Are You Too Sexy? – Understanding Bayonetta & Women and Sexuality in Gaming

Are You Too Sexy? – Understanding Bayonetta & Women and Sexuality in Gaming

Since exactly forever, women in video games have had a certain reputation for being overtly sexualised. With exaggerated long legs, impossibly sized breasts, and jiggle physics being prioritised as key features in some games, it’s not hard to see how a lot of gamers have grown exasperated and bored of the copy/paste look a fair amount of women in gaming share. As the gender divide in gaming is rapidly equalising, […]

Destiny’s Infamous ‘Loot Cave’ Is Down – For Good

Destiny’s Infamous ‘Loot Cave’ Is Down – For Good

In the passing weeks since the launch of Bungie’s newest IP, Destiny, players have been torn and squabbling over views of the title. There are those severely disappointed with the lack of depth the game offered, and those that praise it for being a solid shooter – but regardless of how you felt, there was one holy grail that brought every Guardian together… The bastion of Earth – Loot Cave. […]

Women Outnumber Men In Gaming Market, UK Study Finds

Women Outnumber Men In Gaming Market, UK Study Finds

‘Gaming Revolution‘ research conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) has found that the number of female consumers within gaming has climbed steadily, and has now overtaken the number of male gamers within the UK market. The data comes from a broad survey of 4,058 face to face interviews over a vast range of ages and backgrounds. “This research, conducted by Populus on behalf of the IAB, wanted to provide a detailed […]

We’re All In This Together – Game Journalists Quit Over Abuse

We’re All In This Together – Game Journalists Quit Over Abuse

Gaming has been seething the past few weeks, as GamerGate has effectively demonstrated the very best and the very worst the industry has to offer. As collectives have formed around tags such as #NotYourShield, showing just how broad a spectrum gaming has developed, doors have equally been opened for non-stop channels of abuse and harassment to blight every view point, and stand in the way of all progress. This past […]

‘GamerGate’ and Why We Aren’t Moving Forward From the Worst Week in Gaming

‘GamerGate’ and Why We Aren’t Moving Forward From the Worst Week in Gaming

The past week has been, by a long shot, the worst week in the recent history of gaming. With finger pointing, tantrums and some absolutely vile abuse aimed at so many prominent figures on both sides of the debate, nobody has come out of this situation on top. We have experienced the ugly side of every sector in gaming and it’s left a lot of us lacking enthusiasm for the industry that […]

First Look at TellTale Games ‘Game of Thrones’ Series

First Look at TellTale Games ‘Game of Thrones’ Series

As TellTale’s most popular series, The Walking Dead comes to a season finale, the studio recognised for it’s emotionally crippling episodic game series’ has begun the trickle of tantalising information regarding one of it’s most intensely awaited upcoming titles, Game of Thrones. Based on HBO’s tv series, A Game of Thrones, which is in turn based on the incredible G.R.R. Martin’s literary series A Song of Ice and Fire, TellTale’s […]

Patreon Support Does Not Have to Interfere with Press Coverage – Indie Devs, Kotaku and Disclosure

Patreon Support Does Not Have to Interfere with Press Coverage – Indie Devs, Kotaku and Disclosure

The past few days has seen several recognised figures in gaming media called out for ‘conflict of interest’ articles, many of which involved the support of the indie developers they covered on Patreon. Patreon is a service content creators use to fund their work, it’s an open donation service that anybody can take advantage of to keep their independent endeavours financially afloat. It is a life-line to many indie developers, and […]

Polygon and Kotaku Scalded Over Further Undisclosed ‘Conflict of Interest’ Articles

Polygon and Kotaku Scalded Over Further Undisclosed ‘Conflict of Interest’ Articles

A few days ago I posted an article that discussed in no small part the importance of standards within journalistic media. Gaming journalism is currently enduring a colossal change in tides that has seen several big names within the industry heavily criticised for acts of non-disclosure, censorship, as well the burial and with-holding of information. This string of events has been primarily publicised, fought for and evidenced by the gaming community itself, […]

An Alternate Response to Recent Controversy – Media, Abuse, and Women in Gaming

An Alternate Response to Recent Controversy – Media, Abuse, and Women in Gaming

This is a difficult piece for me to write. The recent controversy that has broken out over the past few days has stormed every corner of the gaming community, and moved so fast that everybody knew the name ‘Zoe Quinn’ before they even knew what she had been accused of. Gamer Headlines has been one of very, very, very few sites that have reported this story, that have not censored comments, […]

The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 5 Release Dates, Prices and Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 5 Release Dates, Prices and Trailer

The finale of TellTale’s infamously traumatic episodic series The Walking Dead has finally received its official release dates for PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Playstation Store and iOS. Season 2 has definitely seen some new lows, some horrendously difficult decisions, and some particular scenes that had me in genuine tears – and I’m not usually a crier. The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5: ‘No Going Back’ will be the concluding instalment […]