ashley Judd Faces Backlash for calling out Gaming Industry for “Profiteering off Misogyny”

On January 18th, Ashley Judd's TED Talk about "The Online Abuse of Women" was uploaded to youtube. The spirit of the talk was bold and to-the-point:  the online gender violence toward girls and women is not just offensive- it is horrific and disgusting. And needs to stop. At one point in her talk, she turned specifically to [...]

The Science of Assassin’s Creed: Genetic Memory Revisited

In a recent interview with The Guardian Michael Fassbender talked about the credibility of genetic memory, saying that it ultimately made, "a lot of scientific sense." While being able to re-live our ancestor's experiences due to generational DNA-transmission sounds like a long shot, there may be at least a modicum of truth behind the science of [...]